Navigating eveningwear as a plus size woman no longer means having to compromise on style, HURR has an abundance of current (and past) season party looks for everybody looking to sparkle come 31st December ’22. Renting truly is the way forward — not only will you save money and have access to a wealth of designer brands, but you’ll help save the planet, too. Oxfam reported that 7 million sequinned items would end up in landfill after the Christmas period. If we rented our partywear instead, we would save two Olympic size swimming pools of sequins going to waste.
Whether you’re looking for a timeless LBD, want try glitzy metallics or don trending embellishments like crystals, feathers and fringe — HURR’s got you covered. We’ve put together the outfits that wow, and the hottest new accessories to level up Jeans And A Nice Top. Shimmer, shine and sparkling this way…
The LDB just can’t be beaten — think of it as the ultimate plus one to your party invite. Whether it be to the office party, cocktails with friends or a NYE ‘do, make an entrance in black this season. Stylish Influencers Raeann Langa, Abisola Omole and Candice Huffine have all made a case for the ever-chic LDB of late, and we can’t get enough of Nicola Coughlan’s Emilia Wickstead number. A black one piece will guarantee you’ll be the best dressed guest, no matter the destination. Pairing with a pearl hair accessory nods to the ladylike trend seen on the runways of Simone Rocha and Giambattista Valli for AW 22. Mirror the detail with Cult Gaia’s show stopping clutch — the only arm candy you need this season. And nothing says luxe like Chanel’s interlocking C’s — pair the earrings with a red lip and your favourite tipple. Negroni Sbagliato with prosecco in it, anyone?
A brand beloved by the fashion crowd, celebs and editors alike — you’ll rival Regent Street’s Christmas lights in The Vampire’s Wife’s shimmering mini.
December is when statement sequins really come into their own, and this perfectly extra party dress will look dazzling paired with a trending velvet mini bag and designer heels. Keep earrings minimal to allow the dress to (literally) shine. We’re taking inspiration from Influencer Charlotte Kuhrt’s gold sequin moment and model Paloma Elsesser’s black sequin red carpet dress. Embrace the sparkle — ‘tis the season after all.
If anyone knows how to nail event dressing, it’s celebs. We’re channelling Ashley Graham at our next get together — she knows velvet and party wear go hand in hand. Winter is when some of fashion’s most sumptuous fabrics come into their own, and plush velvet is an easy way to evoke glamour. On the runway, Dior, Area and Burberry all showcased elegant velvet eveningwear. Echo the designer looks in this jewel tone dress — the sartorial equivalent of the party spirit. When it comes to accessories, we say go for gold — Loeffler Randall’s are always a good idea. And thanks to Gucci’s must-have slide, your hairstyle too, can shine under the disco lights.
A Metallic Moment
Whether you opt for shining silver, rose gold or bronze — metallics are an attention-grabbing, expensive-looking eveningwear staple. We love model Jada Sezer’s shimmery dress, and influencer Simone Charles’ recent gold moment. Georgia Hardinge is one of the hottest brands around right now, the perfect partner to dancing the night away.
No matter how incredible the dress, the accessories can make or break an outfit, so make sure your shoes and jewellery offering is equally as dazzling. Heat up the curlers for a big bouncy blow dry and boom, you’re festive soiree ready. Get ready for everyone to ask about the bag, FYI — this one’s a crowd pleaser.
Barbie Ferreira proves bodycon and curves are a match made in heaven in her red dress and matching gloves. Channel her look with this figure-hugging marbled maxi. You can always count on It brand Kai Collective to come through with the party-perfect goods, and this dress is no exception. Slicked back hair would allow this showstopper to take centre stage – think of this as special occasion dressing with a fashion-forward edge. Keep shoes neutral but no less stylish, allowing Lulu Guiness’ D-I-S-C-O bag to dazzle. An ensemble worthy of its own Insta post, IOH.
Bold pink hues were a staple on the A/W 22 catwalk, thanks to Valentino’s striking pink collection. Expect to see the hue on all your favourite celebs and Influencers — Ashley Graham has already been seen rocking the trend and we’d encourage you to follow suit.
There’s something Y2K-esque about a bold pink — it encourages a stop-and-stare moment. You can’t get better than trending brand Selkie, their dreamy dresses the pinnacle of girly romance. When it comes to accessories, if it’s covered in ruffles, bows, rhinestones or crystals – it’s a winner. Double style points awarded if you can incorporate a bow, another standout runway trend of the season.
If dresses just aren’t your thing, don’t fear — an abundance of dancefloor-ready tops, skirts and trousers ensure you will still feel dressed to kill this winter. Make like models Shay Zanco and Nahuane Drumond in show stopping separates — Kai’s Cherry Glaze Set is our must-have pick. The walking equivalent to the Kira Kira glitter filter, the combination of sparkles and zingy shades is so pretty. PSA: Know that this Jacquemus bag will never stop trending — you’ll be the envy of party goers everywhere as it accompanies you for the evening. Add little vintage Chanel jewellery for extra flair, and heels — always.