Christmas Par-tay Fashion

christmasgiftsesteelauder_largeFashion Contributor: Emma Ferguson

Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year again. Unless you were somehow completely blind-sided by the eminent Myer and David Jones displays being set up in the middle of October, you will be well aware that it’s the most beautiful *insert bankrupting* time of the year. So whip out those credit cards, stalk your fav Insta muse and get ready for some cardio of a different kind.

With the influx of Christmas dinners, work parties and end of year get-togethers, the pressure is undoubtedly on when vying for the perfect Christmas party getup. So what does a gal do? Well the consideration of a few variables comes into play, depending on the event, the crowd and of course the menu. Whether you’re channeling your inner Carrie Bradshaw this Christmas or striving for something a bit more Gigi-esque in the hopes of getting some mistletoe action, either way you’re going to need a bit of help.

Don’t be afraid when the term ‘stylist’ comes into play, these walking geniuses really know what they are on about. Long were the days when stylists were only for WAG’s and self proclaimed Perthonalities. Stylists are your newest go-to when sorting out your ultimate Christmas look, ensuring an almost guaranteed prevention of any Bridget Jones’ inspired fashion faux pas this silly season.

But what do you do when you want a #phresh new look without breaking the bank? Well then dress hire is your first move; with Perth’s most popular and on trend businesses taking the guesswork out of what to wear this festive season. Hit up Something Borrowed, Only Worn Once and Share My Closet for an outfit under two hundred dollars.

Although if you feel like doing a bit of retail therapy to get you through this time of the year, stay close to home and shop locally. Forget DJ’s, Myer and steer clear of the rat race that is shopping centres.

So I’ve done the nitty gritty for you and found your go-to’s this Christmas season:

One Fell Swoop: Not only do these pieces look feminine and flattering on every body shape, they will hide a multitude of sins in the form of a food coma.

Bruug: Nothing says summer more than Bruug’s ready to wear pieces, with a price range that won’t leave you with a spending hangover.

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Natalie Rolt, North Freo

Natalie Rolt: For the occasion where you’re sure to bump into an ex or you want to impress the new guy at work, Natalie Rolt has the dress that’ll turn heads.

House of Skye: Boat party season is on the rise and House of Skye have got you covered, with bo-ho inspired pieces that aren’t shy of a thigh high split.

Empire Rose: For those who love a little bit of sparkle during this time of the year, Empire Rose’s sequin drop-crotch pants are a must-have at any age.

So as you stock up your fridge with food and use every inch of will power not to eat it, pour yourself a glass of over priced champagne, slip into your festive frock and prepare yourself for Great-Aunt Gertrude’s Christmas day lecture on why you’re still single. Remind me again how much punch is acceptable to drink at a family function?

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