Your Ultimate Festive-Wear Guide
It’s time to embrace the joyous season ahead! Whether you’re revelling in end of year festivities with loved ones, or celebrating Christmas, it’s time to party and bask in the holiday cheer in style.
The summer heat brings with it a bustling social calendar. From work parties to catchups with friends and family, and the highly anticipated New Year’s Eve celebrations, the upcoming months are filled with excitement. But what to wear? Good news – the summer collections have landed just in time. From casual barbecues to elegant black-tie soirees, this season has something for every occasion. From daytime chic to evening glamour – here’s your style guide to dressing for every occasion.
Nothing beats celebrating Christmas poolside on a hot day with your loved ones. And when it comes to mastering that perfect poolside ensemble, no designer does it better than Camilla.
Simply throw on one of her beautiful Camilla dresses or kaftans, and your Festive-Wear is sorted. What sets Camilla apart is the fact that she caters for your entire ensemble – take your look to the next level by opting for matching swimwear, skirts, and accessories in coordinating prints.
The latest Flowers of Neptune print is a standout this season, with a mix of prints and colour…there’s even a matching scrunchie.
Prioritise comfort and style for your Christmas lunch – it’s crucial to have an outfit that lasts all day, while also being game-ready for an impromptu game of backyard cricket with the family.
Look no further than a matching set, like the Camilla and Marc silk shirt with coordinating pants.
This ensemble ticks all the boxes when it comes to relaxed style, fun colour, and summer friendly.
If pants aren’t for you, but you love the colour and print, Camilla and Marc have also released the print in a dress.
With Christmas comes sequins, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit at a Christmas dinner than with a touch of shimmer? Sass & Bide’s Deliria Sequin Top boasts a low scoop neck and elongated silhouette. The relaxed silhouette makes it perfect for enjoying a big Christmas feast, without compromising on style. Team it with Sass & Bide’s Rosado oversized tailored pant to create a stylish ensemble for a summer chic look. The ivory hue of these oversized tailored pants complements the sequined top impeccably, and the slouchy fit is on currently on trend and not disappearing any time soon.
Navigating Festive-Wear for the annual work Christmas party can be both exciting and slightly daunting. You want to strike the right balance between professional and festive, while also embracing your style.
Embrace the concept of a “white Christmas” for an evening out with your work crew. Not only does it bring an effortless sophistication to the table, but it’s a classic choice and great option for a smart-casual event.
Saba’s Amelia midi skirt, paired with the matching shirt, is not only chic, but made from 100% cotton, making it perfect for sweltering summer days. There’s nothing worse than feeling overheated at an event. Sticking to natural fibres, like cotton and linen, can be a game-changer and help ensure you stay comfortable and look your best throughout the event.
The little black dress is a timeless choice that effortlessly transitions from pre-dinner drinks to a delightful dinner and perhaps even some dancing as the night unfolds. Viktoria and Wood’s Ultimo dress is sophisticated and feminine. The minimal and timeless cut is versatile, allowing you to add on any accessories. Opt for a dazzling clutch from David Jones to add a hint of sparkle or elevate the ensemble with elegant pearl earrings from Kailis. Its versatility allows for endless accessorising options.
Night On The Town
When it comes to more formal events, a show-stopping dress can truly steal the spotlight. Consider the Ruffle dress by Carla Zampatti – what sets it apart is not just its exquisite design but also the unique colour. The glamorous A-line skirt, teamed with the waist tie, is flattering and feminine making it the epitome of Festive-Wear style this season.
New Year’s Eve
Maybe you’re off to a friend’s house for an early barbecue, or you’re catching up with family for breakfast. Either way, New Year’s Eve calls for a little fun, and when it comes to injecting vibrant fun into your wardrobe, Gorman never disappoints.
Their Collage Ladies print is bursting with playful energy, with clashing prints and pops of colour. The print is featured in a dress, shorts, shirt, and other design options, catering to various body shapes and sizes. With such versatility in their range, you’re sure to find a design that perfectly complements your individual style and celebrates the spirit of the occasion.
Time to pull out the party dresses and embrace New Year’s Eve, cocktail style! A slip dress, like this one from Manning Cartell, is an impeccable choice for a sophisticated, yet versatile look, ideal for various cocktail-style events.
Whether you’re venturing into the city for an elegant dinner, or joining friends for a lively party, the slip dress offers effortless elegance and adaptability.
Elevate the ensemble with silver or white heels and accessorise with stunning jewellery. Silver jewellery is currently having its moment in the spotlight, with Seed and Country Road leading the way with a collection of plain studs and dramatic statement earrings.
When the occasion demands elevated elegance, Zimmermann is your go-to. Renowned for its exquisite designs, ranging from feminine florals adorned with frills, to sophisticated black bustier dresses, the label consistently delivers the goods. One standout is the Matchmaker Daisy midi dress, a flawless blend of white chic and captivating drama. Its appliquéd daisies, each featuring a diamante centre, add an enchanting touch to the ensemble.
Complemented by the Tubular belt cinching at the waist, this dress ensures a flattering silhouette, emphasizing your figure flawlessly. It’s the epitome of refined style, offering a perfect balance between sophistication and a touch of excitement.