It's that time of year when you officially have to throw in the towel at the idea of spending a night at home on the sofa. Coming in thick and fast are invites to a host of festive parties, nights out with pals and, of course, New Year's Eve; so, you'd definitely be forgiven for feeling a tad overwhelmed about your now jam-packed diary.
To make things a teeny, tiny bit easier for you on the run up to the big 31st, we've taken it upon ourselves to edit the hottest party looks and trends of the season and compile them into outfits ready-to-wear at the drop of a hat. What's more — we've also made it easy to shop for your body by sorting each look to suit a key shape. Can't bare your hip? We've found the solution. Petite? We've got you covered.
Yep; the thought of getting ready just got way easier to manage. Welcomes!
Take a look at our tailor-made party looks guaranteed to suit every shape and size, no matter your style...
Long And Lean
While most would consider themselves lucky to be in the athletic group, most gals who are actually tall and lean find it very difficult to find clothes to suit their shape. We recommend making the most of your statuesque physique by getting in on the on-trend jumpsuit action. Just add lashings of gold and cover up in faux fur to really nail the '70s vibe.
Perfect A Pair
Pear shaped gals have a booty that could put J.Lo to shame but, due to the fact that leotards are NOT a day-to-day wardrobe fix among us mere mortals, a lot of women prefer to keep their curves under-wraps. If this sounds like you, you'll want to consider trying a structured midi-skirt; it'll instantly skim over any unwanted lumps and bumps. Because your smallest point is your waist, make the most of it by investing in a cropped shell top that sits just above the waistband of your skirt. That way, people will get a peek at your midriff without giving the entire game away.
Short And Sleek
Finding the perfect party get-up can be a mission and a half for petite girls; trouser lengths are always ridiculously long and playsuits never sit just right, and that's just the start. So, make life 100% easier for yourself by getting in on the mini dress trend. The '60s silhouette is bag in a big way this Crimbo with jacquard and metallic styles heading straight to the top of our wish-lists. For an unexpected spin, try layering a ribbon-tie blouse underneath your midi to up the retro feel.
You might not think it but curvy girls should always opt for form-fitting clothes and tailored pieces (even if you'd rather cover up!) as it'll look way less bulky on their frames than loosely cut. Pencil skirts are achingly sexy on hourglass figures and this front split number is an absolute dream. Tuck in a silky blouse and finish with metallic add-ons for a gorgeously ladylike look.
If you're blessed with a straight-up and down boyish frame then you should definitely make the most of it by working this season's luxe-tux trend. Suits have been so prolific amongst the fash pack over the last few weeks that they're becoming just as timeless as the LBD. If you dare, go topless but be sure to fix your button and lapels in place with some body tape — and be sure to have some extra on hand at all times. Keep the cool vibe going with a pair of party flats, a kitsch clutch and some thin, layered jewels.
By Maxine Eggenberger