A certain etiquette has traditionally ruled the way we dress for festive occasions. At ARKET, bending and adapting these rules to fit a modern lifestyle is part of the brand. This year, given the uncertainty surrounding parties and celebrations as we know them, breaking the formal-wear rulebook is more relevant than ever. For the season ahead, ARKET has rounded up their favourite festive details with an invitation to invent your own rules – and to dress up, even if no one is watching.

Over-the-knee lengths result in playful silhouettes, even more so when combined with over-the-knee boots. Heels, as a part of formal attire, are absolutely optional in modern etiquette. A pair of flat-soled boots will also easily elevate a clean-cut dress. For a lively touch, unexpected details are added; like a velvet hair bow or opt for decorative trims such as broderie anglaise, scalloped edges, and tie collars.

The ARKET version of the party dress code includes refined mid-sized bags that do not compromise on functionality so that you can enjoy day-to-night. Mini bags in boldly-coloured renderings are another easy-to-wear accessory with a festive spin found in the range.

The collection is available in all ARKET stores and online. Prices range from €17 to €350.