The festive season has a habit of bankrupting us. It’s the one occasion when you wish you had less friends so you wouldn’t have to spend so much money buying presents. And coming from a big family can be a real pain, especially when they all live so far away and you not only have to buy them presents, but you have to spend money on petrol or train fare to physically go and see them and wish them well. And then there’s the costly food and alcohol: the champagne and the vol-a-vents, which of course can be a great comfort when you’re stuck inside because you couldn’t afford one of those glamorous party dresses.
Despite the abundance of Christmas expenses, you needn’t fret about what to wear to the seasonal parties, it’s not like it’s the Oscars. You can still shine bright like a Christmas tree without spending an arm and a turkey leg. The whole point of Christmas parties is to get blind drunk and do things that you’re going to regret in the morning, so really, it’d be a waste looking at party dresses more than £30 when it’s going to be a blur to everyone else anyway. Of course that’s not to say you can’t look amazing for less than £30.
Whilst it would be undoubtedly expensive to cover yourself in Swarovski crystals, you can still sparkle with metallics, glitter, and sequins. In true honour of the most sparkly time of the year, feel like a Christmas fairy, or Ice Queen if you’d rather.
Zara Shimmer Thread Dress – £29.99
Mango Glittery Flow Dress – £29.99
And even though the temperature is dropping outside, don’t let it stop you from showing some leg. The joys of central heating and the warmth alcohol brings make it the perfect time to flash the most skin you’ve flashed since August.
ASOS Glitter Bandeau Dress – £19.50
Satin is always a good choice for Christmas, it’s simple elegance can make a bold statement when bright colours are used.Pretty Little Thing Red Satin Bandeau Skater Dress – £20
Alternatively, you could go a bit classier with a longer dress, whether that be tight fitting or long and flowing. And on the plus side if you end up tripping in your heels after one too many, you won’t have to risk flashing your modesty.H&M Crushed Velvet Maxi Dress – £29.99
H&M Draped Bandeau Dress – £29.99
H&M Metallic Dress – £29.99
And there’s nothing like the dangerous combination of sheer and bodycon to turn heads. Just make sure you’re wearing decent underwear.Missguided Sheer Stripe Bodycon Dress – £28