Finding the perfect dress is only the first party dressing hurdle, because once you've found said party dress you have the challenge of trying to find something to wear with it to stop you shivering. In the UK a coat is an integral part of your party outfit, because let's face it goosebumps are never a chic look, but it can be difficult to know what jacket or coat to pair with your frock. Whether you're wearing something super feminine or a fuller, maxi skirt, we have found the jackets that will ensure you don't catch the flu at your Christmas party. Keep scrolling to shop the 5 winning coat and dress combos.
If you are wearing a short, strapless or tiered ruffle dress play up that feminine vibe with a coat that nips in at the waist and flares out at the hips. Bonus: the jacket’s swingy silhouette won’t restrict the dress, which means no unwanted wrinkles.
A structured coat that goes just past the waist and has a slightly retro feel works to temper a fuller skirt. Additionally, faux fur is one of this season's biggest trends.
The slinky slip is the dress of the season and it happens to be perfect for the Christmas party circuit, too. Lighter layers work best with this wisp of a dress, so try a kimono jacket or robe. No need to even remove it once indoors, it's all part of a super luxurious look.
Still interested in seeing more party ideas? Why not read our edit of the best little black dresses, up next.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.