Introducing the party pieces you’ll wear again and again

A party dress isn't just for Christmas!

By Alison Lynch, 23 November 2016
Introducing the party pieces you’ll wear again and again

As we approach the busy festive party season, many of us are stocking up on vitamins, catching up on sleep while we can, and gazing into our wardrobes in the hope of divine inspiration. 

As fun as it is, the party season can be both exhausting for you and demanding on your wardrobe. 

There are so many different festive occasions to dress for and so many questions - what do you wear to that Christmas lunch with your boss, what's appropriate for dinner with the in-laws and what on earth do you wear for the office Christmas party?

Well, don't worry, because George has got all the party pieces you'll need this season. Not only are they on-trend, they also won't break the budget. 

Plus, they'll do all the hard work for you - there are outfits that will take you from the office to Christmas cocktails, midi-skirts that you'll be able to wear from now into 2017, and classic dresses that will work for the Christmas party and beyond. 

Because a party dress isn't just for Christmas. 

The versatile jumpsuit

For an easy day-to-night transformation, you can't beat a simple, sophisticated black jumpsuit. For the office, it can be dressed down by popping a chunky knit over the top so it looks like you're wearing culottes. Just add some flats for a stylish day look.

Then, when you want to head to the bar, swap those flats for heels, add an on-trend choker and a clutch bag and you're good to go. 

The classic party dress

The dream cocktail party dress is one that's super-comfy, yet super-stylish. It never dates and works for pretty much every social occasion. 

If you haven't found your trusty wear-anywhere dress yet, look no further than this velvety 50s-style 'wiggle dress', which flatters the curves with the help of some clever ruching at the stomach.

The sumptuous soft fabric and the deep, rich red shade, make this dress look and feel divine.

And, even better, you'll be bang on trend this season, as velvet dresses for evening were all over the AW16 catwalks. Add a sparkling necklace or brooch to recreate the high fashion look. 

A touch of shimmer

Embellishment and shimmering fabrics don't just work at Christmas - designers show them all year round. So, invest in one of George's twinkling pieces now and they'll lift any outfit, even in the cold post-Christmas months. 

If you want a failsafe option that works for day and night, try this season's pleated midi skirt (in silver or shimmering black). It can be worn for day with a polo-neck and pumps and then dressed up for evening with a simple velvet cami and some heels for dancing. 

And if you want to take things up a notch, look no further than this pinky-gold shimmer dress, a sophisticated approach to festive sparkle. 

The cap sleeve and lightweight fabric give the dress a delicate, feminine style. It's both elegant and easy to wear. In fact, you probably won't want to take it off. 

Festive tailoring

If you just want to put a little twist on your usual workwear, tailored tuxedo trousers with a little added sparkle are just the ticket. Worn with a simple white shirt or plain T-shirt, they're perfect for pepping up your office wear in the run-up to Christmas.

Let's face it, there's nothing cooler than a woman in a tuxedo. 

Woman of business

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Then, for the evening, simply swap your shirt for a cami top, add some simple silver heels and a sparkly bomber jacket, and you'll stand out for all the right reasons at Christmas drinks. 

Full-on sparkle

This high-octane 60s party dress is the most festive pick of the bunch. However, it's still totally versatile.

You can go full glam with 60s cat eyes and towering platform heels, or you could add some opaque black tights, a biker jacket and velvet ankle boots if you want to dress it down a little. 

The best thing is, the retro styling of this mini-dress means it won't date. It can be a staple of your Christmas - and New Year - celebrations for years to come. 

Beehive optional. 

For more on-trend and affordable partywear looks, head to George online or shop in-store.