Suddenly, This Beyond-Perfect Party Top Is All Over My Feed

Party season is only getting closer, and if you’re starting to see your calendar fill up with events, you might be weighing each up against your wardrobe, analysing which items can stretch for which occasions. Between family gatherings, work festive parties and "friendsmas" get-togethers, finding items that feel special, festive, versatile and comfortable can feel near impossible without spending hours and hours traipsing the shops. On an occasion that will likely include your closest friends, family or colleagues, it’s important that you choose an outfit that makes you feel both comfortable and chic. 

Influencer Jessica Skye wore the Free People Intimately Filter Finish Long Sleeve Top (£128) to Who What Wear UK's Festive House event.

To make the search easier, I’m taking it upon myself to inform you of the new-season top that has solved my partywear conundrum and that I’ve also seen cropping up on so many of my favourite influencers this season. Free People’s crystal mesh top balances festive glamour with relaxed wearability for the versatile style solution I've been looking for. The glitzy top can be layered over a simple black bra, a basic vest top or a light long-sleeved top for extra coverage and sparkle

Claire Wakeman wears Free People's Intimately Filter Finish Long Sleeve (£128). 

Bringing the glitter we all want during party season, the best thing about this top is that it gives an excuse to style your favourite pair of jeans throughout the festive period. Pair with dark-wash denim, pointed-toe kitten heels and a longline blazer for an aptly festive look you'll feel relaxed and chic in all evening long. 

Angie Smith wears Free People's Intimately Filter Finish Long Sleeve (£128)

To get your festive period off to a glimmering start, shop the Free People crystal mesh top below, and read on to discover our edit of the other best mesh tops available this season.


Already an influencer favourite, this glistening top adds a festive finish to any outfit it touches.

In this delicate ivory shade, the glistening crystals really sparkle.

The neutral sand shade is the perfect canvas to layer on the sparkles.

Fresh lilac adds an easy flush of colour to a party-ready look.

Style with black, high-waisted trousers or get into the party spirit and wear with a gold miniskirt.

Pair with leather trousers to tick off some of the season's biggest trends.


Style with leather trousers and heels throughout party season, or wear with s boxy blazer and baggy jeans for a casual take.

Layer over a simple vest top for a party-ready look.

Wear with baggy jeans and flats for a relaxed take on party dressing

This sheer knit top can be layered in a myriad of ways for vastly different effects.

Pack on the glitter in Zara's rhinestone-embellished mesh top.

Wear with the matching leggings for a festive look to top them all.

Shop the matching Tanael Crystal-Embellished Tulle Leggings (£995). 

The one-and-done partywear solution to see you through the season.