Christmas is coming. For years, I tried to fight anything halfway festive appearing before December 1st, but save for a few moans about Target's Christmas ads appearing on television before we'd even had Halloween yet, for some reason this year I've started to embrace the Christmas spirit sooner, rather than later. This year I think I am planning the worlds most low key Christmas (more on that in a later post), but that has not stopped me window shopping what dresses I would buy if I had anything nearly festive to wear them too.
Photo by Tim Walker
I know dress shopping and shoe shopping for a certain occasion can be terrible, so while it is only the beginning to middle-ish of November, if you know you have a Christmas party where you know you have to dress to impress, I suggest you start scanning the shops now so you don't have to find something to wear in the last minute rush. Also, no one else has thought of starting to shop yet, so all the good choices will still be in the shops! I'm employing this logic with Christmas presents too this year, especially as I have to avoid the mailing rush to get my gifts from California back to England this year - I actually found my Mothers Christmas gift while I was looking for something totally different at The Grove on Saturday afternoon.
This video from Warehouse about the stereotypical office Christmas party made me laugh. At the moment over on their Facebook page, Warehouse are running a competition to win a £500 festive wardrobe and a Return To Glory pampering session, which I'm sure I'd need if I were going out anywhere this year! It is really easy to enter, all you have to do is head over to their page and enter your details.
Warehouse Jewel Shoulder Shift Dress: £80, Warehouse Sequin Lace Body-con Dress: £60, Warehouse Lace Panelled Mid Dress: £75, Warehouse Necklace Peplum Dress: £75, Warehouse Corset Bandeau Chiffon Dress: £70
They actually have some pretty amazing dresses this year, which are glitzy and glamorous enough for the holidays, but sophisticated enough that you could wear them for other formal or dressy events throughout the coming year. I hate just buying dresses for one event and never wearing them again - such a waste!
My personal favourite from the collection is this final velvet and mesh bodice dress with the pretty awesome feathery skirt. Unfortunately, I don't think I could pull it off, and something like the burgundy dress at the beginning of the top row would suit my style and body type better. Which of these dresses do you think would best suit you?
Have you got any Christmas or New Year party invites yet that you're going to want to splash out on a new dress for? What sort of style and colour are you thinking about wearing?
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