Ah, the Christmas party. It’s somehow become a bit of a British tradition, and infamous for its occasionally raucous antics. If you’re planning a party with your girlfriends, you’re probably jumping for joy. If you’ve got a long-awaited work do to attend, you might be less than enthralled. But whatever your situation is, chances are you will be attended at least a couple of Christmas parties this year. Of course, we are well aware it’s only October – but there’s never any harm in planning early! Plus, come December there is always a mad rush for glitzy dresses down on the high street, so avoid the rush by getting in there early. Compared to other parties around the year, there is something quite glamorous about a Christmas get-together. After all, you wouldn’t go to a lazy summer BBQ in a glittery top and six-inch heels. But – as the saying goes – when in Rome! Follow these top tips to get a Christmas party look that you feel fabulous in.
It might be tempting to go for something conservative – to pull that old black dress out of your wardrobe for the umpteenth time and just ‘make do’. But, if you can’t treat yourself at Christmas, when can you? Be aware that most Christmas parties either involve work colleagues or children from your extended family. So, with that in mind, it is advisable not to go for anything too revealing. But that’s not to say that you can’t go for something a little slinkier than you normally would. If you’re going for a dress, the high street has some fabulous options at affordable prices. Think H&M, French Connection and Marks and Spencer – all do stunning festive ranges that won’t break the bank.
Christmas hair is all about volume and luxury. If you can, book into your local salon for a treatment to make sure that your hair is as big and bouncy as possible. This can be especially useful if you have a week of parties coming up and you’re hoping to spend as little time on your hair as possible. If going to a salon isn’t an option for you however, there are plenty of ways you can get gorgeous, party-ready hair at home. Use a thickening shampoo and conditioner to give you that va-va-voom, and hold your style with a non-sticky hairspray. If your hair isn’t getting the volume you need, wefted hair extensions could be the answer.
In our day to day lives, we don’t tend to wear that much makeup. Busy daily routines, such as being a mum or working in a demanding job, mean that what we put on our faces is usually the last thing on our minds. But Christmas parties are the perfect excuse for you to fall back in love with makeup. That being said, going overboard can give you a bit of a ‘drag queen’ look. However, there’s no harm at all in trying out a new, slightly more dramatic style. Consider donning a bold plum lip, or getting in the festive spirit by trying some glitter eyeshadow.