December ensembles are usually all about dresses or, at a push, velvet suiting. However, if getting dressed to the nines isn't your thing, then rest assured there's another option at your disposal.
Thanks to a host of brands—from Topshop and Kitri to Forte_Forte and Sally LaPointe—the going-out top is back in a big way this Christmastime, making for the ideal alternative to frocks and fanciful two-pieces. The perfect accompaniment to your trusty jeans or simple skirting, a stand-out top with a pared-back bottom half is the cool-girl way to do party dressing.
The fabrics high on the agenda include all-over sequins, lamé, satin, metallics and, of course, velvet. There's a serious nod to the '80s with puff-shoulders, while more modern silhouettes include simple satin tops with long sleeves and scoop necklines.
Camis are also a total fail-safe for Christmas parties, as are leopard motifs and metallic finishes. Keep scrolling for the best party tops this season has to offer, each neatly categorised by trend and style.