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Your Virtual Christmas Party Outfit Essential: The Going-Out Top

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put the kibosh on this year’s round of in-person Christmas parties – like most of this year’s get-togethers. But it doesn’t mean that glamour and a dash of seasonal sparkle should be forsaken when you make an entrance at your Zoom-hosted festive events.

This year, with the visual focus remaining above the waist, we’re seeing a return to the ‘going-out top’, last seen over a decade ago, smartening-up jeans in bars and on dancefloors everywhere.

Embrace playful bright hues that will pop on screen, or indulge in twinkling glitter and sequins for a jolly effect. Or play with sheer textures in the season’s most demure style: the pussy-bow blouse.

Not quite ready to go full-glamour? The trend for loungewear has evolved into some rather chic pyjama-inspired looks: see Christian Dior and Valentino for the most exceptional examples.

Red Valentino glitter spot blouse, £525
Saint Laurent blouse, £875
Louis Vuitton shirt, £1,200
Valentino feather-trimmed shirt, £2,050
Christian Dior pyjama top, £1,300
Bottega Veneta shirt, £1,415
Gucci blouse, £1,750
Maje top, £185