As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start planning one of the most awaited events on your calendar - the Christmas party. Whether you’re hosting a gathering with loved ones or attending an extravagant soirée with work, one thing remains constant: the desire to look your best.
Enter Boden, the fashion brand that’s loved by Mumsnet users and synonymous with style and sophistication. With the brand’s exquisite collection, you can effortlessly transform your Christmas party ensemble from ordinary to extraordinary, ensuring you shine and shimmer at every festive occasion this year.
Boden has long been celebrated for its commitment to crafting clothing that combines modern elegance with timeless charm. In this feature, we’ve explored the latest offerings from Boden’s party collection for your perusal - from luxurious velvet pieces to glittering, metallic skirts, Boden’s festive fashion is a testament to the brand's dedication to providing high-quality, stylish clothing for every occasion. What’s more, news on the grapevine is that Boden will be releasing even more partywear and Christmas outfits in the coming weeks and throughout November. Keep your eyes peeled!
So, get ready to make a statement this Christmas! Keep reading to find the best Boden items for this year’s Christmas party.
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For Christmas Day
Tulle Spot Midi Dress, £130
RRP on writing: £130 | Material: 100% recycled polyester | Washing instructions: Machine washable | Fit: Petite or regular | Sizing: 6 to 22
A dress so captivating, it should be renamed “The Swoon”, Boden’s Tulle Spot Midi Dress is crafted from 100% recycled polyester flocked tulle that’s impossible to resist. The fit and flare shape has a full body lining, is midi length, and has full-length sleeves gathered into elasticated cuffs that offer a flattering and fashionable look.
Not only a visual delight, but it’s also practical, machine washable and has a keyhole, button fastening and concealed side zip for a perfect fit.
For the office brunch
Cropped Wide-Leg Lace Trousers, £110
RRP on writing: £110 | Material: Polyester, polyamide, elastane | Washing instructions: Machine washable | Sizing: 6 to 22
Elevate your style with these alluring lace trousers this Christmas - they’re perfect for in and out of the office. Crafted with care, these trousers are draped in lace from hip to hem, creating a striking and sweeping wide-leg silhouette that gracefully hovers just about the ankles.
What sets them apart is the thoughtful half lining that strikes the perfect balance between modesty, but with a hint of skin underneath. Practicality is key, and these lace trousers are no exception. Made from 92% polyamide and 8% elastane, they're not just stunning; they're also easy to maintain with a simple machine wash.
For your girls night out
Closed-Toe Heeled Platforms, £120
RRP on writing: £120 | Material: Leather, man-made sole | Washing instructions: Wipe clean | Sizing: 36 to 42
Step into a ‘90s-inspired dream with these suede pumps, the ultimate combination of style, comfort, and sustainability. Featuring a chic round toe, a classic block heel, and a delicate ankle strap, these pumps exude a nostalgic charm that’s perfect for any occasion, especially the dancefloor at your work’s Christmas party.
Crafted with care, the upper comes in two distinct options, black textile or metallic leather. Inside, you’ll find an insole and lining made from leather, ensuring a premium feel. The platform sole, made from man-made materials, adds a touch of height and keeps your feet comfy as you dance the night away.
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Complete your outfit
Snaffle-Trim Cross-Body Bag, £80
RRP on writing: £80 | Material: Polyester, cotton, metallised fibre | Washing instructions: Wipe clean | Fastening: Magnetic | Dimensions: 21cm at opening x 14cm deep | Strap length: 115cm
Elevate your outfit this Christmas with this stunning cross-body bag, the perfect choice for when you only need to carry your essentials for the day and through the night. Crafted with a keen eye for design, this bag features a mesmerising jacquard pattern that beautifully contrasts with the luxurious gold chain and detailing.
In terms of materials, the bag is composed of 65% polyester, 28% cotton, and 7% metallised fibre, while the lining is made of 100% cotton. Plus, you can wear it your way – with a detachable chain crossbody strap, which provides the versatility you need for any occasion.
For your Christmas date night
Tie Back Slip Midi Dress, £130
RRP on writing: £130 | Material: Viscose, silk | Washing instructions: Machine washable | Fit: Slim fit in petite or regular | Sizing: 6 to 22
Indulge in the allure of this satin midi dress, expertly designed with a bias-cut that gracefully drapes over the body in the most elegant fashion. The dress features long halter neck ties that fasten at the back, allowing you to add a touch of personal style and a unique twist to your look. Made from a blend of 62% viscose and 38% silk, this dress embodies both luxury and practicality. Plus, you can maintain its beauty with ease, as it's machine washable.
