The festive season is full of celebrations, and that calls for some showstopping outfits. So, with a little help from the world’s most iconic models, we’ve found this season’s best party dresses to help you see in 2020 in style.
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Cara Delevingne is a style icon all year round but this tartan Burberry look from December 2017 has stuck in our memory. A checkered print nails a festive dress code whilst giving a cool rock ‘n’ roll edge.
To emulate Cara’s outfit, we found this tweed dress in a classic blue, green, red and white colourway. Finished with button detailing, this dress is the perfect option this Winter as it can be teamed with a plunging statement necklace and heeled boots for a night out, or tights and an oversized coat for a walk on New Year’s Day.
Another alternative to this trend comes from luxury fashion hub Net-a-porter. This dress by Danish brand Munthe would work for a festive brunch with its relaxed fit and drop-waist silhouette. We’d style it up with some knee high boots and a leather jacket.
Gold is a colour that always comes out during the festive season and back in November 2012, Kate Moss effortlessly glowed at her book launch wearing a metallic Marc Jacobs gown.
You can similarly shine bright this NYE with this dress from online retailer Revolve. It’s covered in enough golden sequins to rival a disco ball and its one-shoulder mini silhouette exudes total party glamour.
Another golden goddess comes from House of CB, a celebrity favourite due to their flattering designs, making wearers feel confident and beautiful. Cut in an exclusive custom sequinned fabric, the Verina dress has a gold base which is scattered with thousands of iridescent sequins that glimmer under every light.
Shimmer in Sequins
Aside from mince pies and mulled wine, there is nothing more festive than sequins. A flawless example of this is Bella Hadid who wore a stunning red gown to the opening of TAG Heuer’s flagship store in London.
We’ve been inspired by this retro glam look and have found the “Coco” dress from Rixo. As a part of the Disco Daze AW18 collection, the Coco has funky blouson sleeve and is adorned with sequins in shades of navy and blue in an ombre pattern.
Let’s face it – where would a lot of us be without ASOS? The online brand has come through for us once again treating us with the “Goddiva” dress. Heading into a new decade means that a simple dress isn’t going to cut it, so opt for this maxi with a square neckline – the intricate sequin embellishment and bodycon silhouette will ensure you welcome in 2020 looking your most glamorous.
Lace It Up
Amongst the glitter and sequins, sometimes the best way to stand out is to wear something simple. Naomi Campbell nailed a “less is more” 90s chic look at the 2018 Burberry Christmas party, wearing a black lace slip dress with spaghetti straps and nude lining.
Topshop always offers failsafe party frocks, and this slinky number is no exception for a glitzy evening of festive fun. Cut with a plunging neckline, this maxi dress is adorned with beading and topped with floral lace. Finished with a high slit, pairing this dress with a pair of barely-there stilettos is a must.
And for our final pick, a more relaxed yet just as stunning option comes in the form of this Zara dress. Its semi-sheer effect is paired with a round neckline and statement sleeves. But what we really adore is the asymmetric ruffled hem. A pair of chunky heels wouldn’t go amiss with a silhouette like this.
Left: Topshop, £70, right: Zara, £59.99.Let us know what dress you get your hands on this festive season in the comments below.
Text: Afua Aidoo
Images: Mango, Net-A-Porter, Revolve, House of CB, Rixo, ASOS, Selfridges, Zara, Gregory Scaffidi IMAXTREE via Harpers Bazaar