The Hunt: six of the best Christmas and New Year party outfits

1. THE DEEP V JUMPSUIT
Get all eyes on you this NYE will this unbelievably sexy jumpsuit from Reformation.

Because it’s Cool: Reformation always has the glamourous looks locked down. Dusty pink velvet is right on trend but this outfit will have wow-factor for years to come.
Because it Matters: The brain child of a former model, Yael Aflalo, Reformation prioritises sustainability above all else. The limited batch production means less waste at the end of each season, they invest into low-impact processes and they even have solar panels on the roof of their HQ in LA.
Price: $218 (£162)
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Accessorise: Let this disco jumpsuit do the talking, keep the jewellery simple with delicate gold chains and hoops.

 

2. THE VERSATILE SHIRT DRESS
Miss Green has done the work to make your Christmas party stress-free.

Because it’s Cool: This silky dress is effortless and versatile – wear loose without the belt or cinch it in to create an hourglass figure. The button opening is concealed to create a simple and elegant design.
Because it Matters: Opting for sustainable fabrics, Miss Green’s pieces are made out of organic cotton or Tencel. Tencel is a soft alternative to silk made from wood pulp and is much faster at degrading than polyester dresses. Miss Green is also supported by PETA, so they will never include fur, feathers, leather, wool or silk in any of their pieces.
Price: €139,95 (£123)
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Accessorise: This dress is perfect for many occasions but it needs sparkle to pimp it up for the Christmas season. Go for glittery heels or if you’re feeling bold – sparkly tights!

 

3. THE ON-TREND TWO PIECE
Keep it relaxed with this loose fitting vest and culottes from August.

Because it’s Cool: The 1990s style has come back with a vengeance over the last few seasons and these spaghetti straps make this top beautifully delicate.
Because it Matters: When it comes to sourcing fabric, August prioritise Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified materials as well as frequenting sustainable fabric fairs for innovative alternatives.
Price: Top £130 Trousers £195 (gatherandsee.com)
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Accessorise: Keep it elegantly simple with a light gold necklace and bracelet, or fully embrace the 90’s with a lace choker.

 

4. THE CURVE ENHANCER
It has pockets!! We bow down to you, Nancy Dee!

Because it’s Cool: Apart from having pockets, which is always a miracle, this silhouette will create that adored 1950s shape. With the high neckline, the trimmed waist and full skirt this option from Nancy Dee is perfect for a romantic night out.
Because it Matters: Exclusively made in Britain, Nancy Dee uses fabrics that are mostly made from renewable natural sources – such as soya, bamboo and organic cotton – to create contemporary classic designs characterised by softness, drape and stretch.
Price: £78
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Accessorise: Opt for chucky gold studs and a few gold rings

 

5. THE LOOSE-FIT OPTION
Seasalt has prepared for the post-Christmas belly, this loose fit velvet dress brings glamour without restriction.

Because it’s Cool: Available in burgundy or teal this dress glimmers in the light and sways with every step – perfect if you’re going to be dancing until 2018!
Because it matters: The brand works with local companies and uses sustainable textiles to create quality clothes that benefit the community and local economy.
Price: £99.95
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Accessories: The t-shirt shape means that you can go bold with the statement jewellery or layer up simple chains for contemporary cool.

 

6. THE SEXY CUT AWAY
People Tree have crafted an LBD with dimension.

Because it’s Cool: Without the drama of the sleeves this shift dress would be a classic, but adding the flash of skin and flared sleeve creates a fun and flirty edge.
Because it Matters: People Tree’s products are hand crafted in organic cotton and sustainable materials, using traditional skills that support rural communities. This dress is made out of organic cotton blended with Tencel.
Price: SALE £63.20
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Accessorise: Keep it simple with earrings – let the dress do the work.

 

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Christmas decoration inspiration
Chic & cheerful gift wrap
Three of the best Christmas crackers
Zero-waste Christmas Tom Hunt style

Words: Gabrielle Kynoch

 

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