It's the season for... Bombshell dresses! With Christmas fast approaching it's the perfect time to add some party frocks to your wardrobe! Former Royal Lady's Maid Alicia Healey has picked her five favourite dresses, perfect for every festive event. She is a woman of many talents and has also released a new book 'Wardrobe Wisdom' guiding you on how to dress for every occasion from an interview to a royal garden party at Buckingham Palace. I would highly recommend having a read, I've learnt so many hints and tips!
Mother of the Bride - Christmas Party
Forest green was one of the most popular colour choices at the recent royal wedding this year. It’s a great colour for brunettes and the perfect choice for a Christmas Mother of The Bride. I’ve styled Bombshell’s Confident dress in dark green with a feathered hat by Bundle Maclaren, available to hire from The Cotswold Hat Club; green velvet clutch and heels from L.K. Bennett; and vintage star earrings by YSL available from Vestiare Collective.
All shades of red have to be the most popular choice for the festive season. If you like your reds a little more mature and discreet, as opposed to a standout scarlet, then this mulberry hue is the one for you. Pictured here is the Scoop Neck Elliptical Midi Skirt Dress in wine, accessorized with a matching pill box hat and kitten heels from Phase Eight, clutch from Hobbs and vintage earrings by Jennifer Gibson.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without some burgundy velvet. I’ve picked out the Stretch Luxe ¾ length sleeve in wine velvet as my top choice for a Christmas party frock, accessorized here with matching velvet heels by L.K. Bennett, bag by Dune London, earrings by Susan Caplan and a winter white coat from Hobbs.
The Midnight Tartan on this Scoop Neck Elliptical Midi Skirt Dress is a great choice if you want to dress up on Christmas Day. I’ve accessorized it for a trip to church on Christmas morning – winter coat and faux fur scarf by Hobbs, bag by Aspinal of London, gloves by Mulberry, heels by Rupert Sanderson and earrings available at Vestiare.
New Year's Eve Ball
You can’t wear too much glitter on New Year’s Eve! If you have a fancy ball to go to over the festive season, this Gold Sequin Gown will put you at the top of the best dressed list. Glam it up to the max with a glitter clutch from Wilbur & Gussie, snake hoop vintage earrings by Susan Caplan and sandals by Dune London.