Goodness knows, we’re ready. It’s been too long to count since we last got to enjoy the party season without a set of rules to remember. So this year we’ll be pulling out all the stops. Whether you have festive feasts, work parties or Christmas catch-ups in the diary, our partywear collection should be your plus one.
To showcase the collection, @kasiachin and @y.a.t.r.i got all dressed up for drinks at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Styling their favourite pieces their own way, scroll to find vampy velvet, sparkling sequins, liquid lamé - and your party piece of choice.
Jewel tones are the reigning colour palette for this time of year, and emerald green and jet black feel the most timeless. Whether you choose sequin, velvet or silk pieces, they’ll catch the light in a way softer, lighter colours just can’t. Enjoy their intense darkness and glamour, and pair them with a glass of something golden and sparkling to intensify them further.
Metallics have always held their own when it comes to merriment, but this season, rather than going all-out sparkles, we’re favouring the elegant effect of molten tones. For instance, our Gish dress in beautiful liquid lamé is like a walking pot of gold. For those who love the look but just want a little less, try the Dina blouse. Alternatively, go for a trophy tailored trouser like our Issy trousers - available in sparkling gold or pink, keep everything else simple and let them take the shine.
It’s no secret that here at LKB we love a floral print. Each season florals are a signature look for us and the festive season is no exception. To make them feel more sultry and sophisticated for after-five occasions, our Agnes dress takes on a jewel-toned chrysanthemum print on black silk, trimmed with lace. Romantic and feminine, she’s as at home with a pair of boots as she is satin shoes, making her a very versatile party girl indeed.
Party season isn’t just about dressing up to the nines…or so we’ve been told, so save a little room in your festive wardrobe for a glittery knit or two. Our Myrtle lurex jumper is perfect for popping on when you need just a hint of sparkle. We love it with a soft velvet trouser like our Evelina flares, but it’s also great with your favourite jeans or a party skirt. Easy but elegant and still lots of fun, you’ll find you’ll wear it over and over again during the festivities.
One of our favourite fabrics during the winter months is undoubtedly the decadence of velvet. Feeling so soft against the skin and a real joy to wear, our Grettel dress is beautifully crafted from vampy draped velvet trimmed with sheer dotty tulle. It’s pretty, playful and has textural interest thanks to its fabric and detailing. Play up its understated femininity with rosette embellished accessories.
Of course, the classic little black dress never fails to please during the party season, and our Violet dress is an LBD with a typical LKB twist. Crafted from a light and luxurious satin crepe, it’s a vintage-inspired design with a chic turtleneck, pleated bodice and a crystal buckle belt paired with a contemporary wrap skirt with a dramatic dipped hem. Slip into strappy heels, carry a simple clutch and enjoy the party.