OOTD: Christmas Partywear with Simply Be

I resisted buying this gold sequinned number from Simply Be for so long, but when I found myself dress-less a week before my work Christmas party it felt like fate. It’s possibly the most expensive dress I’ve ever owned, but it’s such a special piece I don’t feel like it’s over-priced & it’s well-made meaning that – if I take care of it – it should last me a good few years.

This isn’t a style I usually go for as dresses which are tight around my hips often make me feel self-conscious, but I sized up to give myself a bit more room & it feels great. The dress does look a lot shorter on me than it does on the model, but I think that’s because I’ve belted it at the waist, & honestly I prefer the shorter length as it balances out the high neckline & long sleeves.
I also love all the little details in this dress like the sheer sleeves & deep back – again they help keep it from looking too modest. It also has a thick black slip under the sequinned mesh meaning it’s really comfortable to wear & is surprisingly warm – perfect for Christmas nights out.

I chose to pair the dress with black tights & boots since I’ll be walking to my work Christmas lunch, but it would look equally great without tights & a pair of strappy heels. I honestly can’t wait to wear this to my work Christmas party & on Christmas day.

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