Christmas Party Dress Inspiration (with maternity options too!)

I can’t believe I’m actually mentioning the ‘C’ word,  it doesn’t seem right but I’m going to do it. Ok, here goes – CHRISTMAS. There. I did it, the seal is officially broken for this year. So, it’s time to start talking about Christmas Party dresses. I am still in denial that it is still summer, but I know the big C-word will creep up on us and before we know it, so I may as well start preparing now.  I recently noticed when I popped to the shops that all of the new AW16 ranges are out and the most eye catching pieces are the dresses. Everyone loves a spangly dress at Christmas, right?  So I thought this year I’d get ahead of the game and have a flick round all the Christmas Party dresses ahead of time to pick out my favourites of the new collections this year and pop them all in one handy post!

Plus, if choosing a dress wasn’t hard enough, this year I have the added joy of trying to find a pretty maternity dress too! By Christmas time  I’ll be 7 months, so I imagine I’ll have quite a large bump – finding the perfect dress is going to be tricky. As well as a few Christmas parties this year, I also need a spangly dress for my birthday in November as we are heading back to Paris to re-do my 30th birthday again. You might have read that last year we were caught up in the terrorist attacks on my 30th birthday (so this year technically I’m turning 30 again, not 31 🙂 ) so we are going back to have the weekend that we missed last year. I need to get on it with the dress buying ASAP!


The first collection of dresses are my non-maternity favourites. I’m not sure I’ll be wearing any of these this year but there will be plenty of occasions in the future I’m sure I will….  I especially love the red lace dress,  gorgeous! Goals for next year when I get my waistline back, it’s beautiful!

Christmas Party Dress Inspiration (with maternity options too!)


Dress 1 | Dress 3 | Dress 3


My first impressions of maternity clothes have been that of plain, frumpy stripy tops and jeans or giant maxi dress tents (she says, wearing a stripy t-shirt and maternity jeans…..) however with the change of the season it seems the maternity ranges have really picked up in style and I’ve noticed some lovely items to choose from. I thought evening wear would be hard to find, but sites like Tiffany Rose have such a huge range of beautiful classy evening maternity dresses, there is bound to be something for everyone and every shape. House of Fraser is a good call too with plenty of choice in their going out dresses range, plus loads of other lovely maternity wear too.

Christmas Party Dress Inspiration (with maternity options too!)


Dress 1 | Dress 2 | Dress 3


Of course, no going out (out) outfit is complete without accessories, so I’ve picked out a few of my favourites to add a touch of glamour to any of the dresses I’ve chosen. Footwear-wise, I’ve erred on the side of caution, with a huge bump I doubt I’ll want to wear anything too high so these gorgeous navy ankle boots should do the trick.  I also love the Michael Kors bag (who doesn’t) and its perfect for any outfit, as it comes in a range of colours – I could choose a colour to go with my dress. A girl can dream! And don’t forget your undies either if you want to feel extra special at this time of year, a fishnet bodystocking is super special and with the right range, you can find one to fit all shapes and sizes. 

Christmas Party Dress Inspiration (with maternity options too!)


Ankle Boots | Necklace | Handbag | Smokey Eye Palette

So, these are my choices for this year – stay tuned for a few posts in Nov/Dec featuring the full outfits!

Have you picked up your Christmas Party dress yet? I’d love to see your choices! 

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  • Oh my gosh, I didn’t realise you got caught up in that last year! I hope this years 30th weekend goes wonderfully for you! You deserve it xx I’ll be pretty round come Christmas this year haha, honestly I hadn’t even thought about party wear yet, ahhhh! I really love all your picks and I think my favourite maternity pick is the black house of frasser one! x