Party Wear – The AF Edit

As lockdown restrictions continue to change the one thing we can control is what we’re wearing for the festivities. And now more than ever fashion has a way of lifting our spirits for what has been a pretty tough year. So we’ve handpicked our favourite party pieces for the season, perfect for your Christmas lockdown celebrations at home and that we’re sure will get you in the Christmas spirit.

Green shimmer

Looking to add some sparkle to your winter wardrobe? Then this stunning halter neck gown from Galvan London may be the perfect dress for you. The stretch side panels give this piece a figure flattering silhouette. And that emerald green tone is unmistakably on point for the festive period.

Available at Galvan London for £995

The French Affair

You may recognise Vauthier’s signature high thigh split from the Netflix hit series Emily in Paris, where a similar piece was worn by Sylvie. This dress similarly embodies the fierce and sophisticated characteristics of the character in the series. The shoulder padding creates a commanding structure whilst the sultry thigh split artfully drapes around the front. This dress is perfect for a classy evening at your favourite restaurant.

Available online at down from £3,350 to £2010

The Conscious Choice

Christmas being the season of goodwill makes this H&M mini dress from their Conscious Collection the perfect choice to add to your festive wardrobe. Made entirely from recycled polyester which gives the green material a unique sheen appearance. The voluminous shoulder piece make this the perfect dress for those looking to make a statement. And we can’t get enough of the Christmas green.

Available from H&M for £69.99

Totally Tulle

Giambattista Valli’s uber feminine designs are sure to make you the focal point at any event this Christmas. This piece from AW20 brings a taste of haute couture to the RTW market and is the perfect piece to turn heads at any upscale cocktail bar.

Available online at for £3,460


A wardrobe staple for every woman, this H&M option may be a little black dress with exaggerated balloon sleeves with a wide gathered A-line skirt is a structural masterpiece. Inspired by the latest runway trends this piece takes inspiration from high end designers in its design, making it the perfect way to make a statement for less.

Available at H&M for £39.99

 The ‘Sparkly One’

This year our Christmas and New Year celebrations may be limited to close friends and family, however that is no excuse to not outshine your nearest and dearest. Huishan Zhang’s Alessisa dress, embellished head to toe in sequins will ensure you do exactly that, the design also encompasses a key trend for this season, the balloon sleeve.

Available from Huishan Zhang for £1,910

The Metallic One

Zara’s elegant metallic gown is as sophisticated as any luxury piece featured above, but at a price that does break the bank. It’s draped fit make it a comfortable and relaxed style whilst a front split and a thigh high split ensure no element of style is substituted.

Available online at for £49.99

The Golden Girl

Looking to take inspiration from the royals for your Christmas gown this year, then look no further than the Emilia Wickstead’s ‘Paulette’ evening party dress. The New Zealand born designer is a favourite of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Whilst we can’t guarantee this dress will get you an invite to Sandringham on the 25th, we can be sure that the sweetheart neckline and fitted silhouette will make for an extremely flattering fit.

Available at Emilia Wickstead for £2,035

Pretty in Pink

This shimmering ensemble from &otherstories in a gently draped silhouette offers comfort with no compromise on style. The glittery mini dress features wrapped skirt, offering perfect practicality for letting loose on the dancefloor, even if that dancefloor may be your living room.

Available online at for £135

The Mrs Claus

This dress almost seems like it was made for the festive season, Bottega Veneta debuted this gown on the Fall 20 runway in Milan and it was the star of the show. It’s fluid silhouette displays Daniel Lee’s distinctive take on formalwear, with a statement cut-out to the rear giving and raw rolled edges give the gown multiple focal points to impress.

Available online at for £5,310

ASOS blazer in sequins and velvet is great alternative to your average black tuxedo, if you’re looking for a statement piece this season, this might be the perfect jacket for you. There are matching pants, which make the perfect co-ord or you could easily style the look down with a pair of skinny black jeans for a less formal affair.

Available at ASOS.COM for £90

The Elevated Classic Loafer

Gucci is synonymous for its loafers, so why not treat your feet this year to their staple Jordaan loafers. The distinctly Gucci velvet fabric taken from their House archives pays homage to the Italian brands history. These loafers take centre stage of any outfit, so be sure not to overdo it elsewhere.

Available at Gucci for £575

Steel Toe Cap

This steel toe capped boot from Givenchy is something you wouldn’t want to wear to the building site. The boots signature square gives them a 70s vibe with the mental piece showing off the clean-cut lines. This is the perfect boot for sophisticated after work drinks.

Available at for £1,210

Strapped In

McQueen’s harness shirt is a great way to add some fun to your outfit. The structural elements of the harness feature give this shirt a cheeky side note without losing any style of sophistication.

Available at for £375

The Golden Boy

In Versace’s signature baroque print, this blazer is the perfect festive piece to channel your inner extrovert. Everything about this blazer screams opulence, with satin peaked lapels and the silk cotton blend.

Available at FARFECTH.COM down from £2,550 to £1275

By Evan Burrowes

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