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Four Quick Christmas Party Outfits | River Island

So, by this point in the year we’re guessing you’re either one of those people who’s spending every free second obsessing over all-things Christmas – including Christmas party outfits – or you just never want to hear the ‘C’ word ever again.

If you’re in the latter camp, well, we sympathise, but unfortunately we can’t help you, because with December just a few days away it’s time to either a) head for the hills or b) prepare to answer the question, “So, have you done your Christmas shopping yet?” at least a dozen times per day. Speaking of Christmas shopping… if you haven’t had time to think about shopping for yourself, let alone for anyone else, over the next couple of weeks, The Fashion Police will be rounding up some Christmas party outfits from high-street retailers, and we’re starting off with some picks from River Island

Christmas Party Outfits from River Island

Christmas party outfits from River Island


Skirt ♥ Shoes ♥ Top ♥ Necklace ♥ Collar

Many people shy away from all-neutral outfits, feeling they’re too boring, or that they’ll drain the complexion. Obviously not all colours will suit all people, but an all-gold (or white, or cream…) look can also be striking, glamorous and sophisticated – and it’ll almost definitely stand out amongst the darker colours that usually appear in Christmas party outfits. This full gold skirt has been on The Fashion Police radar for a while now: it looks more expensive than it is, and it also taps into the current trend for full skirts, if you feel the need to be fashionable. If you can’t do without a “pop” of colour, as fashion people love to call it, a bright lipstick will suffice.

Christmas party outfits little black dress

Dress ♥ Sandals ♥ Ring ♥ Bag ♥ Hair bow

You can’t talk about Christmas party outfits without talking about little black dresses. This dress is black, but it’s a little bit different from the usual crop of LBDs, and, as an added bonus, it also has long sleeves – great for those who don’t like exposing their arms, or just feel the chill.

Christmas party outfits

Skirt ♥ Sandals ♥ Necklace ♥ Scarf ♥ Clutch

 We’ve seen this sequin midi skirt pop up on a few fashion bloggers lately (See how Lacey of A Lacey Perspective wore it here), and we’re not surprised: it’s a great way to add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas party look, but the demure length keeps it classy. That’s not always something we can say in conjunction with the words “sequin skirt”…

black pants party outfit

Jeggings ♥ Top  Shoes ♥ Bag ♥ Cuff ♥ Jacket

Finally, for those who don’t want to go down the traditional dress/skirt look, a pair of slim black trousers can be the basis of any number of Christmas party outfits: we’ve dressed this pair up with chiffon, fur, and heels.

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