From sequin party dresses and going out blouses to black evening dresses and sparkly tops, we’ve rounded-up our favourite fashion buys from Dundrum Town Centre that’ll see you through the party season in style! This year it’s all about sequins, sparkles and metallics.
METALLIC DRESSESNothing says partywear like a dress in gold, silver or bronze. And if you’re searching for the perfect one to see you through the party season (and many more to come), look no further.
Take your pick from this body con dress, courtesy of Topshop, easy-to-wear shift dresses, halterneck styles and statement maxis.
For the ultimate evening party outfit, team your metallic dress with an elegant pair of black strappy sandals. Concerned about too much bling? Tone things down with opaque tights and swap for elegant courts.
Main image: rainbow metallic wrap dress, €52, Topshop at House of Fraser; Barely There high sandals, €43, Next; long sparkly earrings, €9.99, H&M
Left to right: metallic pleated midi dress, €299, Karen Millen; sequin mini bodycon dress, €299, Karen Millen; sequinned zebra print dress, €45.99, Bershka
Yes, it’s party season – but it’s also winter and freezing. If you don’t fancy barely-there straps, but also don’t want to compromise on style, then invest in a long sleeve dress instead.
EVENING DRESSES WITH SLEEVES
To ensure your party dress dazzles rather than dulls, look for elegant detailing and embellishment like lace, embroidery, beading or sequins. Deep V necklines, balloon sleeves and ruffle hems add interest. And if you fancy being daring, go for a short hemline – your arms are covered, after all.
Style it up with your favourite faux fur coat and add a glitzy clutch.
Main image: blazer dress, £69.95, Zara; envelope clutch bag, €31, Next; long sparkly stone earrings, €12.99, H&M
Left to right: Sonora sequin dress, €479, Ganni at BT2; asymmetric tuxedo dress, €275, Karen Millen; star embroidered dress, €179, Mint Velvet
SEQUIN SKIRTIf there’s one item to invest in this season, this is it: the versatile sequin skirt. Don’t blame us if a few of these end up in your wardrobe…
We’re head over heels for animal print sequins (Karen Millen and Zara both have amazing skirts), or check out the on-trend oversized sequins on this Next skirt.
For after dark, pop on a metallic blouse (sequins and shiny materials are a match made in party heaven!) and choose black suede heels.
When the party season’s over, don’t throw it to the back of your wardrobe: swap in a slim grey jumper and complete the look with tights and biker boots.
Main image: sequin leopard midi skirt, €210, Karen Millen; shirt dress, €39.95, Zara; Court shoes, €27.99, H&M
Left to right: printed knit skirt with sequins, €49.95, Zara; black sequin skirt, €46, Next; Selah sequin skirt, €84, Monsoon
If the dress code for your Christmas night out is ‘jeans and a nice top’, we’ve got exactly what you need with our pick of the best party tops.
This Karen Millen sequin camisole will ensure you’re the talk of the party for all the right reasons. It works just as well with slim cigarette pants, as it does with a fine pleat skirt.
Pussy bow blouses in satin and silky fabrics are also high on our party shopping list. This Zara one in ruby red will keep you looking polished and party ready. Throw it on with ankle-grazing jeans and block heels for a festive drink with friends.
Main image: sequin embellished cami top, €150, Karen Millen; pleated skirt, €65, M&S; crystal stone drop earrings, €16.50, Next; purple glitter frame clutch, €35, Next
Left to right: satin blouse, €19.99, H&M; teal sequin cami, €18.50, Next; satin top with bow details, €39.95, Zara