If you are like us and not sure what to wear this party season, we got together with top alternative fashion guru’s Kates Clothing to find out their take on this winter’s must have dresses.
Are there any alternative trends to follow this party season?
The season fashion is down right dowdy with frumpy cuts and deep rich colours that really say very little about the person wearing it, lucky we are not hear for the mainstream trends and although I have noticed alternative fashion being hit by some of the same ideas this season here at KC HQ we are all about bucking these trends and making sure that Christmas party season is rammed with elegant and flattering cuts, vibrant colours and of course some really Gothic Winter winners!
Is the LBD (Little Black Dress) still the go-to dress?
The little black dress is always a go to but when it comes to Xmas party season it just doesn’t cut it! We are looking for festive colours, or sparkles or beautiful lace sleeves or fishtails… something to make the night feel special and make you feel even more amazing than usual. Yes the little black dress remains a fails safe against all manner of outfit crises but for Christmas you will want to feel extra special!
What is your favourite winter party dress?
My top winter party dress for this year is the Necessary Evil Nefetari dress
It is a full length dress with long lace sleeves, a lace neckline and lace cut outs at the side… a totally elegant Gothic piece, super sophisticated and still major league foxy! Put this together with some Gothic silver jewellery and you can fit to be ‘Morticia Addams’ of any winter gathering! Similarly the Faun Dress from Punk Rave is a favourite of mine here, nicknamed the ‘Black Swan’ Dress, this is one to bust out when you need to turn heads, so dramatic!
However Black isn’t for everyone! Some of us alternative sorts like to get involved with the festive cheers and add some colour to our wardrobes! That is why this Black widow dress from Hell Bunny is right up there with my top choices for winter party wear. It is an awesome festive colour, bright red, and a super feminine and flattering cut! It is available in a great range of sizes including plus sizes and…. it has a great alternative pattern of black widow spiders with pin up faces! That might sound a bit odd, check it out though as it works when you look at it!
What accessories would you recommend?
This year we are all about boleros! They are great for the temperature this time of year, as you might not always want to have bare arms, plus they are great for breaking up an outfit! Adding some black to a colourful dress or vice versa! Necessary Evil have just released this little lace number that goes with everything! The Cleone Bolero
Also, as always in winter, tights are a very important accessory, visually and functionally! These baroque ones from Pamela Mann are perfect for Xmas party season! Plus there are lots of other great feature tights out there at the moment too… options to go with every outfit!
Finally no outfit is complete with out something to drive the magpies wild! Alchemy Gothic have just sent up some great necklaces and wrap earrings that will add just the perfect amount of sparkle to an outfit! Here is a personal favourite… The Twilight Necklace, lots of love bats around a mouther of pearl moon. Love love love this!
Be sure to check out all these amazing party pieces at Kates Clothing now!