One of my favourite high street fashion retailers, River Island has always been at the top of its game. Each season they release a gorgoeus campaign alongside their collections, and for Christmas 2019, ‘Electric Xmas’ is fun, flirty and perfect for the festive season ahead! With a nod to the 1980s in both the campaign and the fashion, River Island have nailed the party season in one fabulous collection.
For the festive season, River Island introduce plenty of glitz and glamour through dresses, shirts and outerwear. Look to dresses dripping in embellishment, sequins and diamanté, or more subtle touches on shirts and jumpers that are perfect with a pair mom jeans.
- Plus Silver Sequin Tie Belted Dress (€87; Regular / Petite)
- Silver Sequin Bandeau Bodycon Midi Dress (€87),
- White Long Sleeve Diamante Shoulder Shirt (€50)
- White Diamante Tassel Shoulder Satin Blouse (€40)
- Mid Blue Belted Mom Jeans (€55)
- Black Monochrome Diamante Mini Skirt (€60)
1980s-inspired prints, blouses and exaggerated shoulders are evident throughout the collection too.
- Diamanté Fringe Double Breasted Blazer (€113)
- Black Heart Printed Long Sleeve Mini Dress (€75)
- Silver Long Sleeve Wrap Front Cropped Top (€60)
Ideal for all of the parties, the mini dress is back again in bold colours and embellished details. While playsuits are also big for this season, you’ll find many gorgeous choices in-store.
- Pink Bandeau Wrap Velvet Mini Dress (€80)
- Black One Shoulder Embellished Tux Dress (€135)
- Black Velvet Studded Long Sleeve Mini Dress (€113)
- Bandeau Bow Front Velvet Playsuit (€65)
- White Pleated Long Sleeve Belted Playsuit (€65)
- Red Long Sleeve Ruffle Satin Playsuit (€65).
As for accessories, River Island always excel in bags, jewellery and footwear. If you’re looking for atatement clutches, pavé and metallics there are plnty in their bag collection.
- Silver Diamanté Chain Mini Cross Body Bag (€30)
- Light Pink Embellished Boxy Mini Cross Bag (€30)
- Gold Glitter Boxy Underarm Bag (€30)
- Black Embellished Buckle Underarm Bag (€40)
- Red Quilted Heart Shaped Cross Body Bag (€40)
You’ll be dripping in diamonds (or diamanté) with the party jewellery range this season. Earrings and necklaces come in a variety of fabulous styles!
- Silver Colour Diamante Hoop Earrings (€13)
- Rose Gold Jewel Diamante Drop Earrings (€17)
- Silver Colour Jewel Statement Stud Earrings (€13)
- Green Diamante Jewelled Statement Necklace (€25)
- Gold Colour Diamante Fringe Necklace (€25)
- Rose Gold Diamante Statement Necklace (€22)
As for footwear, whether you want high heels or kitten heels, sandals or festive embellishment, River Island have upped their footwear game.
- Red Print Embellished Sling Back Court Shoes (€75)
- Black Diamante Strappy Heeled Sandals (€87)
- Black Suede Diamante Embellished Boots (€100)
- Black Diamante Embellished Block Heel Sandals (€65)
Menswear at River Island is always on point and especially so for the formalwear during the festivities. There are stylish shirts, dapper blazers and matching suits, as well as snazzy outercoats to keep warm before and after all the parties.
- Black Skinny Fit Tux Suit Jacket (€120), Black Skinny Fit Tux Suit Trousers (€55)
- Black Silver Stripe Long Sleeve Shirt (€43)
- Grey Tonic Double Breasted Skinny Suit Jacket (€135), Grey Tonic Skinny Suit Trousers (€65)
- Black Floral Slim Fit Poplin Shirt (€34)
- Dark Red Single Breasted Overcoat (€113)
- Green Cord Double Breasted Skinny Suit Jacket (€120), Green Cord Skinny Suit Trousers (€55)
As for casual attire during the Christmas season, there are very cool tops & shirts, casual jackets and trousers of all sorts. Be it a leather jacket, polo shirts and check trousers, they’re all ideal for the many meetups during the Winter months.
- Maison Riviera Brown Tape Slim Fit Polo Shirt (€30)
- Light Brown Borg Collar Biker Jacket (€127)
- Navy Knitted V Neck Cardigan (€43)
- Big And Tall Grey Herringbone Wool Overcoat (€120)
- White Houndstooth Colour Block Slim Fit Shirt (€37)
- Black Faux Leather Stitch Trucker Jacket (€100)
- Big And Tall Black Chevron RI Regular Shirt (€37; Regular)
- The Rio Grey Overshirt (€50)
- Muscle Fit Zip Neck Knitted Polo Shirt (€35)
- Khaki Skinny Fit Tape Jogger Trousers (€45)
Kidswear at River Island is comfy, cosy and pretty cute too! For the girls, there are lovely options that are perfect for Christmas Day, and the parties that come with the festive season.
- Silver Sequin RI Active Ruffle Skirt (€25)
- Zebra Print Puff Sleeve Skater Dress (€40)
- Pink Embellished Long Sleeve Dress (€43)
- Famous Sequin Hoodie Dress (€40)
To keep warm during the winter weeks, there are gorge jumpers and jackets for the big and little ones.
- Pink Bow Front Knitted Jumper (€25)
- Cream Borg Half Zip Sweatshirt (€26)
- Cream Faux Fur Coat (€60)
- Mini Girls Pink Christmas Unicorn Knit Jumper (€24)
As for the boys, there are plenty of stylish picks in stores. Look to cool checks, comfy tracksuits and t-shirts to match with any jeans and chinos. And of course, Christmas jumpers are aplenty.
- Grey Maison Riviera Check Hoodie Outfit (€43)
- Stone Tape Utility Sweatshirt Outfit (€36)
- Red Tie Dye RVR T-Shirt (€17)
- Mini Boys Black Santa On A Dinosaur Jumper (€22)
Just like for the girls, there’s a great amount of winter warmers for the boys. Keep them wrapped up puffer jackets, jumpers & hoodies and stylish bikers, while for the younger ones there’s cute baby grows, jackes & cardigans too.
- White Longline Puffer Jacket (€60)
- Boys Jersey Sleeve Faux Leather Biker Jacket (€50)
- Blue ‘R96’ Knitted Hoodie (€25)
- Mini Boys Ecru Check Borg Collar Jacket (€45)
- Baby Cream RI Monogram Baby Grow (€25)
River Island stores in Dublin:
102-103 Grafton Street
Unit C1-C7, Henry Street
Unit 35, Dundrum Town Centre
Unit 239-240 The Square, Tallaght
Unit 69-70, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
Unit 301, Blanchardstown Centre
Unit 21-22, Swords Pavillions Shopping Centre
Images © River Island