Every year at around this time of year, most of us start looking for gorgeous outfits for various special events - office Christmas parties, festive family gatherings and more. But as we all know, this year is different. Instead of having fancy dinners and parties, we are sharing quiz nights and group chats with our colleagues and our nearest and dearest, so many people feel like it’s a waste to get all dolled up. I totally disagree. I think virtual parties are the perfect opportunity to try out some comfy glam, practice our best make-up skills and leave the high heels at the bottom of the wardrobe; the ultimate pain-free night without any of the fuss of the usual parties. Besides, its the end of 2020 - we are all in definite need of an excuse to get dolled up. Here is my ultimate style guide for virtual parties.
Go for Sparkle
The key when you’re going to be sitting down for a party is to look absolutely spectacular, while also throwing ‘no pain, no gain’ out of the window. If it’s tight and restrictive, we don’t want it! You’re going to be sitting in the same spot for a while, so make sure that your chosen outfit is loose-fitting and breathable so that you don’t start to feel uncomfortable and frustrated. Anything with a hint of sparkle is perfect for the festive season, and it is my secret weapon for wearing something that would otherwise be comfy and casual while looking like a shimmering Goddess.
Focus on the Accessories
A virtual party is your jewellery’s literal time to shine! Choose gorgeous jewelled earrings to make your eyes pop on camera, or a statement necklace to elevate your outfit. I am obsessed with https://carusjewellery.com right now because there are so many beautiful vintage pieces, and the right item of jewellery can transform your look into something that is chic and sophisticated with minimal effort. Sure, you can’t pop on your glass slippers and head out to a crowded ballroom to end the year right now, but when you’re wearing special vintage jewellery you really feel like you shall go to the ball - even if the ball is being held on a webchat.
Super Soft PJ Bottoms
Here’s where the secret of why virtual parties are the absolute best comes in: at a virtual event, nobody can see your legs! This means that painful and uncomfortable shoes can stay at the bottom of your wardrobe - in fact, you don’t need to wear any shoes at all! - and whether you’re wearing a dress or a fancy top, you can definitely be secretly wearing pyjama bottoms below the camera. Pick really soft and comfy brand new pyjamas to make it feel like a secret special treat for yourself, and you could even top it off with some fluffy socks or slippers. It’s your own little festive gift to yourself!
Flex Those Makeup Skills
Obviously, the part of you that receives the most attention on a video call is your face, so this is your chance to make the most of your makeup skills and show your friends and family what you’re made of! The benefit of a webchat is that the camera can hide many sins that would not be hidden as well if you were up close and personal; focus on a bright lip and a shimmering eyeshadow with some gorgeous luscious lashes for a look that is simple but effective.
Are you due to attend any virtual parties this festive season? Do you plan on getting all glammed up, or are you happy to show up in your comfy clothes and enjoy the giggles with your friends or colleagues? Party season is going to look different for everybody in 2020 - I’d love to hear about yours in the comments.