It's the season to be sociable. Life-and-soul dresses, velvet suits and the fanciest festive sweater we’ve ever seen; here’s the latest holiday 2017 outfit guide for fun party pieces to see you through – because life’s too short to be boring.
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Zig-a-zig-ah // The run-up to Christmas can be a feat of endurance for your liver and your wardrobe. With December's inevitable impromptu post-work drinks and team dinners, a top that says ‘I'm ready to party, but only when it’s deemed appropriate’ is key.
Jump around // While you can’t knock a good dress, a jumpsuit always lends a certain insouciance to evening affairs.
Dressed to thrill // For an exquisite dress for that fancy bash or black-tie winter wedding, you’re spoilt for choice this season by Philosophy, Alexander McQueen and Merchant Archive, to name but a few.
Show Coating // It may be party season, but it’s also cold season, and when you’re dressed in your finest glad rags, your tired old parka just won’t cut it. We say, it’s time for a trophy coat.
Velvet Crush // Like gin and tonic or hangovers and bacon sandwiches, velvet and Christmas parties are destined for each other. This season, sumptuous shades of cobalt blue and glistening gold make festive dressing a total joy.
The Ultimate Christmas Sweater // If the thought of wearing a novelty knit brings you out in hives, fear not. Fabulously festive, but also a year-round show stopper.
Match Points // The secret to navigating the social season with consummate ease? Co-ords.
ART SCHOOL Tailored Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Pinstriped Cotton Jacket, ART SCHOOL Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Straight Tweed Pants, MATICEVSKI Insecta Tutrtleneck Knitted Top, Isabel Marant Rilows Leather Ankle Boots
Tux Redux // Suiting remains a strong partywear favourite, for a festive update, it’s all about one material this season: velvet.