Dresses with just a subtle hint of shimmering lurex are the way to shine at the after party.
The after party, or those more off-the-cuff invitations during the festive season quite often turn out to be the most fun, don’t they?
And while we enjoy the formality of sophisticated evenings and the ritual of getting dressed up, the parties which begin ‘after hours’ have a more spontaneous appeal.
Where an evening at the theatre may herald pulling on a dramatic maxi or beaded dress, these pieces look out of place at more low-key events. Instead we want things a little looser, less sparkly and a lot more relaxed.
So, this is in when we delve into the wardrobe in search of luxe separates and can afford to be a little more playful with accessories and our styling.
If you can’t beat the desire to shimmer just a bit, then choose pieces shot with a hint of glittering thread to pick up the light. Our Kasia dress in burnished bronze is the most sophisticated of metallic tones and is given an extra lift thanks to its lurex finish.
The after party is really the time to make the most of beautiful separates and get creative with your look – so piece your favourites together to craft a stylish ensemble. For instance, a brilliantly-cut jacket, silk shirt and leather leggings create the ultimate go-to outfit for afterhours partying.
Keeping things simple is key to getting it right. We like to pair black with black, choosing textures which sit together but offer a contrast, for an interesting, tactile look.
Or try a new shade, like autumn’s delicious burgundy instead. Rich and luxurious, cigarette trousers in this beautiful hue are instantly updated, and team up with a matching shoe and velvet-trimmed shirt for an opulent but easy vibe.
And it just wouldn’t be a party without a hint of embellishment, so pull on a jewel-scattered top for your sparkle fix. We’ve tucked ours into a curvaceous leather skirt, creating that perfect look for wiggling your way to the after party.