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?

maxi dresses – twelve dresses of Christmas

It’s never too early to start thinking about your Christmas party dress. Sequin dresses, little black dresses, floating maxi gowns, ballgowns, lace prom dresses – they’re all already on the racks, just waiting to be snapped up for the biggest party night of your year.

So, in the next few weeks, we’ll share the Twelve Dresses of Christmas. We’ve had Little Black Dresses and Sequin Dresses – this week it’s Maxi Dresses

Maxi Dresses were at their peak in the late 1960s/early 1970s – if you went to an evening event, everyone was there, dressed like Margot Leadbetter from The Good Life (Google her!). If you want authentic maxi dresses, visit the vintage shops, which are usually full of them.

But the high street is full of maxi dresses for the party season – sequinned, lace, slinky, voluminous, all colours and shapes. Just be careful with maxi dresses – if you’re short, wear them just a bit above the ankle so they don’t swamp you. And if you are on the larger side, don’t wear too much volume, it will only serve to make your silhouette even bigger.

Nude colours are a gorgeous festive alternative – for a special ball or party, go the full hog in a sparkly, sequinned, or statement dress.

MAXi dresses nudel-r: sparkly sequinned dress, £200, Debut @ Debenhams, bow detail dress, £180, Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, nude beaded sequinned detail dress, £200, Debut @ Debenhams.

Make you LBD a LONG black dress, with the pick of the black maxi dresses to choose from. It’s safe, perhaps, but elegant, sexy, classy. Black is a great colour – you are free to accessorize as much or as little as you like.

Maxi dresses blackl-r: mesh back detail dress, £34.99, H&M, lace three-quarter sleeve maxi, £39.99, New Look, shimmer shower maxi dress, £295, French Connection

Reds are festive, pinks are hot, and a bit of leather or cut-out detail brings your maxi bang up to date.

maxi dresses red pinkl-r: red satin maxi, £14.99, H&M, pink and leather-look cut-out detail dress, £27.99, New Look, red sequin one-shoulder dress, £85, Diamond by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams

Choose something different, like blue or purple for an alternative festive maxi dress. Gorgeous regal purple looks great with embellishments, and blue is sure to stand out in a crowd.

maxi dresses blue purplel-r: One-shoulder embellished purple maxi, £39.99, New Look, blue halter-neck maxi, £85, French Connection, purple embellished maxi, £36, BHS

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