Suddenly, This Beyond-Perfect Party Top Is All Over My Feed

Party season is only getting closer, and if you’re starting to see your calendar fill up with events, you might be weighing each up against your wardrobe, analysing which items can stretch for which occasions. Between family gatherings, work festive parties and "friendsmas" get-togethers, finding items that feel special, festive, versatile and comfortable can feel near impossible without spending hours and hours traipsing the shops. On an occasion that will likely include your closest friends, family or colleagues, it’s important that you choose an outfit that makes you feel both comfortable and chic. 


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Influencer Jessica Skye wore the Free People Intimately Filter Finish Long Sleeve Top (£128) to Who What Wear UK's Festive House event.

To make the search easier, I’m taking it upon myself to inform you of the new-season top that has solved my partywear conundrum and that I’ve also seen cropping up on so many of my favourite influencers this season. Free People’s crystal mesh top balances festive glamour with relaxed wearability for the versatile style solution I've been looking for. The glitzy top can be layered over a simple black bra, a basic vest top or a light long-sleeved top for extra coverage and sparkle


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Claire Wakeman wears Free People's Intimately Filter Finish Long Sleeve (£128). 

Bringing the glitter we all want during party season, the best thing about this top is that it gives an excuse to style your favourite pair of jeans throughout the festive period. Pair with dark-wash denim, pointed-toe kitten heels and a longline blazer for an aptly festive look you'll feel relaxed and chic in all evening long. 


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Angie Smith wears Free People's Intimately Filter Finish Long Sleeve (£128)

To get your festive period off to a glimmering start, shop the Free People crystal mesh top below, and read on to discover our edit of the other best mesh tops available this season.



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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.