The Ultimate Style Picks for the Festive Season

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LONDON, United Kingdom – For the average person, the festive season brings a bevy of event invitations, which makes being aware of the trends that will set you up for the Christmas and New Year party scene even more imperative. Yes, festive trends have moved on in recent years, and whilst wearing garish Christmas tree earrings and an equally fitting jumper was the call of the day, donning a high fashion forward look courtesy of pieces from emerging labels is what will see you dazzle at the next office Christmas party, festive family gathering or New Year’s Eve soirée.

The team behind The Clothing Lounge, a platform for up-and-coming designer brands, reveals five key trends that will see you through to 2016.

The little white dress

The “Little Black Dress” is always a huge hit on the party scene, and whilst we’re all for championing a chic and sophisticated look for the festive season – with black never failing to impress with the right footwear and accessories – sliding to the other end of the monochromatic spectrum is a must for the month ahead.

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House of Cannon

The little white dress may at first glance be synonymous with the Spring/Summer months but embracing the white out trend for the holidays is the best way to switch up this season and make glamorous looks even more interesting. This lace dress from Australian label House of Cannon is a key piece for any event, team with spiked pumps for a finish that juxtaposes the pretty white, lingerie inspired look.

New season silhouettes

The feminine style changes shape from season to season, and whilst volume is always promoted come the Autumn/Winter months, opting for a statement skirt that goes against the grain is guaranteed to hit the mark on the party scene. The peplum was all the rage this time last year but it has evolved, and now offers something even more inspiring, feminine and shapely. Model the statement waist with pieces like the crisp and playful teardrop skirt from Karen Topacio, a self-titled fashion label headed by a Filipino-Australian designer, who only debuted her graduate collection in January 2015.

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Karen Topacio

Footwear = fetish

While our clothing options have taken on a pretty and ultra-feminine finish for the Christmas party season, footwear has officially become bad ass! Inspired by bondage and fetish wear, we say bye-bye to the flats that kept us chic and comfortable during Spring/Summer 2015, and say hello to super sexy, strappy heels. The Lou Ankle Lace Decolleté shoes from Italian designer De Siena are the perfect embodiment of this particular trend with black nappa leather used to create the high impact, hand finished look, as well as the highest level of quality and comfort.

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Chic peek

Offering just a hint of flesh is the way forward on the Christmas party circuit. A favourite on the red carpet and a fashion fall back for Hollywood starlets like Keira Knightley and Amanda Seyfried, you can show some skin and flaunt your best assets conservatively. The Heffner Skirt from Sandra Weil offers a great look that combines the chic peek with something more daring.

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Sandra Weil

High fashion finish

It’s all about the accessories, particularly if you are looking to add some glitz and glamour to your ensemble. The El Dorado Choker from BEGADA is a stunning addition. Handcrafted using Swarovski Chatons, rondel and monarchy settings, gold dipped and finished with soft faux leather, this piece is risqué and experimental – all the things we love!

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Brittany Thorley About the author

As a self-professed keeper of wisdom and words, Brittany is passionate and almost fanatical about bringing the lesser known designer brands to dedicated followers of fashion everywhere. The FG Magazine is just one outlet for such things, whilst she spends much of her time musing across the net at The Clothing Lounge.