Party Outfits

20 December 2012
Written by Trudi Bennett
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I have tried to deny it but I'm afraid I can't bury my head in the sand any more. Christmas really nearly here. For many people this sends a shiver of panic down their spine as they think of Christmas functions and any weddings they have been invited to.

My advice to you is don’t even think about ‘hiding’ behind boring black clothes!

You will not feel like the million bucks you SHOULD feel in a great outfit at a fun event.

My preferred clothing option for parties and weddings is the party dress. This outfit needs no co-ordination. So think colour and killer shape for your shape. Depending on how young you are, go with a dress length that is either just above the knee or just below, that skims over your thighs and has a scooped or v-neckline.  Team this with one of the many bolero type cardigans for an extra bit of coverage on arms and you are away!

Don't be afraid to break it up...

Separates can work well too. If you want to play it safe, go out looking for a gradual A-line skirt but don't let it fall to that terrible frumpy mid-calf length! Instead, as with the dress, go with something either a little above or below the knee.  Team this skirt with a dressy top. Don’t worry if it is sleeveless,  again use a bolero or a nice little sparkly cardigan. 

Clothes for these occasions don't always need to be fancy, but if they are classic cuts in interesting fabrics - think satin, velvet, lace, sequins or chiffon - then they are interesting and pretty. So aim for a great colour on your skin, a cut that may be simple but flatters your shape, in an lovely fabric.

Lastly, like the icing on the cake, the accessory is essential. Don't forget it. Especially as the dress or top I have advised is lower, so it will fill that space beautifully. Plus the pop of colour from a necklace can also help if your dress of top is black.

Most importantly, enjoy yourself, look good, feel great and all the very best for the Christmas and wedding season. I look forward to sharing more styling tips with you in 2013.








0 #1 Kelly @ kiwiwomensstyle 2012-12-20 09:48
Great new mag Trudi - thanks for the heaps up. Can you share the stores for the above pieces please - that necklace and sparkly top could be going on my christmas wish list!

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