When is there a better time of year to dress up in full sparkles and sequins? I’m talking about glamorous shoes, dresses, and accessories, literally sparkling from head to toe.
If you can’t go all out at Christmas then when can you! This Christmas I had the pleasure of going to the Very network Partywear press launch day. When I entered the room I instantly saw sparkle.
The main trend of party wear this season is definitely disco and Studio 54 vibes. Whether you want understated glamour or a stand out look, Very have you covered.
For the Ladies
As you know, I’m a massive fan of Very. It’s my go to site when I need a certain item for a certain event. Or when I just spot something that I know I have to have.
If you’re heading out for a works do, or out with your gal pals, then there are so many outfit choices that can suit all styles. For the Petite ladies, there’s the most gorgeous LBD, with a velvet touch. From the Very curve range there is a fantastic faux fur coat, much needed for the cold winter nights. Why should your statement outfit stop when you put your coat on, with this one, it won’t.
We all know I am a lover of pink, so naturally the fully sequined pink dress caught my eye, as did the whole pink themed section. The tailoring for women this year is also lovely. I love the look of smart trousers with a dressy top and heels. For me, it is understated glamour. These straight leg, cropped black trousers, caught my eye, I love the velvet touch to them.
If you’re after a tailored jacket this season, then it has to be this one, with a gemstone covered lapel. This comes as part of a suit, as you can see. You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for this online, as this is a sneak peak and hasn’t been launched yet.
Lads Looking Dapper
For the men, I think this season is all about a detailed jacket. I’m not quite in to a full patterned suit, but I love seeing a statement jacket. This burgundy one caught my eye, as it looks fantastic with plain black trousers. This would even look great styled with a black turtle neck jumper, and black jeans.
An over coat is also a great way of smartening up an outfit. This grey wool coat would look great over a shirt and jeans, or a plain black suit. This style of androgynous coat is definitely one I love, if the small size fitted me, then I’d consider getting this.
Tiny Tots Looking Angelic
We can’t forget the little ones can we, especially when their outfit choices are so cute. Am I the only one who sometimes looks at kids clothing and wishes you could wear them? I do this a lot, especially with items like this beautiful red coat, with the animal print faux fur collar.
The sparkle theme has transpired through to the young ones style. These party dresses are perfect for dressing up at a family party, Christmas day or New Years Eve. This star print navy dress, ruffled black dress and bow tie inspired outfit, are just the start of the fabulous collection for children this year.
Accessorise That Outfit
No outfit would be complete without the accessories. Clearly you wouldn’t go out without the right pair of shoes, a fabulous bag, and your stunning jewellery. The glitz and glamour has certainly followed through to the accessories this year. There are glittery bags, gemstone embellished shoes and dainty jewellery, all to be found on Very.
These silver boots have major Gucci vibes to them, as do these rainbow coloured sliders. I’d pair the boots with an LBD, and these sliders would be perfect for those who aren’t fans of wearing a heel. They’d look great with tailored pieces.
The shoe I really lusted after though, were these rose-gold glitter effect Ted Baker heels. They would look great with any outfit, a mini dress, poking out for a maxi dress, or with trousers. These are a real “let the shoes do the talking” shoe.
When it comes to handbags, more is always more, for me anyway. Life is too short to have a bag that doesn’t stand out. This silver, snake skin effect, embellished one is perfect for the party season, (a similar bag can be found here). The neutral colour of silver means it will go with a lot and can be used all year round.
Now to complete your outfit, just add some jewellery and you’re good to go. I love the styles from Lola Rose, a new brand I’ve discovered that is stocked on Very. Their jewellery is dainty but colourful, so adds to your outfit perfectly.
You are Hot to Trot
Very certainly have every part of our outfit sorted. Now I’ve given you an insight in to what is on offer, have I made you want to dash online? I hope so.
The thing I love about Very is that when you order, you can select a Click and Collect option. This is perfect if you know you’re going to be out at work. I get mine delivered to the nearest Click and Collect store, and they hold it there until I can get it. This usually arrives within 2 days of me ordering. Amazing.
No matter what you’re doing this festive season, even if you haven’t got a night out planned, you can still sparkle somehow, be it with jewellery, bags or shoes. So treat yourself, or a loved one to something special, that will light up their Christmas time.
*big thanks to the lovely team at Very.co.uk for inviting me to their press day. Thanks especially to Samantha for organising a brilliant day. All images and views are my own.