#VeryPartyEdit Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

Proving all that glitters isn’t gold, shimmering silvers melt with champagne hues, burnished bronze and gilded golds to ensure the most decadent dressing in time for this season’s cocktail hour.

Well, would you look what time it is! No sooner have we folded up our floaty frocks, boxed up bikinis and stashed away the sun cream when it’s THAT time of the year again. That’s right, I hate to hit you with the stark reality of the situation but it is exactly six weeks, forty two days, one thousand and eight hours or two whole paydays until Christmas day! If that’s set you off into a bit of a seasonal spin let me calm you down.

While we can’t help you with how to truss up your turkey, tinsel your tree or feign delight when confronted with another god-awful gift from a family friend what we have got is your seasonal style SORTED!

Over the festivities social calendars are bursting with all manner of events, from Christmas cocktails with colleagues after work, to festive nights out with friends, family dinners back home and catch-ups with old faces. Very has put together a collection of covetable clothing that’s perfect for Cocktail Hour. Full of sparkle and iridescent fabrics this is a trend you can invest in as shimmer will stick around way into SS15. Here i talk you through my favourite picks sure to see you through any social situation in  style.


This sequinned cami and all-over sequin skirt from Love Label lends a classy look that’s perfect for Christmas parties and New Year celebrations. The all-over sequin design lends an aquatic, almost mermaid-like appeal catching the light as it moves for a shimmering seasonal style. Finish your look with heeled sandals and a structured box clutch to offset this ethereal two-piece.


Ideal for Christmas cocktails with friends this navy and gold top and skirt from the recently launched Sam Faiers collection injects subtle shimmer into your wardrobe with a futuristic metallic polka dot print. While the print is golden and slightly space age the cut is retro-inspired giving your look a vintage-vibe with modern appeal. The beauty of this co-ord is that the pieces will work wonderfully alone. Reimagine this skirt with an oversized knit and knee boots for comfy casual wear on Christmas day.


For seventies-inspired glamour this all-white jumpsuit is the perfect pick. With chain detail to the neckline its requires minimal styling – a simple arm cuff , box clutch and tonal heels that peep from under the kick flare bottoms should do the trick. Wear your hair in a centre part and play up big babydoll eyes with eyeliner. The ’70s trend is huge for SS15 so make sure you keep this jumpsuit to hand for spring.

For more inspiration in the countdown to Cocktail Hour check out the video below

Love Lauren x

13th November 2014
Written by Very_Lauren