Let it Snow!
December throws up all kinds of style dilemmas.
If it’s not party wear, it’s how to stay warm enough without compromising your fashion credentials. The latest style quandary I’ve stumbled across is the day-to-night office Christmas party outfit. This year, our office will be following the trend that seems to be sweeping the nation – we’re off to the Christmas markets for mulled wine and Christmas sing-alongs. This is great, but it means dressing for three different occasions in one!
You need something that’s glam enough to be considered party-worthy, but that isn’t so dressed up that you feel out of place at a more casual Christmas gathering. It’s also worth thinking about where the night might take you and having those little things to hand that will help you make the transition from being dressed to impress for the office to being dressed to kill for the dance floor.
Lucky for you, the lovely ladies at Madam Rage have this all sewn up for us with this amazing snowflake print sheer dress.
The dress is one of those rare gems that seem to cover off so many of the key looks of the AW11 season whilst still being easy to wear. The skater-style skirt and fitted waist are both bang on trend and hugely flattering, whilst the colour gives a nod to those boozy wine hues that have been all over the catwalk and the high street for the last few months.
What I love most about this piece is that it lends itself brilliantly to being dressed up or down. For the office and the Christmas markets, I’m planning to wear it with leggings, long boots and one of my must-have accessories this season; a chunky knitted circle scarf.
Now, if I know my office, I’m guessing the Christmas market won’t be the only place we end up so it’s a good thing that the dress is versatile enough for me to glam things up for a club. All I need to do is style it up for the dance floor with a sexy pair of black court shoes, a clutch bag, smoky eye makeup and tousled hair.
And those of you who’re feeling festive won’t have failed to notice the awesome snowflake print on this dress. Fair Isle prints and Christmas-style jumpers and dresses have been spotted on anyone worth their fashion know-how this year. However, if you’re not quite ready to look like you just stepped out of a 1970s Christmas card, this dress is a fabulous way to give a subtle nod to this trend.
The dress also comes with a cute detachable belt to give it a bit of a vintage feel. I can imagine my current style crush, Caroline Flack from the Xtra Factor, wearing this for post-work festive drinks with her celeb pals.
I doubt I’ll bump into her at the Christmas market but at least I’ll feel like a celeb in this dress!
Look out for more of my favourite picks from the new AW11 Madam Rage collection coming soon. I’ve got tips for party wear, work wear and much more up my stylish sleeves…
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