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What to wear to a Christmas party

What to wear to a Christmas party

We don’t know how it happened, but Christmas is upon us once again – and it feels like we haven’t even recovered from last year’s festivities! In addition to finding the perfect gifts for family, friends and co-workers, there’s also the added pressure of finding the perfect outfit for yourself.


Whether you’re celebrating with a family lunch or a big party, picking out the perfect outfit that will tick the boxes is of utmost importance. You want to look on trend, but still family appropriate. You want to be festive, but not daggy. 



Living in the southern hemisphere means no White Christmas for us. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. So, what do you wear on one of the warmest days of the year, without breaking into a sweat as you break apart the bon bon? Billy J has got you sorted with our favourite Christmas outfit styles to wear.


Linen Jumpsuit

Loose, comfortable fit, and the sheer ease of a one-piece: what’s not to love about a linen jumpsuit? If you want to slip into something other than a dress, then you’ve found your match. Highly absorbent, which is perfect for when the mercury rises, a linen jumpsuit will float effortlessly off your body (and we all know how important that is when you’re indulging in a Christmas lunch!) While black is the preferred colour when you want to glam it up, we love blush pink, navy and softer hues for daytime wear.


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Maya Jumpsuit

Corrie Jumpsuit

Full Skirt + Lace Top

We don’t know if it’s the gypsy vibes or the effortless ease of styling this wardrobe staple, but we can’t resist a full floral skirt. Sashay past guests in a long skirt that drapes from the waist: bonus points if it’s in a bright red hue. As for the top? A  nude lace spaghetti strap crop or white cami will beautifully offset the statement red. This look is interchangeable and appropriate for day or night.


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Sleeping Sun Lace Top Bess Maxi Skirt

Iris Crop Top + Marabella Skirt

Nixie Top + Heather Maxi Skirt

The Sequin Dress

Really, there’s nothing more festive than to shine bright in a metallic, sequin dress. Granted, wearing such shiny fabrics might not be appropriate for lunch with the fam, but it’s definitely the perfect outfit for when you’re celebrating with friends well into the night. Never worn such a blinding outfit before? Just remember to keep the rest of your accessories, as well as your hair and makeup, simple and classy. We love a sultry smokey eye look and a messy low bun with our disco mini dress.


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Disco Pouffle Mini Dress

The Silk Midi Dress

Now, this one is best suited for when you have a restaurant reservation with your family, coworkers or friends. You want to be seen, as well as look like you’ve gone to a lot of effort to find the perfect outfit, right? Enter the silk midi dress: the ideal length for when you want to show off a bit of skin without revealing too much. Not only is silk flattering on every figure, but it accentuates all the right curves. 


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Ariel Dress

Yule Dress (now, this one is aptly named!)

Taylor Dress

Statement accessories

This season, it’s all about rocking statement earrings, necklaces and hairpieces, so you have our express permission to adorn yourself with pearls, gems and shiny metals (because you can’t really wear giant chandelier earrings to go grocery shopping.) This is especially easy to pull off, especially if you want to keep the rest of your outfit simple. 


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Moulded Wave Metal Earrings

Pearl Hair Clip - Rectangle

Electra Faux Pearl Headband



Don’t forget to spoil yourself this Christmas, too

Have you been good this year? Then you deserve to treat yourself to our latest collection of dresses, tops and jumpsuits at Billy J. We offer express shipping to Australia and New Zealand, and standard delivery to anywhere in the world. Browse our collection online now and start the New Year with your best fashion foot forward.