More 12 Days of Christmas Fashion

It’s Christmas! Well, nearly! So, here’s our homage to that classic festive tune, The Twelve Days of Christmas, with our Twelve Days of Christmas fashion!

Today’s it’s part two of our Twelve Days Shopping Spree! No swans-a-swimming, or lords-a-leaping here – just party dresses, bangles, bags and shoes!

So, on the seventh day of Christmas, on my shopping spree … seven party sandals! Got to put your best foot forward during the festive season, and that means exposing those toes in some sparkly or metallic sandals, right?

christmas fashion 7 party sandalsClockwise, from top left: Gold sandals, £55, glitter sandals, £55, both Schuh, gold heels, £14.99, two tone sandals, £24.99, both New Look, diamante trim black sandals, £45, Schuh, gold slingbacks, £30, BHS, silver sandals, £50, Schuh

On the eighth day of Christmas, on my shopping spree … eight pairs of leggings. Leggings? Yes! So versatile – sparkly sequin leggings with a top make a great alternative party oufit. Cosy leggings add warmth on winter days. We love them!

christmas fashion eight pairs leggingsClockwise, from top left: Sequin leggings, £14.99, H&M, herringbone leggings, £12.99, New Look, festive leggings, £20, GAP, black leggings, £12, JOY, patterned leggings, £9.99, H&M, croc leggings, £89, French Connection, wine jacquard leggings, £16, BHS, zip ankle leggings, £69, French Connection

On the ninth day of Christmas, on my shopping spree … nine maxi dresses. If you don’t have a full-length frock in your wardrobe – why not? Perfect for parties,balls,or just because! Sparkly, cosy, sexy, adaptable – long live the maxi dress!

christmas fashion nine maxi dressesClockwise, from top left: Green glitter maxi, £55, Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, blue sequin maxi, £195, Debut @ Debenhams, plunge neck sequin maxi, £180, French Connection, red sequin maxi, £54.99, New Look, pink pattern maxi, £60, Edition by Jonathan Saunders @ Debenhams, grey and silver maxi, £99.99, New Look, gold wrap front maxi, £75 Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, black panel jersey maxi, £29.99, H&M

On the tenth day of Christmas, on my shopping spree … ten jangly bangles. Brighten up a simple outfit with piles of jingly jangly bangles. Wooden, metal, clunky, stretchy – whatever your style, just pile them high!

christmas ten banglesClockwise, from top left: Silver buckle bangle, £8.50, BHS, gold and pink glitter bangle, £5.99, H&M, Art Deco bangle, £36, Uncommonly Beautiful @ JOY, blue stone bangle, £8.50, BHS, turquoise stone bangle, £5.50, leopard print bangle pack, £10, both Claire’s Accessories, stone bangle, £15.99, H&M, multi-coloured hexagonal bracelet, £30, French Connection, black bangle, £6.99, jewelled cuff, £9.99, both New Look

On the eleventh day of Christmas, on my shopping spree … eleven cute clutches. No need to carry it all with you on a Christmas night out, is there? Choose your clutch wisely – just big enough for your essentials!

christmas eleven cute clutchesClockwise, from top left: Chocolate coin clutch, £12.99, New Look, gold quilted look hard clutch, £14.99, H&M, black and gold Laurent clutch, £45, JOY, diamante box clutch, £50, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, black fur clutch, £19.99, Christmas bauble clutch, £12.99, blue glitter clutch, £24.99, all New Look, silver clutch, £12, BHS, gold box clutch, £45, Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, black bow clutch, £12, silver chain clutch, £18, both Claire’s Accessories

Finally, on the twelfth day of Christmas, on my shopping spree … twelve party dresses. Be ready for any party invite with a selection of party dresses. Sparkles, sequins, lace, glitter, gold, red or black – there are so many to choose from!

12 party dressesClockwise, from top left: Red shift dress, £120, French Connection, deep v-back gold sequin dress, £29.99, H&M, green lace sleeve dress, £38, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, pink sequin strappy dress, £19.99, New Look, gold sequin and black dress, £34.99, H&M, blue and black sequin dress, £130, Debut @ Debenhams, feather trim dress, £89, Louche @ JOY, purple cut-out shoulder dress, £70, Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, sequin dress, £125, John Rocha @ Debenhams, black collar and cuff trimmed dress, £44.99, New Look, circle sequin pattern dress, £120, White Stuff, sky print bandeau dress, £75, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams

So, there you have our Twelve Days of Christmas Fashion shopping spree! What would you choose?

Alternative Christmas Party Outfits

It’s Christmas, time to slip into your best party dress….er, wait a minute, who says so? You don’t want to wear a dress, you don’t have to! There are lots of alternative Christmas party outfits out there. We’ve come up with four ideas, should you not be a fan of a party frock.


Androgynous style is in this season, so we’re starting our alternative Christmas party outfits with a simple tux style suit. Add a simple cami top or vest underneath, grab a glittery bag, and add some bling. Oh and don’t forget your heels.

Alternative Christmas party tuxClockwise, from top left: Tux jacket, £24.99, H&M, white crochet detail cami, £17.99, New Look (in store next week), tux trousers, £24.99, H&M, glitter bag, £12.99, lace detail earrings, £4.99, both New Look, black velvet sandals, £55, Schuh, silver stone bracelet, £30, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams.


Got good pins – show them off in hotpants. Alternative Christmas party outfits don’t have to be skirts – if you want to wear shorts, do it! Team them with a slouchy printed t-shirt, add a pop of colour, and, of course, don’t forget your heels (or your tights if you are cold!)

Alternative christmas party hotpantsClockwise, from top left: Silver platform sandals, £60, Schuh, printed top, £55, French Connection, hotpants, £12.99, H&M, square bag, £50 (was £100), French Connection, red drop earrings, £3, BHS.


Maybe your Christmas party is a more casual affair. A few drinks down the pub, perhaps. Maybe you just don’t want to get all dressed up and prefer a bit of comfort. Well, you can still have that AND festive sparkle. This might be the most controversial of our alternative Christmas party outifts, but you can rock it! Sequinned leggings, metallic detail sweatshirt – there you go!

Leggings alternative christmas party

Clockwise, from left: Sequin tuxedo leggings, £120, French Connection, perspex necklace, £20, Betty Jackson.Black @ Debenhams, panther head ring, £2.99, chain detail boots, £69.99, both New Look, metallic detail sweatshirt, £29.95, GAP.


You love a retro look, so you’re not about to change it at Christmas. Or maybe you want to embrace the full-skirt trend and go a little bit 1950s on us this festive season. Keep it simple, and demure, with a sexy lace edge in one of the most sophisticated alternative christmas party outfits. Don’t forget your red lipstick and pin curls with this one!

alternative christmas party demureClockwise, from top left: lace top, £16, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, velvet pouch bag, £18. BHS, ribbon detail skirt, £75 (was £150) French Connection, polka dot shoes, £16 (were £32), BHS, pearl earrings, £15, Debenhams.

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions