Just like that, party season is upon us. It's that time of year when you look at your diary and realise that free weekends and evenings are few and far between. Christmas parties, winter weddings, Christmas Eve drinks, Christmas Day with the family, New Year with friends... it's hard work having fun! Naturally you'll want to rock the party look. Naturally you won't want to end up looking a like tinsel laden turkey. Luckily G&S is here to help with our favourite party pieces to ensure you are well and truly belle of the ball.
Linter Dress, £170, Osei Duro
The perfect party dress that you can dress up or down. The Linter dress from Osei Duro is made from pure silk giving us a luxurious evening feel and is hand batiked with the appropriately named midnight pattern. It could be a sky full of stars or a snowy scene depending on which way you look at it. Pair it with some killer heels and sparkly jewellery (we love APT and Barocco) for an easy as (mince)pie Christmas party look.
De Beau Cami, £60, P.i.C
Oh De Beau! This seductive little number from P.i.C is made from ethically produced 'bamboo silk'. It is as soft as you would imagine and cleverly reversible with a lace panel or lace v depending on how daring you are feeling. We love the contrast of wearing it with our voluminous Kowtow culottes or vamp it up with P.i.C's London mini. An indispensible going out piece.
Bethnal Pinny, £110, P.i.C
Also from P.i.C the Bethnal Pinny can be worn as a dress or a high-waisted pencil skirt - so two party looks in one. Made from organic cotton it is figure hugging and elegant. Great for a work do where you can wear it with a turtleneck in the day and quickly switch to a more evening appropriate cami for the party.
Nima Dress, £170, Osei Duro
We are head over heels for the Nima. Featuring Osei Duro's handbatiked midnight pattern the long flowing shape is flattering on anyone and this dress has the bonus of sleeves! The dress has a slightly ethereal vibe to it and will be our go-to outfit for Christmas day paired with a beautiful KIND Collection necklace.
Carri Coat, £435, D:Efect
Ok, we know in some parts of the country party dressing means going out bare legged and coat free even in the deepest depths of winter but ladies, hypothermia is not a good look. Instead go for warm and sophisticated - the Carri coat is the perfect evening cover up that works with both long length and short dresses just as well. You'll thank us for that tip when you are waiting in 20 long taxi queue at midnight.
Aletha Scarf, £435, A Peace Treaty
Aletha is the luxurious alpaca scarf with the slightest rebellious streak thanks to its leather tassel fringe. The warmth that this blanket scarf provides is second to none and it looks great with pretty much anything so makes a great alternative to a coat if you want the bulk.
Aneka Clutch, £127, Danielle Foster
No party outfit is complete without a good clutch and the Aneka is pretty much as good as they come. Handcrafted in London, it is made from vegetable tanned leather and has a python print texture. The sleek design is the perfect size for carrying around all your night out essentials, and the neutral colour ensures it will match any outfit. You will never need another clutch again.
Botero Earrings, £130, A Peace Treaty
Finally, we all need a little sparkle at Christmas and A Peace Treaty's beautiful Botero earrings provide all that and then some. Plated in 24 carat gold these larger size gold hoops will instantly glam up any outfit for day or night. We love the bauble effect and also reckon they make a great Christmas gift... hint hint, nudge nudge.
And with that finishing flourish, you are party ready... Enjoy!