All dressed up with nowhere to go!


Don’t let lockdowns dampen your Christmas spirit; add a touch of sparkle to your festive wardrobe and shimmer your way through the kitchen disco season, says Amy Norbury

LET’S just get it out there: it’s safe to say that Christmas celebrations are going to look very different this year. The endless round of glamorous work parties, festive drinks with friends and bustling family gatherings which usually make up the whirlwind that is December are probably going to be far more sedate affairs – that’s if they can happen at all. So it should come as no surprise that this season’s hottest trends can be summed up by the mantra ‘all dressed up with nowhere to go’. But a lack of big parties doesn’t mean you can’t inject a little sparkle into your festive wardrobe; after all, if you look good, you feel good, and getting dolled up might just be the thing to lift your spirits – even if you’re confined to your living room. So grab your party shoes, don your sequins, and get ready to rock out at your kitchen disco. Lockdown life has all been about dressing for comfort, and that still stands. Wide-legged trousers and voluminous midi skirts – with the necessary elasticated waistband, of course – team perfectly with cosy knits for effortless style whether you’re out to dinner with your designated bubble or indulging in a festive feast at home…