Christmas is just around the corner, which means two things to me, parties and present shopping! I don’t know about you, even though I have a wardrobe overflowing with clothes, there never seems to be anything right for the occasion. To help get you wardrobe ready for the party season, we’ve teamed up with David Jones to share some of our favourite pictures to have you looking wow for every occasion.



If you want to stand out at any party, it’s hard to go past Dion Lee’s Mesh Moire Imbalance Dress. Lee has put a modern twist on the classic one shoulder style by layering sports-luxe inspired utility mesh. Although the dress looks conservative from the front, when you look at the dress from behind, you are bound to leave a lasting impressing, with a daring backless design and cheeky cutout.

For those looking for a feminine but fun silhouette, look no further than Ginger & Smart’s Lovebite Lace Sleeveless Skater Dress. Beautiful french lace is cleverly juxtaposed against a flirty skater shape, to create a classic look with a modern touch.

For those looking for a fashion forward look, why not wear Bec & Bridge’s Kathy Mesh Body Dress. With strategically placed cutouts, racerback details all crafted from a power-mesh material, this is sports-luxe at it’s finest. The rose gold hardwear adds an extra touch of glamour.


Summer means relaxing days at the beach and cool nights at the bar. Top looks to watch for are the bright prints and the all white trend. MINKPINK’s Purity Maxi Dress is a great piece which is easy to dress up and dress down. The flowy silhouette makes it perfect for relaxing by the pool in, and you can easily dress it up with some bold statement jewellery when heading out at night. Camilla’s Bamboo Avenue Dress is not for the faint-hearted but will have you standing our at any party. It’s bold, fun print will have you feeling like you are in a hot tropical climate, and its figure-hugging shape is perfect for emphasising your curves.



Get into the Christmas spirit with Rachel Gilbert’s jaw-dropping Jade Gown with Lace Panel Inserts. This bright red dress will be sure to have you turning heads at any formal Christmas occasion. The elegant lace overlay is given a daring touch with nude paneling, strategically placed to create a flattering design.

When it comes to present ideas, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones. If you are heading over to someone’s house for lunch or dinner, why not check out David Jones’ great range of hampers. I find a carefully curated selection of fine products is a great way to thank you host for their hospitality. Trying to find something for an international friend or family member, then why not select from David Jones’ range of international hampers. Imagine one of these showing up on your doorstep! The perfect surprise for anyone!

So this season, when spending time with your family (and pets!) is most important, head to David Jones to take the stress out of dressing and present shopping, which means you can spend more time celebrating this exciting time of the year!



About The Author

Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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