During the festive season, one Christmas party chases the other. There are nights out with colleagues, friends or former roommates and of course, there’s the big Christmas dinner with all the family. The pressure to look good is huge and let’s not even talk about the impact buying new party dresses can have on your bank account when it is already stretched because of all the Christmas shopping you have probably done. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. With these tips, you’ll look amazing without breaking the bank.
Shop your wardrobe
As much fun as it might be, you don’t have to buy a new outfit for each and every event you might go to. Shop your wardrobe and work with what you’ve got. Add new accessories or try different combinations of your favourite pieces. You’ll be amazed at the outfits you can create without spending a single penny.
Swap with friends
You’ve always eyed up your friend’s little black dress? Now is the time to try it on. Why not swap party dresses with your bestie for this year’s party season and wow your colleagues with an outfit that is completely new on you but actually a real evergreen? They’ll never know and you’ll have more money for cocktails or Christmas treats.
Buy now and pay later
I don’t know about you, but for me, November and December are the most expensive months of the year. You pay for festive day trips with the family, Christmas presents and dinner as well as half a dozen Christmas parties. Don’t add several Christmas outfits to that list. There are plenty of ways to spread the cost over the next couple of months figure out a payment plan. Check out buy now pay later catalogues or similar deals for a more relaxed festive season.
Hit your local charity shop
Another great way to shop for a new outfit without breaking the bank is hitting your local shops. There are hundreds of party dresses waiting for a new home, many of them unworn and at a fraction of their retail price, so check out what’s on offer and support a good cause at the same time.
Are you shopping for party dresses for new events or do you prefer to work with what you’ve got?
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