Last week I shared a few lovely, affordable, petite dresses that are perfect for the Christmas party season but as we all know, just one dress does not an outfit make! As well as the dress, for any wintertime occasion there are three further elements an outfit needs; a bag, a pair of killer heels and some kind of cover up (unless you’re brave or made of tough stuff.) Keeping with the affordable theme, everything in this post costs less than £20 and whilst nothing here is specifically ‘petite’, I have tried to include items that flatter those of us with smaller proportions.
Affordable Christmas Party Bags
Silver Sparkle Box Clutch £14.99 New Look // Pink Tassel Clutch Bag £12 Matalan // Elementz black Clutch bag £12 Brantano
Being small, clutch bags can give the illusion that you’re bigger than you are. This makes them the perfect choice for petites who are wanting to make themselves seem a little bit taller! I would happily wear any of these bags to a Christmas party. The silver box clutch is perfect to add a bit of sparkle when wearing a plain dress, whilst the pink tassel clutch bag would give a nice shot or colour or would contrast perfectly with a baby blue or teal coloured dress. I love the detail on this black clutch bag, which of course you could wear with absolutely anything!
Affordable Party Shoes
Pointy Toe Pale Blue Suede Heels £10 Select // Block Heel Glitter Strap Shoe £18 Matalan // Peep Toe Court Shoes £19.99 Deichmann
High heels are the obvious choice for petites at parties, as they give you a physical height advantage. Going for pale colours such as these blue suede shoes heels from Select gives the illusion that your legs just go on and on. I generally would advise against wearing heels with an ankle strap if you’re not well-endowed in the height department as straps can make your legs look stumpy but I’m making the exception for these beautiful glitter strap shoes from Matalan!
Affordable Christmas Party Cover Ups
Peplum Blazer £18 George at ASDA // Pink Crepe Crop Kimono £14.99 New Look // ‘Jackie’ Cropped Edge to Edge Jacket £10 BooHoo
If there’s one thing that is always a must for me when going out over winter, it’s some kind of jacket. They don’t tend to stay on for long, but they are an absolute necessity when getting from taxi to venue and vice versa!
What will you be wearing to upcoming festive parties? What do you think of these choices?
Thank you so much for reading!