Whether feasting at home or at a restaurant, the Christmas dinner deserves nothing but the upmost respect.
It’s not something the female usually struggles to find an excuse for, and this ultimate dinner party is no exception when it comes to buying a new outfit. You may have a theme to your festive fun; sophisticated black-tie, novelty jumpers, cocktail dresses and party hats. Choosing an outfit or even a new accessory can be an exciting prospect. It makes staying in an enjoyable experience.
Fine dining with all the trimmings? Not one to be outdone, this demands style, elegance and formality. Silk, satin and a full length dress is what’s required here. Darker fabrics of mocha and grey, accessorised with black jewellery offer an interesting alternative to black, often used as the ‘go to’ where formality is concerned. Bring this into the current fashion scene by wearing a pair of ankle boots. The more slender the heel, the more formal they will feel.
The table gets a little sparkle, so why not do the same for your outfit. Cocktail dresses were designed for special occasions, and this is one of them. Anything with a glistening thread, sequin detailing or that has adopted the return of the classic velvet textile is sure to strike the party tone. Soft cotton and fur cardigans will cover your modesty through dinner, until you’re ready to reveal the full show stopper that is your dress – and you of course.
Satisfyingly, the Christmas jumper just got its credibility back. Wear your knitted number with pride this year as you tuck into your traditional turkey or nut-roast. With so many variations of the ‘Christmas jumper’ now available, you’d be hard pressed not to find the right one for you.