HAVE FUN WITH END- OF- YEAR STYLE
IT’S party season and when it comes to Christmas fashion, any outfit you can take from afternoon drinks through to evening fun is a winner, according to Bas Le Mode owner Alison Theurillat.
“Dresses that you can wear with flats then change the look by putting it back with a pair of heels ... (or) little cotton party rty dresses, maxi dresses and wrap ap dresses are always really good d for after-five outfits, especially ly because living in FNQ at this s time of the year is a challenge when it comes to the heat,” Ms s Theurillat said.
“So rayon and cotton are always on everyone’s wish list at this s time of the year.
“I find guys will go for a threehreequarter chino and a boat shoe e with a short sleeve for parties as the he full length jean is too hot this time me of year.
“Christmas day is always another big fashion day ... most ost customers are after anything they can have a big Christmas lunch ch and a few bevies in and not feel eel too restricted, so anything bright ight with a print is always a must.
“With the ladies, flowy is good so maxi skirts and maxi dresses ses are always a winner.”
Annie’s Ladies Boutique and Annie’s at the Beach owner Annie Gillow said you can’t beat Christmas green or red, no matter what age you are or what type of function you are attending, “but there are a lot of really ‘wow’ options out there this year”. “It is hot and sticky and the clever TNQ fashionistas will look at a breathable fabric first,” Ms Gillow said.
“Linens, cottons and bamboos are the best for our climate. Linen is very on-trend this year; I have not seen as many linen choices for a very long time and with some clever accessories, including your fingernails and toenail colour, you will pop at your Christmas function with linen – anything from a crisp white linen, or a colour or print you love, is very tropically on-trend. “Linen absorbs moisture so well, and as the world accepts this “acceptable crush” fabric, you don’t even need to bother getting the iron out anymore. A linen is the classy look that will work fo for super dressy to very casual C Christmas occasions.” Ms Gillow said broderie ang anglaise, a cotton/ em embroidered lace com combination, is a pretty fab fabric and also on-trend . “U “Usually in a block colour – white a and navy being the popular colours this year – but you can, w with a little hunting, find other colo colours too in this and other cotton lac lace styles,” she said. “Off-t “Off-the-shoulder and coldshoulder cuts continue to rock into the C Christmas style and help with the h hot weather.” For m men, Ms Gillow suggested bamboo and cool cotton voiles and said a white linen shirt can be team teamed with almost anythin anything pant-wise. “Ot Otherwise a nice quality tee or l light cotton shirt works with yo your linen shorts, chinos, or denim denims. A polo shirt, cotton or bamboo bamboo, that h has been trimmed with a second colour always looks dressed up, yet casual.” Sajeela Jamie from Wild Sugar by Sajeela, said a colourful long, loose fitting, sleeveless dress with splits for the legs is perfect for Cairns lifestyle and climate. “Alternately, a wide flared sleeve is festive and will provide just the right amount of cover while keeping you cool, well ventilated and classy. But remember, colour, colour, colour – this is Christmas in the tropics!” For men, Sajeela said to be colourful and wear something that complements your partner’s outfit.