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Christmas Dressing with Free People.

So the time of year has come again when it's a necessity to start thinking about party dressing. Work do's, Christmas Eve, Christmas day and then New Years eve are all on the agenda (along with the uncountable drunk nights out with friends at home when you get overly excited about being reunited for a few weeks), and it is the only time of year where sequins and glitter is more than acceptable. Ever since I was forced into the working world due to graduating, Christmas do's are one of the big things in the calander to look forward to and it is certainly a competition of who can look/dress the best. I recently did a shoot with Free People, and here are two amazing dress options for you to consider for parties over Christmas.

I'm not particularly someone who wears a lot of sequins, however why not embrace the Christmas spirit and go all out every once in a while? Stepping out of your comfort zone is a good thing, and the bronze and black tones kept me inside my safe colour palette. This dress would look incredible on it's own for a Christmas party. With the slight plunging neckline, short length and just the right amount of sparkle it is definitely a show stopper. I hadn't particularly planned on writing a blog post about party dressing when i was choosing the pieces to style from Free People hence why it is styled in a more grungy casual kind of way, however glam isn't really a look i often go for anyway so i would quite happily wear this whole outfit for Christmas drinks with friends or even Christmas day.

Dress - Free People
Boots - Missguided (similar here)
Beret - Topshop
T-shirt - Vintage

If sequins really aren't for you, velvet is a classic alternative and it a little bit more of a safe option if you don't want to opt to be the center of attention. I did question this dress before i put it on - it looked more granny chic than "let's drink too much and party", however it's one of those pieces which looks completely different when you try it on. Admitedly it isn't my usual style, however it fit like a dream and i would definitely wear it for a family party over the Christmas period. It is definitely all about the styling with this piece. Obviously if you wore it with stiletto court shoes that might be going a bit overboard with the classics, so i went for a flared heel sock boot to add a bit more of an edge.

This is the kind of dress you could really go to town with on the accessories. With the plain black colour you have a blank canvas for adding colour popping, sequins and feathers etc, so although this may need a bit more planning than the slinky sequin number you could really have some fun with it. Personally i would style it how i am wearing it here for an evening meal or drinks, but for a Christmas party i would go overboard with the metallic accessories. I would definitely stick to a boot for the shoe option as again i think a strappy heel or court shoe may look a bit too old fashioned, but a killer silver mirrored stilleto boot would keep the look cool and instagrammable.

Dress - Free People
Boots - Missguided (similar here)
Hat - Topshop

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