We are still only in the very beginnings of December, but it’s safe to say that the party season is well and truly upon us. Whether you are having get-togethers with friends, extended family gatherings, or a Christmas party with your work colleagues, December is the time to be merry and enjoy yourself.
Of course, along with all of these exciting social occasions, comes the need for new party wear. There’s nothing like treating yourself to a new sparkly outfit at Christmas time to match the great atmosphere, however, a lot of people will automatically reach for a dress as their chosen party outfit.
Dresses are great for this time of year, and definitely recommended for formal Christmas occasions, but a lot of people are missing out on a number of great style choices by neglecting the simple paring of a top with trousers, skirt, or leggings. Taking a bit of time to pick out a suitable top can make you feel just as put-together and party-ready as a dress would. Additionally, paring a top and trousers offers a great night-out option for people who might feel slightly uncomfortable in a dress, but without ever feeling under-dressed.
As with all ladies clothing these days, there is a myriad of different styles, cuts, and colours to choose from; making it easier to find something that suits you and your individual style. For a Christmas night out, you might want to think about looking out for tops that feature embellishments, such as sequins or diamantes for a bit of seasonal sparkle, or tops that feature a sheer or lace overlay to add a some classic elegance.
Goose Island is stocking a number of tops that would great for anyone to wear this Christmas. Here are a few of our favourites.
Cream Velvet Flock Top – Made in Italy
This eye-catching top is perfect for a party at any time of the year, but the long sleeves will make this a great addition to your winter wardrobe. The flock material of the pattern adds an element of luxury appropriate to the Christmas season, and it would look great paired with skinny black trousers and statement heels, along with stand-out bracelets and a clutch bag to complete the outfit.
Light Blue Crochet Net Top – Made in Italy
The shape of this top is dramatic enough for a party, but it would also be great for a more relaxed occasion. The crochet style is reminiscent of lace, creating a timeless style that you could wear all year round, and the length of the top means that you could comfortably wear it with a skirt, trousers, or leggings. Pair it smart boots for smart-casual look.
Plum Velvet Devore Tunic Top – Made in Italy
The colour of this long top is perfect for this time of year; rich, deep colours always make an appearance during the autumn and winter months. Similar to the flock top above, the velvet patterns on this dress evoke elegance and luxury, but are subtle at the same time. This would look great with black leggings and knee high boots, along with a long pendant necklace and a waterfall blazer.