However if you're heading towards fifty and the last time you were a size 10 was in your teens, like me, then it might be more a case of mutton dressed as lamb, or should that be a tinsel turkey? What's more is you face those usual christmas dressing conundrums; skirt or trousers, heels or flats, jumpsuit or dress or do you opt for the Tamara Ecclestone approach of PJ's all day!
Whilst I usually recommend to buy more of what you always wear I think this is the time of year you can step out of your comfort zone and pull out all the stops, so my search began! First I went onto Pinterest to find modern evening outfits I loved, and age/size appropriate, which is easier said than done. See my Pinterest picks 'Modern evening Outfits' here.
When I started sourcing product the top left Pinterest image, of silky blouse, pleat skirt, fishnet ankle socks and heels was my favourite inspirational look. First port of call was Zara, who've got some great skirt options that will emulate the outfit in question; see my picks below; they're also great value for money at £29.99.
There are tux jackets and trousers everywhere from Zara to M&S; my picks below are from & Other Stories, Zara and of course, from the above mentioned shoot, Reiss.
For my outfit builder I've shown two looks; maybe the one shoulder H&M top and tux trouser could be my New Years Eve ensemble. Anyway I'm determined to look more alluring this Christmas even if it is just to attend the school carol service!
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