For some added luxe
Velvet Frill-Trim Top, £50
RRP on writing: £50 | Material: Polyester, elastane | Washing instructions: Machine washable | Fit: Slim fit | Sizing: 6 to 22
If you were to search for understated elegance, you might just find a picture of this top. Crafted from luxuriously soft velvet, this top embodies a sense of refinement and sophistication that’s both timeless and versatile. The delicate frills adorning the neck and cuffs add a touch of femininity and grace, making it an essential piece for the party season and beyond.
The perfect accessory
Embellished Headband, £48
RRP on writing: £48 | Material: Polyester, cotton, metal, resin, glass | Washing instructions: Wipe clean | Sizing: One size
For those of you who believe in the magic of more sparkles, this elasticated headband is here to dazzle. Available in two options, you can choose between the elegance of silver embellished stones or the vibrant allure of rainbow jewel colours.
Designed with comfort in mind, the main material is cotton, while the lining is polyester. Versatility meets style with an elasticated back panel, ensuring an adjustable fit that suits your preferences. With a width of 2.2cm (0.9 inches) at its widest point, this headband is the perfect blend of fashion and function. So, elevate your look with this shimmering headband, and let your style shine as brightly as your personality.
Abigail Velvet Midi Dress, £98
RRP on writing: £98 | Material: Polyester, elastane | Washing instructions: Machine washable | Fit: Petite, regular, long | Sizing: 6 to 22
Elegance meets comfort in this sophisticated dress, meticulously crafted from stretchy plus velvet. It’s not just a dress; it’s your go-to piece for stylish and comfortable party moments this holiday season. The full midi skirt and graceful boat neckline effortlessly exude femininity, while the dress features a flattering ruched waistband to enhance your silhouette.
Practicality meets luxury with the body made from 92% polyester and 8% elastane, and a 100% polyester lining. And yes, you can keep it looking impeccable because it's machine washable. Designed in a flattering fit and flare shape, the dress's length finishes at the low calf for an elegant touch. Full-length sleeves and soft drapey jersey fabric ensure you look and feel amazing, whether you're at a party or a special occasion.
Most versatile piece
Thea Short Jersey Dress, £60
RRP on writing: £60 | Material: Viscose, elastane | Washing instructions: Machine washable | Fit: Petite, regular | Sizing: 6 to 22
We firmly believe that almost everything can be made better with the addition of pockets, and that’s precisely what Boden has done with this dress. This classic beauty, crafted from jersey, boasts a flowing shape with a ruched bodice and a defined waist. But the real star of the show? Those hidden side seam pockets that combine style and practicality effortlessly.
The dress is made from 95% Viscose (LENZING™ECOVERO™) and 5% elastane, ensuring both comfort and easy maintenance with its machine washable design. It’s available in eight different designs and colours, and made of its flattering fit and flare shape finishes below the knee, giving it a touch of elegance. So, this Christmas, elevate your wardrobe with this versatile dress that marries classic elegance with modern functionality – and enjoy the convenience of those fabulous pockets!
From the office to the party
Kew Velvet Trousers, £110
RRP on writing: £110 | Material: Cotton, elastane | Washing instructions: Machine washable | Fit: Petite, regular, long | Sizing: 6 to 22
Introducing the sophisticated Kew trousers, now in luxurious velvet. These trousers are your answer to effortlessly looking polished and put-together and can be worn from the office straight to the Christmas party.
Crafted with precision, they are made from a blend of 98% cotton and 2% elastane, ensuring both style and comfort. Maintaining their beauty is a breeze as they are machine washable. With tapered legs that elegantly skim the ankles, these trousers are the epitome of chic. They come in a selection of bold and stunning hues, allowing you to express your unique style.
Boden is a British clothing retailer that offers high-quality and stylish clothing for women and children. Known for their vibrant prints, classic cuts, and attention to detail, Boden has become a go-to brand for fashion-conscious shoppers. With a focus on sustainable and ethical fashion practices, Boden is committed to creating clothing that is not only fashionable but also environmentally friendly. Whether you're looking for casual wear or office attire, Boden has something for everyone.
About the author
Rebecca Roberts is a writer, editor, and content marketing expert hailing from Leeds. Here at Mumsnet, she brings parents content designed to make life easier. When it comes to Christmas shopping, she knows all too well how difficult it can be to find the right piece to wear to your Christmas party. So, she’s fully invested in helping you find the best outfit for the holiday season.
Beyond her role as an editor here at Mumsnet, Rebecca can be found balancing life as a working mum of two toddlers and when she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her at a local playgroup, in a nearby coffee shop, or walking the dog.