From sequin party dresses and going out blouses to black evening dresses and sparkly tops, we’ve rounded-up our favourite fashion buys from Union Square that’ll see you through the party season in style! This year it’s all about sequins, sparkles and metallics.
METALLIC DRESSESNothing says partywear like a dress in gold, silver or bronze. And if you’re searching for the perfect one to see you through the party season (and many more to come), look no further.
Take your pick from this body con dress, courtesy of Topshop, easy-to-wear shift dresses and statement halterneck styles in rose gold.
For the ultimate evening party outfit, team your metallic dress with an elegant pair of black strappy sandals. Concerned about too much bling? Tone things down with opaque tights and swap for elegant courts.
Main image: rainbow metallic wrap dress, £65, Topshop at Outfit; Barely There high sandals, £34, Next; long sparkly earrings, £8.99, H&M
Left to right: silver plisse bodycon halter neck dress, £38, River Island; sequin dress details, £39.99, Zara; sequinned dress, £69.99, Zara
EVENING DRESSES WITH SLEEVESYes, it’s party season – but it’s also winter and freezing. If you don’t fancy barely-there straps, but also don’t want to compromise on style, then invest in a long sleeve dress instead.
To ensure your party dress dazzles rather than dulls, look for elegant detailing and embellishment like lace, embroidery, beading or sequins. Deep V necklines, balloon sleeves and ruffle hems add interest. And if you fancy being daring, go for a short hemline – your arms are covered, after all.
Style it up with your favourite faux fur coat and add a glitzy clutch.
Main image: blazer dress, £79.99, Zara; envelope clutch bag, £24, Next; long sparkly stone earrings, £9.99, H&M
Left to right: lace shoulder pleat dress, £40, Next; sequinned velvet dress, £39.99, Zara; black lace insert dress, £34, Next
SEQUIN SKIRTIf there’s one item to invest in this season, this is it: the versatile sequin skirt. Don’t blame us if a few of these end up in your wardrobe…
We’re head over heels for this multi-stripe sequin skirt from Next. And the magpie in us can’t help but want this Zara silver sequin skirt.
For after dark, pop on a metallic blouse (sequins and shiny materials are a match made in party heaven!) and choose black suede heels.
When the party season’s over, don’t throw it to the back of your wardrobe: swap in a slim grey jumper and complete the look with tights and biker boots.
Main image: multi sequin skirt, £50, Next; satin top with bow, £29.99, Zara; rose gold metallic block heel platform sandals, £27.99, Next; gold skinny hoop earrings, £2.49, New Look
Left to right: snakeskin print sequin skirt details, £49.99, Zara; petite sequin tassel trim pencil skirt, £46, River Island; sequin skirt details, £49.99, Zara
EVENING TOPSIf the dress code for your Christmas night out is ‘jeans and a nice top’, we’ve got exactly what you need with our pick of the best party tops.
This Topshop satin camisole is a classic party wardrobe addition: it works just as well with slim cigarette pants, as it does with a fine pleat skirt.
Satin and silky blouses are also high on our shopping list. River Island has a great selection in many colours. This metallic beige one will keep you looking polished and party ready. Throw it on with ankle-grazing jeans and block heels for a festive drink with friends.
Main image: satin cowl neck cami, £24, Topshop at Outfit; green metallic skirt, £50, Next; curve clutch bag, £15, Next; gold thick hoop earrings, £5.99, New Look; resin and gold bangles, £8.99, New Look
Left to right: beige tie front loose shirt, £32, River Island; sequin cami, £28, Next; black tie front loose shirt, £32, River Island