It’s that time of year when we get to embrace our inner magpie; wearing as many sequins and as much glitter as we like without feeling over the top.

But for those who are not fans of wearing dresses on a night out, you’re also in luck because fashion for Christmas 2023 is all about feeling glam and fabulous in a way that represents your personal style. If that means being comfy in a cardigan at a family dinner or even fancy event, you can do that and still embody a fun, festive vibe.

Dark green sequin blazer and pants €74.99,

Dark green sequin blazer and pants., €74.99

Wearing a power suit isn’t just for the board room. If you have a lot of events to go to this party season and enjoy wearing a two-piece, why not get one that sparkles?

You can wear this gorgeous suit together or mix and match with other items in your wardrobe to create several looks. The dark green is a gorgeous hue for this time of year, but it also comes in black and champagne if you fancy a more neutral option.

Kate Cooper two-tone dress with knot detail €278, McElhinneys & Style Boutique NI

Kate Cooper two-tone dress with knot detail. McElhinneys & Style Boutique NI, €278

Sequin isn’t for everyone, so if you love the idea of a bright and beautiful dress for the festive season, you won’t go wrong with this glorious colour-clashing number from Kate Cooper. With a deep v-neckline, full sleeves, and flattering twist knot detail at the waist, this dress will take you to any occasion and ensure you stand out in every crowd.

Cream Sequin Sleeve Jumper €65,

Cream sequin sleeve jumper., €65

Stay cosy and warm while looking oh-so-festive in this gorgeous sequin sleeve jumper from Very Ireland. This piece will look great under a chic coat on Christmas morning, is classy and comfortable for visiting friends or relatives, and can be styled up with a skirt and heels for a trip to the theatre.

The Hug Coat €190, Lennon Courtney; Kilkenny Design Centre

The Hug Coat. Lennon Courtney & Kilkenny Design Shop, €190

Shake up the usual Christmas colour palette with this long-belted coat in a rich chocolate hue. Featuring a classic collar, waist-cinching belt and handy pockets, it’s the perfect blend of fashion and functionality. Pair with cream, gold and champagne accessories over the festive season.

Sequin bomber jacket €110, M&S

Sequin bomber jacket. M&S, €110

When you’re in a rush, it’s always handy to have a fun statement jacket to throw over a plain top and pants to bring your look to a whole new level. This bomber jacket does all of that and more with maximum glitz and minimum hassle. Add a slick of lipstick and a cute clutch and you’re good to go.

Little Star drop earrings €210,

Little Star drop earrings., €210

If you enjoy wearing both silver and gold jewellery, these earrings are perfect because they will go with both. The contrasting colours of the sterling silver and 18ct gold, plus the bright, high-polish finish on the stars combine to make a subtle but striking statement that is perfect for this time of year.

Flora cardigan €49, Isabella’s Boutique

Flora cardigan. Isabella’s Boutique, €49

If your fashion vibe is more granny chic than glam squad, you can now merge the two for a fabulous festive look. This beautiful cardigan fits size UK 8-14 and would look amazing paired with a gold or pink skirt and matching heels to take you to any event in style and comfort.

Grey sparkle high heel €99.90,

Grey sparkle high heel., €99.90

There’s nothing worse than being at a great party and feeling your shoes pinch. Glamour is all very well and good but if your feet are in pain, you’re not having fun. That’s why you need a shoe that combines style, class and comfort with a hint of sparkle in a colour that will go with everything.

This grey sparkly pair from Vaughan Shoes is an elegant nod to the Christmas season while still being just subtle enough to wear at any other time of the year as well. Win, win!

Luxury silk black bow €45,

Luxury silk black bow., €45

Another way to add a little something special to your look is with a pretty hair accessory. They don’t come much prettier or more whimsical than the Luxury Black Silk Bow from Aoife Mullane Design. It’s also a great alternative to a headpiece if you’re attending a Christmas wedding.

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