Dressember diary - Christmas party dresses!
When I ended my Dressember diary last week it was with the promise that the next update would be a Christmas party special...so here goes nothing! The hangovers have subsided but the memories remain of last Friday's office party...and luckily I remembered to take a few photos before someone put a glass in my hand.
For a Christmas party there's nothing like wrapping yourself up like a present, so I went for a full-skirted prom dress in shiny spotted taffeta (£63), a very generous Christmas gift from Pepperberry.
As you can probably tell from my grin in the pics, I am a little bit in love with this dress. I'm a big fan of this 50s silhouette, and the fit of this particular dress couldn't have been better. Pepperberry is the sister brand of Bravissimo (ever my saviour!) and makes clothing in three fits (curvy, really curvy and super curvy) to accomodate bigger boobs.
I have quite an hourglass figure, so I have become a slave to the waist belt to make modern clothes fit better. At Pepperberry, I don't have that problem - this dress (which is a 12 Really Curvy) fit like a glove around the waist. It comes up smaller up top than some other Pepperberry styles (usually I'm a 12 Curvy) but on the plus side the full skirt is really forgiving on the hips. I teamed it with Wolford Velvet Deluxe 66 tights (the best tights in the world - worth every penny) and Dorothy Perkins shoes.
I wasn't the only one to frock up on Friday, so here are a few Dressember guest stars...
This wasn't even Steph's party outfit, but I couldn't resist snapping her before she got changed out of her Miss Selfridge green velvet minidress, Topshop cardi and Topshop wedge boots, because I loved the look. A green dress with red hair is such a winning combination and the peekaboo lace below the collar is so cute.
Meanwhile Aigua Media MD (ie. the big boss lady) Beth went for a bit of Christmas sparkle with a silk chiffon dress with sequinned collar from Whistles (available at ASOS). Sadly the Christmas tree blocks your view of her amazing shoes but you'll have to trust me that she was in some killer (and I mean killer) wedges with glittery platform soles!
Sadly most of the rest of the team let me down when it came to party dresses...opting instead for shorts, playsuits, sequinned skirts and some mental 80s vintage. But here's a little peek at their gorgeous faces anyway...
OSOYOU superstars Kate in a Topshop dress and hat from Camden market and Jess in a vintage jacket she nicked off her mum (when not gracing our resident shrinking violet, this bit of gold glam is apparently used as part of a pantomime costume)!
Missed Dressember this year? See all the outfits so far by clicking here!