Christmas Party Dresses

First comes the Coco Cola adverts, then the building of the Christmas markets, and finally the countdown to our big Christmas party…getting into the Christmas spirit can be exciting or daunting. But as long as you can be super organised this can be a very magical time of the year.

Shopping lists of food, drink, presents and decorations start to accumulated, and some of us leave very little time to take time out for ourselves and start browsing for something extra special for us to wear in the run up to Christmas. Our gym memberships have been misused, our cupboards are filling up nicely with yummy foods and the wine racks are bulging with booze. It’s the season of indulging, so why not indulge in treating yourself to something special to wear for your Christmas party.

I think it’s fair to say that we all normally add a few pounds over the festive period, so be sure to wear something, glamourous yet comfortable, and festive not frumpy. Let’s start off with your undergarments, if you’ve not added shapewear underwear to your Christmas list yet, it’s a must have item for this season. Shapewear is designed to give you a slimmer silhouette and hide any lumps and bumps that may need ironing out under your sexy dresses.

Stay away from bodycon dresses unless you’re feeling uber confident, and stick to special going out dresses that accentuate your curves and flatter your figure. Forever Unique have an array of special occasion dresses that suit all different body shapes and sizes, whether you’re a pear, apple or diamond shape, they have many different dress to suit all occasions.

xmas party dress

The most important element of all party dresses is adding your accessories. Glam up, dress up, or add a bit of sparkle to your wonderful dresses and make a statement at your office party or your family and friends get together.

X Factor Fash Off Week 6

The latest edition of X Factor proved to be the battle of the boybands, with Union J proving the victor. On the fashion front, the honours were pretty much even again, with Tulisa the clear winner on Saturday night, and Nicole looking wonderful during the live results show.

Saturday saw Tulisa go all Downton Abbey on us with a stunning Art Deco style beaded dress from Alice Temperley. This was a column dress that had previously been worn by Shirley Bassey, but it was a classically beautiful look that gave Tulisa an elegance that she rarely exhibits. She chose an interesting hairstyle with this dress that also had a Lady Mary feel, pinned underneath it gave the impression of a triangular bob. I prefer her long locks, but full marks for experimentation, and overall I thought that the younger lady looked simply divine.

Nicole went all androgynous in a white trouser suit by Jean Pierre Braganza. Now this look is iconic and has been worn with immense style by the likes of Angelina Jolie, but on Nicole it just didn’t appeal. I think it was all the layers – the shirt, what looked like a waistcoat and then the Tux. Maybe if she had just worn the tuxedo Bianca Jagger style, this would’ve worked, but the trousers also seemed a little on the large size for the svelte Miss Scherzinger, so maybe not.

Vero Moda LULIX – Blazer – white 

 

White Lux Twill Slouch Blazer £24.99 

Somerset by Alice Temperley Mesh Beaded Long Dress, Black £299 

Untold Beaded maxi dress £144 

Petra Lace Beaded Maxi Dress £300.00 

 

Sunday results show

You really can’t beat a bit of McQueen, and the vintage McQueen gown worn by Nicole on the Sunday results show was super stunning, if not a little beachy. I seem to recall a pregnant Angelina Jolie (yes, again!) wearing a green version of this dress when she was pregnant, but the soft grey was a really great colour for Nicole, and with loose hair this was a very romantic look that I just adored.

Tulisa so nearly got it right on Sunday night. The black dress by Forever Unique is beautiful, with stunning embellished detail across the top and back. But this dress is better suited to a nightclub or party than to the X Factor, being a little too short. Also, this dress has already been worn by TOWIE’s Lucy Mecklenburgh and widely photographed, so it was a bit of a faux pas to wear this on prime time television.

KENNETH COLE Safari bandeau maxi dress 

Jane Norman Beaded maxi dress £25 

FOREVER UNIQUE Lisa embellished dress £410.00 

LACE PANEL LEATHER DRESS Price: £120.00 

Layla Long Sleeved Lace Midi Dress

Did you have a preference for a particular outfit this week? Let me know who you think is winning the fashion battle.