All I want for Christmas….

….is the dream dress, something that will see me through the festive season. A versatile piece that would look just as good with a pair of boots or trainers as it would with a sky scraper heel.

This season I have teamed up with Monsoon to bring you the best picks for the party season. From all out glitter and lace to the flattering wide leg jumpsuit you can dance the night away in.

We all need a bit of sparkle in our festive wardrobe and this dress ticks all the boxes, long sleeves, pockets, midid length and not clingy. You can dress it down for a daytime look with tights, boots and a chunky black knit, then add a heel for the evening. I love marrying my favourite glitzy pieces with a more laid back staple making an occasion wear piece work across the board.

I think we all need to wear sequins at least once a year and “tis the season” where more is more.

My tips for sequins are:

Stick to a high neck, that way whatever the length it keeps the feel classy

When picking accessories opt for simple black, let the dress do the talking

Treat sequins carefully, you don’t need to wear them head to toe to get the glitzy look. If you want to add just a touch, Monsoon currently has some beautiful sequin tops

Sequins are not just for the evening!! One of my favourite looks is a sequin skirt paired with a jumper and boots

 

Saturn Sequin Midi dress

Tami Two Band Mules

Salima star drawstring bag 

 

This dress is near on perfect, there is just something about lace that makes me feel special. It’s grown up yet playful at the same time. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour, this luxe fabric can definitely take it. This stunning berry maxi dress would be my pick for New Years eve!

Although this looks like the type of dress you may only pull out for those special occasions, I would add a black biker and a tough boot (the hiking boot is having a moment right now) and wear it out with the girls shopping and lunching.

Mandy Lace Maxi  

Tami Two Band Mules

Salima star bag

 

I can’t speak about the party season and not include a jumpsuit, they are soo versatile and comfortable, perfect for dancing the night away in. This wide leg embellished style is super flattering, the cut of the trousers skim the body and the sheer sleeve give the perfect amount of coverage.

Another day to night piece that would work well with a blazer and a pair of trainers, a hard working wardrobe staple that would be a go to year upon year.

Tanya Shooting Star Embellished Jumpsuit

Tami Two Band Mules

 

I have always loved a tea dress, it was my go to style when I worked in the city and it’s the perfect piece for the boardroom to bar transition. It’s the “do it all” dress! Es­sen­tially, it’s a dress that’s so ver­sa­tile you can wear it al­most any­where, whether you’re at work or out for drinks with friends. A swoosh of lippie and you’re good to go.

I’ve thrown over a high neck knit in a festive red with mine but it would look just as good with a fine black roll neck underneath.

Harper Heart Print Hanky Hem Dress

Hanna High Neck Cosy Jumper

Salima star bag

 

 

Photos taken by Nicole Haines and thanks to the Henrietta Hotel for location usage

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This post has been written as part of a paid partnership with Monsoon

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