Your guide to a fashionable festive season

A Christmas of Dreams calls for fashion that rises to the occasion. From dazzling dresses to well-cut suiting, you’re guaranteed to be the best dressed guest for every date in the diary.

Bassike Knot Detail Dress. Versace Shirt (Coming Soon). Emporio Armani Silk Velvet Blazer. Rotate Line Top and Tasha Skirt.

‘Tis the season for glitz and glam – and we’re here to help you (re)discover the joy of getting dressed up. From office parties to family gatherings and long lunches with friends, it’s time to stake your sartorial claim once again. So, slip on your dancing shoes and get set to celebrate in style with those you love most.

Dressed to impress

Day or night, don’t be afraid to up the ante this season. When it comes to picking the ultimate party outfit there are three key ingredients: a show-stopping dress, killer (but comfortable) shoes and an appetite for fun. 

Embrace a playful sensibility with bright hues and bold silhouettes from beloved local labels. Aje is answering your candy-coloured dreams with its perfectly pink offerings. Ginger & Smart brings the party with statement-making pants. And Oroton delivers the ultimate festive florals. Whatever style you subscribe to, now is the time to let your personality shine.

Self Portrait Mini Dress.
Camilla and Marc Oriella Dress (Coming Soon). Aje Dassia Tiered Maxi Dress (Coming Soon). Bec + Bridge Casablanca Maxi Dress (Coming Soon).

When invites call for a little more luxe (think black tie dress codes and formal functions), look to floor-sweeping hemlines and sumptuous fabrics. Self Portrait sets the tone with eye-catching cocktail numbers, while Camilla and Marc, Bec + Bridge and Aje fit the bill for elegant gowns.   

But it’s not just about festive frocks – don’t forget your accoutrements. Choose jewellery that will shimmer and shine under the night sky for an unforgettable final touch. When it comes to shoes, ground high hems with statement flats and let maxi skirts glide over a pair of strappy stilettos.

AMBER SCEATS

Aberdeen Earrings

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AJE

Vanades Cut-Out Ring Midi Dress

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TONY BIANCO

Skye Suede Heels

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KARA

Crystal Fringe Crossbody Bag

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Look sharp, stay festive

Paul Smith Blazer and Pants (Coming Soon). Calibre Blazer (Coming Soon) and Pants.

Smart, stylish and in the spirit: that’s the brief for festive menswear this year. Invest in a suit jacket that looks just as good pared-back with a tee as it does over a snappy button down. Go the extra mile and have it tailored to fit for the highest return on investment. Paul Smith delivers classic style in spades, Calibre offers day-to-dark elegance with a contemporary Australian twist and Eleventy fashions wardrobe essentials with Italian zest. 

Solace London Kae Maxi Dress. Calibre Blazer and Pants (Coming Soon). Emporio Armani Velvet Dress. Acler Dress (Coming Soon).

Eleventy Blazer.

While there’s temptation to play it safe with timeless cuts and colours, don’t dismiss the party shirt. Matched with a pair of crisp chinos, an elegant printed style makes the perfect conversation starter – and we all know we could use a lesson in small talk this season. 

And whether you’re team dress shoe or more of a sneaker fan, make sure the pair you pick is box-fresh and polished to perfection.

MJ BALE

Robertson Sand Jacket

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JOE BLACK

Static Floral Tie

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JOE BLACK

Wing Collar Shirt

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TED BAKER

Sumpsa Derby Shoes

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Little style stars

Seed Heritage Dress (Coming Soon).
Tutu Du Monde Dress (Coming Soon). Seed Heritage Dress (Coming Soon).

Pint-sized party-goers will enjoy the festival revelry, too. With dresses awash in sequins and layered tulle skirts, tiny dancers will light up the night as they twist and twirl. Look to Seed Heritage and Tutu Du Monde for designs Christmas dreams are made of.  

Country Road Top, Shorts and Dress (Coming Soon), Shirt and Chinos.

As they eagerly await the arrival of the man in red, boys and girls will look the part in classic cotton styles from Country Road. Bright printed dresses, crisp button-down shirts and shorts or chinos with comfortable stretch are instant favourites. 

From Sophia Webster’s sparkling sandals to Axel Arigato’s slick white sneakers, little ones will love shoes that are perfect for playing chase and posing for family photos alike.

DAVID JONES

Cecile Dress

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CLARKS

Helena Sandals

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DAVID JONES

Bowen Overall and Polo

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CONVERSE

Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

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