Miss out on H&M’s sellout Giambattista Valli collab when it arrived in stores last week? Don’t despair – the store just dropped an equally fabulous edit of party wear that will see you through the festive season in style.
With prices starting at just £3.99 for accessories like statement earrings, this is a range that offers a luxe look on a budget, with many pieces that could be deemed dupes for designer buys, at a fraction of the cost.
We’re talking elegant midi dresses on a par with Ghost or Kitri, silky slips that could have walked down a Paris Fashion Week catwalk, and oversized headbands to rival K-Mid’s enviable collection. The most premium buy is a pair of thigh-high boots at £139.99, but even that’s fairly purse-friendly compared with other similar styles on the high street right now.
The colour palette for the line is, of course, suitably Christmassy – rich reds and greens mingle with metallics, although there’s the odd pop of bright like powder blue for contrast, and of course, plenty of LBDs (and LBJs – that’s little black jumpsuits) to take your pick from.
It’s also not short on gorgeous textures: velvet, leather, velour and faux fur all play their part when it comes to heaping on the glamour.
However, our biggest recommendation is make a beeline for anything embellished – from sequinned smock tops to glittery hair slides, and bodies dotted with chic gold studs, you’ll find plenty of sparkle on the rails.
Well, if you can’t give ’em the old razzle dazzle at Christmas, when can you?
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Shop the full range of H&M Christmas party wear at hm.com