It’s finally here… the build-up has lasted all year for me, but it’s finally Christmas! I adore this time of year, I’m not sure whether it’s because I have to wait all year for everything to happen in a week - Christmas, birthday and New Year’s celebrations – but I know for a fact that it’s definitely the best time of year for me, weather permitting that is. Exploring the Christmas market and getting caught in traffic full of Christmas shoppers – that’s what it’s all about! So, how much more of an excuse do I need to go and buy a new party outfit for this season’s festivities?
HighcrossLeicester is the perfect place to shop for your party outfit, whether it’s a Christmas party, birthday party or seasonal celebrations, there’s bound to be a shop that will have something for you! The top trends this winter for the perfect party outfit are;
- Classic – think LBD’s and sophistication, a little glitz maybe to make things sparkle or even a jumpsuit, take the tux to the feminine side!
- Romantic – all about velvet and black lace. Think of long sleeves, tights and high necks too, teamed with a glitter eye and dark lip!
- Rock ‘n’ Roll – sequin dresses, chunky boots and lots and lots of eyeliner!
- Minimalist – keeping it simple with slip or shift dresses with cuffs and collars and some cute dolly shoes!
- Disco – the best of them all; glitter, colourful faux fur, big shoes and bigger earrings!
Take a look at the items I’ve gone for according to the recent trends…
I had a slight plan in mind as to where I wanted to go as I used the Highcross PLUS app, available on iTunes or Google Play, to locate shops and find offers before I left and so with New Look, Topshop and Debenhams to be my first stop offs, I made my way there immediately! I love how the shops are open late too, every night of the week they’re open until 8pm which means for people who finish work late, like me, there is still chance to avoid the weekend rush and there’s no queuing for changing rooms either! New Look has some amazing pieces in right now, lots of black lace dresses and lots of glitter and sparkle too! It has a fabulous range of party wear this season, I think possibly the best range out of all the shops I went into – I actually ended up buying 2 dresses from New Look as I couldn’t decide which one I liked more! I went for a romantic-styled, shoulder-padded, purple velvet mini-dress which I plan to pair with some opaque tights and some black heeled boots, and also a gold and black high-necked dress which is slightly rock ‘n’ roll and slightly disco- styled!
With a successful trip to New Look covered, next up was Topshop. With another great range of sequined tops and dresses and also a couple of lovely trouser jumpsuits, I found it difficult to pick something out that I liked just as much as the dresses from New Look. However, I did stumble across some lovely, sparkly jackets and faux fur cover-ups which would go perfectly with any party dress!
Making my way over to Debenhams, listening to the Christmas songs being played and watching the Christmas lights twinkle around me, I searched through the Highcross PLUS app to see if there were any discounts on food. I had come straight from work and wanted a quick bite to eat – I popped into Patisserie Valerie and used the offer on the app that got me 2 FREE macaroons when I bought my coffee! Yum!!
So, once in Debenhams, I was a little overwhelmed with the amount of outfits they had, in a good way of course. The great thing about Debenhams is that there are loads of brands in the same place, so rather than going in and out of shop after shop, the best items are all there ready and waiting! Every dress or jacket you can imagine was in Debenhams with some lovely evening gowns for a more formal party and some super cute mini dresses for the New Year celebrations that will last all day! Imagine yourself wrapped in a lovely velvet dress with a lavish throw and some gorgeous make-up – get it all in one place too, which means more time to browse and try everything on! I did come across a gorgeous little sequin dress though and I had to have it – a ridiculous reduction in price made it all the more exciting too!!
With so many gorgeous party pieces around, why not make this year the most stylish holiday season to date? What are you waiting for? But don’t forget to download the Highcross PLUS app, available on iTunes or Google Play, before you go and take advantage of some amazing offers!
Let’s get this party started!