Stephanie Smith Elyse Knowles

Dressing Up for the Party Season

It’s champagne and celebration season which means its time to think about your party dressing options. From office Christmas parties to impromptu brunches with the girls, be ready for anything with these chic party pieces…

new year’s eve

It’s the one night of the year when the whole world parties, so this year leave your hot pants at home and glam it up in classic silhouettes. From chic dresses to sheer tops, luxurious lace is this season’s favourite dressing up fabric. Whether in a dress or styled back with tailored separates, a beautiful lace piece will instantly up your chic factor.

Elyse Knowles Stephanie Smith

LEFT: Elyse Knowles wears SELF-PORTRAIT Dress & ISA TAPIA Shoes (available in selected stores)
RIGHT: Stephanie Smith wears KATE SYLVESTER Top, MATICEVSKI Pants & AQUAZZURA Shoes (available in selected stores)

Elyse Knowles Stephanie Smith

Stephanie wears ASILIO Dress

weekend barbeques

For long lunches, weekend barbeques or even spontaneous brunches, the key to daytime party dressing is about nailing a smart yet relaxed look. Achieve this by pairing a more formal top with casual bottoms – think shorts and denim shorts finished with flat sandals or slides. When looking for dresses, avoid anything overly dressy (such as body-con) and instead go with relaxed sundresses in lightweight fabrics.

Elyse Knowles Stephanie Smith

LEFT: Elyse wears ASILIO Top and PIPER Shorts.
RIGHT: Stephanie wears FRENCH CONNECTION Dress (available in selected stores)

Elyse Knowles Stephanie Smith

Elyse wears ASILIO Dress and ROBERT ROBERT Shoes (available in selected stores)

christmas day

For a day spent celebrating with family and friends, choose something classic and most importantly family-friendly – save your plunging necklines for a girls’ night out! Bright colours in traditional styles will put you in the festive mood, and this season we’re loving shirt- and mini-dresses with movement and volume. Pair with your favourite heels and a red lip and you’re set!

Elyse Knowles Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith Myer

LEFT: Elyse wears ASILIO Dress and AQUAZZURA Shoes (available in selected stores)
RIGHT: Stephanie wears KATE SYLVESTER Dress, DESIGN STUDIO Belt and PROENZA SCHOULER Shoes (available in selected stores)

work christmas party

No matter what sort of function your work Christmas party is, it’s key to remember that it is exactly that – a work function. Don’t forget you need to see all those people at the office the next day, so dress appropriately and opt for fun party dresses paired back with some fab heels and a killer blowout. Embrace bright block colours but avoid anything overly short or sheer. If in doubt, a little black dress is always a winner.

Stephanie wears ASILIO Dress

Elyse Knowles Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith Elyse Knowles

LEFT: Stephanie wears JAYSON BRUNSDON BLACK LABEL Dress and MOSCHINO Shoes (available in selected stores)
RIGHT: Elyse wears KATE SYLVESTER Dress and ISA TAPIA shoes (available in selected stores)

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2 thoughts on “Dressing Up for the Party Season

  1. I would like to thank Caroline at the Myer Brookside store for her exemplary customer service. Caroline assisted me in finding not only the perfect Summer outfits from the TS range but also assisted me in accessorizing my outfits and suggested shoes for purchase from Myer. I was able to put together a complete summer wardrobe with Caroline’s assistance, including beach towels, bags etc. Caroline was also kind enough to suggest gifts for my children who are of similar ages to hers! It was the penultimate shopping experience.

    Even to me this level of service sounds unbelievable, however, I can genuinely attest to this lady’s commitment to providing quality service. This is the level of service that Myer provided in years gone by. Thank you so much. Delighted with my purchases.

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