How To Be Party-Perfect This Christmas

All the style essentials you need to ace the parties this holiday season

marks & spencer christmas 2015

marks & spencer christmas 2015

Now that Christmas is just around the corner, it’s finally time to leave the everyday behind and slip into something more festive for those glittering soirées on your social calendar. Granted, it’s not easy to find a dress that hits the sweet spot between soignée sophistication and downright ho-ho-ho, so we’re here to help you navigate this party season in the most fuss-free way possible.

For a start, it’s time to pack those frumpy Christmas sweaters away (remember when they were a thing? Well, not anymore), and leave those reindeer antler headbands at the door—the new silhouette for the holidays is sleek and simple, yet rich with detail. A classic Little Black Dress is an obvious go-to for any occasion, but display a dash of daring and give it an upgrade with intricately embroidered sequins that are sure to make you dazzle. Pair it with a bold silver clutch, graceful drop earrings and, for a flash in your step, a pair of beautifully sequinned shoes that will make you the talk of the town. Oh, and don’t forget that spritz of perfume to beguile your partner.

marks & spencer christmas 2015

On model: Wrap style metallic bodycon dress $149.90; 1. Brocade Gem Box Clutch, $99.90; 2. Rosie for Autograph Eau de Parfum 75ml, $69.90; 3. Sequin & Bead Embellished Shift Dress, $299.90; 4. Sequin Embellished Court Shoes, $99.90; 5. Encrusted Diamanté Tube Necklace, $65.90; 6. Deco Baguette Drop Earrings, $25.90

Last but not the least, every girl needs a suave and debonair date by her side for a night out on the town—dress up your beau in a smart navy shirt with a subtle pattern that nicely complements your own outfit, and remember: Forego the staid neck-tie options (he’ll probably have had enough of those in the corporate world, anyway) for a statement-making checked scarf. And for the finishing flourishes, a little glint of gold cufflinks at the wrist and a scent that will make him that much more irresistible.

marks & spencer christmas 2015

On model: 2 button eveningwear jacket, $199.90, Outstanding Value Long Sleeve Dinner Shirt, $69.90, Flat Front Eveningwear Trousers, $129.90; 1. Silk bow Tie with Swarovski elements, $39.90; 2. Dogtooth Checked Scarf, $49.90; 3. Flat Front Eveningwear Trousers, $129.90; 4. Twisted Knot Cufflinks, $59.90; 5. Autograph Homme Eau de Toilette 30ml, $21.90; 6. Tailored Fit Ditsy Camouflage Print Shirt, $119.90

For more fabulous Christmas gift and dressing ideas for both him and her, check out the Marks & Spencer gift guide below. There’s also something for everyone in your life: delightful Christmas hampers, sweet treats, luxurious beauty gift sets and lifestyle products for the home. Trust us, it’s the gifting guide you’ll need this holiday.

Marks and Spencer is located at Great World City, Jem, Marina Square, Paragon, Parkway Parade, Plaza Singapura, Raffles City, VivoCity and Wheelock Place

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