Christmas 2020 may not deliver all the usual festivities we’re accustomed to. However, it will still provide an opportunity to dress up, which has been somewhat of a rarity this year.
Yes, office parties, drinks in bars and back-to-back get-togethers are out of the question for now, but there can still be small-scale soirees, Zoom catch-ups and quizzes, plus at-home New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Given the circumstances, it would be all to easy to deny yourself a new outfit (or two!) this season. Still, we would argue that after the past ten months, it’s more important than ever to treat yourself and spread some Christmas cheer.
For longevity, the trick to buying festive fashion is to invest in classic pieces that will see you through this Christmas and many more to come. Alternatively, choose items with versatility, that can be styled in numerous different ways and worn beyond December.
To help inspire your purchases, we’ve picked some of Harpers’ standout seasonal fashions, ranging from practical pieces with extra pizazz to all-out glitz and glamour.
No Christmas is complete without a little black dress, right?! And the Alexandra Dress by Copenhagen-based designer Brigitte Herskind is undoubtedly one that will stand the test of time, making a luxe statement for 2020 as well as future festivities. Elegant yet impactful, the design features a flattering high collar with delectable button detailing through the back, draping across the body and slightly puffed sleeves resulting in a truly unique silhouette. Revealing just the right amount of skin, the dress is open in the back and midi in length. Keep the look opulent with an embellished kitten heel and sparkling chandelier earring or add some edge with a pair of chunky boots.
Practically Christmas in kimono form, nothing quite says “party” like this metallic beauty from the Scandinavian brand, Becksondergaard. Scoring highly on adaptability, the sequin-detailed kimono is the perfect opulent addition for Christmas 2020, worn open with a classic white tee or cashmere rollneck, and a simple pair of jeans. Then for future seasonal celebrations style up and wear as a wrap-over dress with glitter encrusted stilettos or even shimmering ankle boots.