Party season is quickly creeping up—whether you're ready to admit it or not. Those office Christmas parties are getting earlier and earlier, not to mention the many other festive occasions which seem to fill every free moment of your diary from 1 December onwards. (That's next week, by the way. Scary, huh?) With the weather cooling down and the nights drawing in, rather than getting downbeat about it all, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the best bit of the oncoming season: the clothes. It's not every day that you get to wear head-to-toe sequins, now is it?
The key to not letting party dressing seem stressful is to be prepared. Believe it or not, that means starting to think sequins now, before all the best bits sell out. Luckily the high street has just had all its new drops, which include some pretty major party pieces we don't feel at all guilty adding to basket. Obviously, Zara is our go-to as much as it is yours, so we've rounded up the 33 pieces from its new campaign we'll actually be wearing on repeat for the next month. Whether you're a full-on sequinned-dress kind of girl or a "jeans and a nice top" fan, this new collection has so many good options we've already seen popping up on Instagram.
Keep scrolling to see our top picks and for some tips on how to make those sparkly dresses work for now and beyond.
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It is sparkle season, after all, and this dress has "Christmas party" written all over it.
A going-out top that will be just as appropriate once the new year arrives.
For those who'd rather keep their outfits minimal, a statement accessory works just as well to add a little festive flair.
Not for the faint-hearted. Tone down the fuschia sequins with a white polo neck and black knee-high boots for now. Add a black oversized blazer and heels come Christmas.
Very '90s supermodel. Pair with denim jeans for that timeless look.
Have you ever seen a more festive shoe? Wear these with, well, anything really.
The perfect top to wear with your jeans.
This dress is giving us major Studio 54 vibes. The perfect piece to dance the night away in.
An updated LBD. You'll wear this so so many different events.
If you hate the classic black, red and green partywear palette, this dress is the one for you.
Such a pretty evening bag that looks way more expensive than it really is.
Just add jeans.
Feathers are a great alternative to sequins if you're not keen on sparkle but still want to feel fancy.
This statement skirt would look just as good with a black polo-neck knit as a silk cami, depending on how dressed up you want to look.
The festive update to summer's biggest shoe trend: the strappy sandal.
Mini bags are having a moment and this one feels particularly appropriate for the party season.
If the sequins weren't already enough, this dress also comes in the colour of the season. That's double points for festive dressing.
You've heard of the 'going-out-top,' but allow us to introduce you to the 'going-out-trouser.'
Perfect for the office Christmas Party or a fancy family dinner.
Talk about a statement sleeve.