As December quickly approaches, out come all the party dresses and Christmas outfits that lay in the back of our winter wardrobe. It’s just something about Christmas parties that really excites our inner fashion gurus, not only can we impress that super-hot guy in the office, but we can dress to impress all those office haters from the 10th floor. Yet, we’re never going to get those heads turning with a dress from 2002 that screams the 90’s and a bag that’s been on more nights out than a third year Uni student. You’ve got to find your perfect red Christmas dress that is within your budget (not everyone can afford to spend £300 on a Kate Spade dress, we get it) and that suits your style. We bet you’re sitting there thinking to yourself, where do I even start? That’s why we’ve done some research. Purely so you can look as fabulous as possible and you don’t have to drag yourself (and maybe significant other) round a load of shops on your only Saturday off, save yourself the trouble and order it online in the first place.
Depending on what you normally go for might sway your opinion on style and colour but we’re going to put it out there – red is in. Anything red, from dresses, to head scarves – the lot. Since the start of New York Fashion Week earlier this year, it’s all anyone has been talking about, plus isn’t red just such a Christmas colour? Even though you might not always want to rock up in a cute, red piece it’s good to step out of your comfort zone and experience living a sassy, red life.
Red is the trend of the season!
Despite it being a colour that is in fashion this season (haven’t you seen all the adverts for stores that have red clothing in?) It’s also a Christmas colour that is gorgeous for a Christmasparty. Red was used in the Bible through the colour of apples on the paradise tree. It is also the colour of Holly berries which are said to represent the blood when Jesus died on the cross. And the fact that St Nicholas (also now known as Santa) wore red robes! Red and gold is normally the best combination colour around Christmas time so if you want to look festive and glam at the same time, style your red Christmas dress with some gold jewellery or shoes.
Catwalks from London, New York and Paris Fashion Week displayed red in every style and niche possible. Unfortunately, there is such a stigma against wearing red these days as people often don’t think they suit it or can get away with wearing it, for your Christmas outfit though, you definitely can. Wearing red might be daring and take you out of your normal clothing comfort zones but it can be seen as very beautiful and bold – everything you want for a Christmas party. Although, because you aren’t used to wearing such a statement dress, you might have trouble picking what you want and what suits you best. The best idea for picking a dress is to find one that you feel comfortable
in, and one that will allow you to dance your socks off
on that Christmas party dance floor.
Picking a Party Dress that Suits Your Figure
There are several different figure types that you will fall into, it’s rare that you will be just simply one, but you will probably be more one than another – your most dominant figure shape is the one to associate with. The five types include; triangle, rectangle, circle, hourglass and upside-down triangle. Most common out of all of these are hourglass and triangle but you may be a different one.
Depending on your figure, you may want to go for different red Christmas dresses, whilst the triangle figure should get a bodycon dress to show off her bum, the upside-down triangle figure will want to show off her best asset which is most like her breasts. No matter what your figure is though, red is going to look great – often people who are red-heads think that they wouldn’t look good wearing the colour red, but the opposite is true. Red heads, brunettes, blondes and even greys look amazing in red. You want to accentuate your best assets and make the most of what you’ve got. Who wouldn’t want compliments on not only the dress their wearing but the way they flaunt their figure. Don’t be scared to show off, especially at your works Christmas do, that’s possibly a great time to look good because you might not normally – let’s face it, who looks good in office wear!
Those round figured beauties will want a dress that flows, maybe one that can hide any imperfections you’re embarrassed about. Get a dress that is this fitted till the waist, it’s a perfect Christmas swing dress! Off-the-shoulder dresses are a great idea for this type of figure, even if they’re not normally your thing – you can totally rock them. Rectangle figured ladies might want to focus more on maxi-dresses, these are perfect because they’re beautiful (with all the pretty colours and prints) but they can be dressed up for any parties you have. A common misconception is that maxi dresses are for the summer, but you can really get those looks with a classic, long dress such as a maxi.
Hourglass figures are classed as the most beautiful, they are perfect in the eyes of many fashion designers and retailers, it is often that they are mistaken for other figure shapes but if you are an hourglass then let your Christmas party outfit shine bright! The most perfect style of dress for both the hourglass and the up-side down triangle is a dress with a sweetheart necklace. These sorts of dresses look and feel amazing, trust us when we say – having a red sweetheart neckline dress this year will make everyone stare at your beauty.
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Haven’t you ever seen the big celebrities rocking the most beautiful dresses during the festive season? There are so many including, singing legend Mariah Carey (All I want for Christmas is her stunning figure, right?), Queen Bey herself (I’m glad someone decided to put a ring on it!) and the beautiful celebrity that is Tori Kelly (who actually rocked a one sleeved red piece during Michael Bublé’s Christmas ball in 2015.)
There are so many retailers that specialise in red dresses around the holiday period and rightly so, they’re extremely popular for occasions. If it’s your Christmas party in work, then why not go wearing the popular Quiz’s sweetheart bodycon dress? It’s definitely going to highlight those assets and it looks great with a small black clutch and some heels. Maybe you want something a little shorter, more party-ish? Bailey’s premium lace mini dress is probably more your style. It has long sleeves so is great for keeping warm during that Christmas party. A more classy, elegant dress would have to be the Elisse red bow scuba midi dress, it hugs all your curves and looks so amazing. Pairing it with some skinny heels of any colour could finish this look as well as adding a small choker, possibly one of those diamond ones from ASOS?
Whatever stunning red Christmas dress you choose, the colour is going to stand you out and let no one forget you at that work’s night out. Christmas is just a perfect time of year to show all your co-workers the sassy lady you really are.