It’s the perfect alternative to sequins …
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Christmas dressing: it’s all about velvet and sequins, right? Not necessarily, as the new crop of dresses coming to the fore point out. A gear-change from the fluff and frippery that abound this time of year, the dresses that are trending now should, on paper, be quite boring – they are made from practical fabrics like knit and jersey, and come in modest shapes – think: long-sleeved midi styles, buttoned up high necks and polo necks – that could almost be mistaken for workwear. However, they’re anything but (although they’d work excellently for your office party). The season’s modest midi-dress has gotten a significant glow-up with decadent details like lace-trims and pleats, and seasonal colours such as gold and silver. Who’s doing it right? On the high street look to & Other Stories and COS, while at the higher end of the scale Danish label By Malene Birger nails the trend with a tactile midi-dress styled with pearls that feels very on point.
Main image: Jersey V-neck dress, €255, at Jigsaw.
Ribbed knit dress, €440; www.bymalenebirger.com.
Satin midi-dress, €99, at & Other Stories.
Turtleneck ribbed midi-dress, €39.99, at Mango.
Lace-trim knitted dress, €360, at Jigsaw.
Kallas dress, €330; www.bymalenebirger.com.
Knitted dress with pleats, €125, at COS.
Stretch-knit dress, €385; www.meandem.com.
Long knitted dress with mock turtleneck, €79.95, at Massimo Dutti.
Raw edge wool dress, Raey, €615; www.matchesfashion.com.
Metallic knitted dress, M&S Collection, €65, at M&S.