After browsing in Topshop Sunderland the other day – like most days, really – I couldn’t help but notice that if an item glitters this season, it’s most definitely in fashion.
The Sunderland store has been decked out for upcoming festivities with a great selection of the most sequined, sparkly pieces on the high-street, so I chose three key items to put to the test to see whether or not they actually work for ‘real’ women, like yourself and many others, who come in all shapes and sizes.
We all know we aren’t going to look like Topshop’s current campaign girls – Bella Hadid, I’m looking at you – but what we can do is see if these pieces will actually take us from Christmas nights out with work colleagues to cocktails with friends.
Here are the three pieces below that you can currently shop in Topshop Sunderland all for under £40 each:
This is my favourite playsuit that I found in the store. It’s not something that I would usually pick up as plunging necklines are a no-go area for me, but I was drawn to how surprisingly minimal this glittery piece is. This actually works for my small frame at 5’2 so I can only imagine how incredible it would look on tall women!
Styling wise, I would team it with a pair of black platforms and add a khaki-green shoulder bag. Keep accessories to a minimum; a gold watch and some stacked midi rings would look great with a smoky eye and nude lipstick.
Calling all hourglass figured women out there, this dress is the one for you! A little reminiscent of a starry night sky or disco ball, it shimmers perfectly when catching the light – the images online really do not do it justice.
Personally, I wouldn’t feel comfortable in this for a whole night as it definitely clung in all the wrong places but what I did like about this dress is the scooped back and long sleeves that make it a stand-out although not revealing piece.
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that leopard print can instantly make a woman appear far more confident than she might already be. If that’s the statement you’re after this festive season, this skirt will do the trick as it fits like a glove, has a shimmery metallic finish and it’ll look effortless paired with on-trend heeled boots.
Are you going out for casual drinks? Pair it with a black turtleneck jumper for classic comfort.
Special occasion that requires a little more effort? A black sheer top would look great too.
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