New Look are currently running a Blogger Christmas Party Competition, and since I have not a lot to do at the moment, and because it’s the Christmas party season (hopefully I can get to the Northern Bloggers one tomorrow!) I thought I might as well put something together for it! The aim of the game is to put together an outfit for a certain shape, so I decided to go for mine: the Classic Hourglass. Now the website suggests body con or pencil dresses to emphasise curves as well as A line and cinched-in waists. I do love my pencil skirts and the occasional body con dress, but I feel like for a Christmas Party I’d want something more fun and flippy than tight. I searched through the Party Dress section and got a good list together of several I liked, but this one I just loved. I was planning to pick something colourful, maybe in a deep red or green, because everybody always has black dresses, but this one just jumped out at me and I had to go for it: the crochet collar and lace sleeves are perfect! I always think long sleeves are good at Christmas for covering up a little in the chilly weather, and for some reason, I just love dresses with long sleeves! The skirt looks a lovely length too, not too short, as I’m starting to find shorter lengths more and more difficult to wear. The cinched-in waist is perfect for those classics hourglass shapes, highlighting the smallest part of your body and skimming over any problem areas.
So I picked the dress, of course I went straight to shoes next. When I spotted the closed toe (very important in case of snow!) platform heels with gold edging, I decided on my colour scheme – black and gold. Added to that, the gold edge clutch, some jewellery with gold highlights and a ring with two deep purple stones to add a little colour. Then the final touch: lip foils! Now I haven’t tried these, but they look amazing, and think about it – colour that is going to last all night long, perfect! And that just added the final touch of colour in a dark Christmassy shade that I wanted. Outfit complete.
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