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What To Wear For A Sparkling Bridal Party Look

Whether you're hosting an engagement party or attending a New Years shindig, we have all the latest fashion to make sure you shine bright like the diamond you are.

It's officially party season! The festive period and the New Year brings so many celebrations to the forefront of our social calendar that we can be left pulling out the same Christmas jumper or sparkly shoes to get dressed for the occasion. But being a bride is the perfect excuse to try something new in your fashion journey and collect pieces that you can wear again and again to form your very own capsule wardrobe. New year, new wardrobe! So whether it's an engagement party, festive celebration or New Years soiree, here are the five essentials you need for a glitzy bridal party look...

1. The Fashion

Nadine Merabi, Julie Vino & Whistles

For the fashion you only have to think of one thing: sparkles! The festive period is the perfect time to go a little outside of your comfort zone and wear a glitzy little number to truly stand out at the party. Blazers are ideal for bridal outfits and adding an encrusted shoulder detail or glitter trim really takes it to the next level. They are also great to re-wear for loads of bridal events like hen parties or for a comfy evening change on the big day. Cowl neck dresses allow you to show off your new diamond jewellery and we just love this sequin skirt from Whistles - we are already dreaming up ways to re-work it into new outfits!

2. The Jewellery

Sif Jakobs, Vrai & Alexis Bittar

Perhaps the most obvious way to add sparkle to your New Year outfit is with jewellery and we believe classic is best. Choosing some diamond drops or a tennis bracelet gives you a staple piece you can reuse again and again throughout your celebrations and will go with so many looks. For a twist to show your personality, the encrusted hammered hoops from Alexis Bittar are a great choice to add some glitz to your bridal outfit. 

3. The Shoes

Galia Lahav, Charlotte Mills & Steve Madden

Make sure you have twinkle toes with some shiny heels to kick off your bridal look. Whether you go for diamanté encrusted slingbacks from Galia Lahav or iridescent sequin-studded block heels from Charlotte Mills, these exquisite designs will make sure you sparkle from head to toe. Steve Madden's bejewelled booties give us that designer dupe vibe, ready to walk you into your hen party right up to your waltz down the aisle. 

4. The Bag

Shrimps, Public Desire & Freya Rose

Get some shiny arm candy in the form of a hot mini bag or clutch to complete your trending bridal look. Bucket bags are so in right now and the rainbow shine of the Public Desire design would look ideal on the arm of your sparkling party look. Or if you're more of a hard-case clutch kind of bride, the mother of pearl style from Freya Rose can carry all your essentials and add a certain shine to the New Year. 

5. The Hairpiece

Debbie Carlisle, The Bobby Pin & Devoted Hair Accessories

Ok so you've got the outfit, bag, jewels and shoes all sorted and now you need the finishing touch. This is where your shiny new hairpiece comes in! Hair Vines are a stylish and versatile way to add some glitz to your hairstyle and this star design from Debbie Carlisle is perfect for New Years! Alternatively, a padded headband with crystal details keeps you on-trend and keeps your hair neatly in place, win win! A hairpiece is the perfect way to ensure you shine from head to toe this party season in your bridal new year outfit. 


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