Nail laid-back glamour with Absolutely’s round-up of the best party-ready tops to buy now
Words Joy Montgomery
And so begins the yearly hunt for the Christmas party-appropriate outfit. Whether it’s festive cocktails with the girls, intimate dinner with family, or the infamously awkward work ‘do, finding a look which nails your criteria can seem impossible. Although the high street may seem like a veritable minefield of spaghetti straps and stretchy fabrics, it is in fact possible to achieve that elusive balance of cool-girl effortless, comfort, and just the right amount of sexy. Honest.
The going out top is our no.1 hero buy for don’t-think-just-throw-on party dressing. Lace blouses are big news for AW16, and look best with long, elegant sleeves, balanced out by a cheeky glimpse of bra (just make sure it’s a nice one!) Sequinned tops may seem slightly Spice Girls circa 1995, however this season they have been given a high-fashion makeover courtesy of Vetements. We love H&M’s sequinned polo neck, which is best framed by smokey eyes and I-just-woke-up-like-this hair. Dusty pink is the last, and most unexpected, entry for this year’s best party wear looks. This typically girly hue has been made achingly cool when rendered in a buttoned-up tulle blouse, courtesy of Mary Katrantzou.
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