First off, I should probably explain why I’m posting this Christmas Lookbook full of partywear after Christmas. Well, I went and got sick over the Christmas period with a chest infection. That meant all the things I wanted to do on the blog had to be put on hold, while I tried to cough up my lungs and infect everyone around me.
Life has an annoying way of getting in the way of best-laid plans, and all that. But this shoot was a studio shoot, and one that took a lot of preparation and work to pull off. It seemed silly to not post it because I missed my deadline. It was also the first studio shoot where I built a set and created a very specific type of lighting, so I’m really pleased with the outcome considering it was the first time I done this elaborate type of studio work.
Usually my lookbooks have a lot more looks in them. Between organising the location shoot for the Christmas editorial shoots, and this one, I had to choose what was more important. And when you’re faced with having to cut down the amount of looks I could shoot, it made my realise how important it was to create a cohesive set of outfits that were unique but still fit into a larger theme. I wanted to have sparkly outfits that were quite neutral in their colour palette. The Christmas fashion editorial shot outside stately homes was all about colour, so I wanted this to be almost an absence of colour.
Though a lot of the outfits are now unfortunately sold out by now, if you do find them online or in shops you’ll pick up an absolute bargain because of the sales. 🙂
For the first outfit, there is nothing more Christmassy than a sequined dress. There’s no dress that will get you in more of a festive mood, than looking like a mirror ball.
Try something new this year, by going for a midi length with these beautiful capped sleeves.
Dress: Topshop, found here
Sparkly earrings: H&M, found here
For the second outfit, a shorter dress seemed perfect for those of us who spend their Christmas do on the dancefloor. This beautiful pearl beaded dress is perfect if you’re not in the mood to be covered in sequins, but still want to sparkle.
Dress: H&M, found here
Belt, earrings and bracelet: H&M
Sequin bow heels: River Island, old
For the third and final outfit, I went bold with this feathered dress from ASOS. Feathers are a fabulous addition to almost any partywear dress, and really come into their own over the holiday season. Try this ASOS number if you’d like an added sparkling bodice and midi-length hem.
Dress: ASOS, found here
Heels: Aldo, old