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November 2021

Christmas festivities look a little different this year again, but from work Zoom parties, to Christmas dinner, we’ve got your outfits covered here @forgeshopping. We know that while get-togethers and celebrations are set to be more virtual and low-key than not, the desire for jubilant entertaining and dressing up is still very much ‘present’! Hopefully this year you’re headed somewhere much more fabulous than the fridge (again!) – but whether you’re dressing up or down this holiday season, @josiesmithmedia has curated some affordable options to help make you look unFORGEttable this party season!


RIVER ISLAND Silver Sequin Tie Waist Mini-Dress @ £60.00

If you want to make an eye-catching statement this Christmas Party season, look no further! This River Island sequin embellished design features a tie waist detail, long puff sleeves, button detail, a V-neck and it’s a true mini-length. (Model wears a UK 8 and is 175cm/5’9” tall. Fabric & care 4% Elastane, 96% Polyester. Do not iron. Hand wash only. Product no: 778409)

JD SPORTS adidas Originals Gazelle @ £70.00

These are Santa’s trainer of choice towards the end of a long Christmas Eve! Packed with adi’s signature heritage, these men’s Gazelle trainers from adidas Originals are a ’90s icon. Exclusive to JD, these low-profile sneakers have a premium suede upper in green colourway. They feature a tonal lace up fastening to lock you in, and are sat on a contrasting black midsole, which offers lightweight cushioning. With a grippy outsole for traction, these sneakers are finished up with scarlet overlays, including serrated 3-Stripes to the sidewalls, as well as Trefoil branding to the tongue and heel. (Leather Upper/Synthetic Sole/Product Code: 16041610/387393)

PEACOCKS Womens Cream Snowflake Knitted Jumper @ £22.00

Look seasonally appropriate as temperatures drop in this cute cream jumper. The glittery snowflake adds a hint of festive sparkle to this smart top. A sophisticated and pretty knitted jumper, with an all over fluffy finish. A nice alternative to a novelty Christmas jumper. (Product code: 4801173-H01 – Polyamide 75%, acrylic 25%)

QUIZ Green Velvet Wrap Midi Dress @ £34.99

Wrap dresses are so flattering and comfortable, and this one has a fabulous festive-luxe look. With a velvet finish and off the shoulder style, it exudes glamour! It’s V neck and balloon sleeves will smooth over your curves, and it’s finished off with an adjustable tie belt. (Product Code: #00100031706. Length: 125cm approx/Model Height: 5′ 8″/92% Polyester 8% Elastane. Cool hand wash with mild detergent.)

RIVER ISLAND Navy Skinny Fit Floral Printed Suit Jacket @ £90.00

This is a striking suit in a beautiful, abstract winter floral print. It’s a skinny fit jacket with long sleeves and it’s single breasted with notch lapels and pockets. Team it with the matching trousers from RI. (Fabric & care 96% Cotton, 4% Elastane. Cool iron, do not wash – professional dry clean only. Product no: 391546)

GEORGE @ ASDA Black Glitter Heeled Boots @ WERE £22.50 NOW £18.00

These ankle length, pointed toe boots feature glitter detailing on the heels and lightly gripped soles.They’re ideal for a sparkling touch teamed with a plain black trouser. Versatile and comfortable, they’re an affordable winter wardrobe staple. (Fabric composition: Ladies Textile Upper/Rubber Sole Boot. Registered with the Vegan Society.)


Winter is most definitely here, and if you want to keep warm in style this season, and add a glamorous, heavy layer over Christmas party dresses, try one of these best-selling puffas from What New York Wears. (DM them on Facebook to order/enquire re. prices.)

RIVER ISLAND Grey Boxy Fit Pocket Shacket @ £50.00

This is an ultra-modern looking suit jacket. It’s a perfect smart-casual option. It has a boxy fit with front chest pockets, long sleeves and button down fastenings. Team it with the matching trousers from RI. (Fabric & care 5% Elastane, 95% Polyester. Cool iron, do not wash, professional dry clean only. Product no: 390844)