Dress up! 8 modern party wear pieces we love
Update your wardrobe ready for the party season with these pretty picks from local boutiques. So nice, you'll wear them into 2022 and beyond...
Glamour meets goth in this stunning lace number from Danish brand Munthe. It might not look super festive at first glance, but pair with a sequin skirt or leather trousers, pile on the lippy and jewels and you’re away. Pick yours up from Nelle in Thornham.
When in doubt, stick a fabulous coat over it. Pop this leopard print number from Francois Bouttier Studio in Holt over an old faithful LBD for an instant update that looks just as chic paired with jeans.
Chunky cable chains and pearls were two of the biggest jewellery trends in 2021, so why not combine them in one purse-friendly piece? Wear it as a necklace or doubled up round your wrist as a bracelet. This one is from Norwich icon, Lisa Angel.
Lurex and the ‘cocktail knit’ are definitely having a moment, and this Bella Freud x James Bond collab (I know, unlikely or what?) from fash boutique Anna in Holt and Burnham Market is the perfect way to wear the trend. Wear it with leather and heels for drinks out, and jeans and a duvet coat for the school run.
You’ve heard of the statement heel – now meet the statement boot. These bottle green beauties from Norfolk brand Fairfax & Favour are the ideal shade for jazzing up timeless neutrals, and they’ll keep your feet cosy too.
Phase Eight is always a high street hero when it comes to partywear, and their pleated Estella midi skirt is our top pick this festive season, thanks to the shimmering metallic details. Easy to wear and super versatile. Get yours at Jarrold in Norwich.
It’s not the festive season without a touch of velvet, and these two-tone bags from Vanilla in Norwich are a great way to add a splash of colour to your outfit (plus they’re big enough to sneak a Terry’s Chocolate Orange into).
Go for gold
Talk about a Christmas bauble! Treat yourself to this 18ct gold and diamond Edwardian ring from Norwich-based Zelley Jewellers, and your hands will be party-ready right through to NYE.