It's the first weekend of December...and that means only one thing! Christmas is coming! Here at Palava we're looking forward to a festive month ahead full of mince pies, mulled wine and...dresses! We've put together a selection of our Christmas Collection highlights for you all - so whether you're looking for a gift for someone special, or a Christmas dress for yourself - we've got you covered! Also - for this weekend only use the code CHRISTMASISCOMING for a special 15% off!
For women, our Beatrice Long Sleeves is one of our most popular styles. With three quarter length sleeves, full skirt and tie waist - Beatrice offers the ultimate style and elegance whilst remaining comfortable and practical. What more could you ask for at Christmas? The adjustable tie-waist is particularly handy after one too many mince pies! Beatrice Red Christmas is perhaps the ultimate festive dress - with a beautiful set of hand illustrated Christmas trees running along the border of the skirt.
Our Beatrice Red Aunt Eva and Beatrice Navy Aunt Eva are two complementary choices - these dresses are Palava classics that we've been making from the very beginning! Lined in our special poppy print fabric, the print tells of a blustery winter's day adventure.
We also adore our Freda Plum Christmas dress - an elegant and enchanting plum and gold short-sleeve style. Freda is easy to wear and can be transformed into a party dress with a pair of sheer tights and heels. Or wear for a festive daytime look with one of our sparkly pink cardigans.
As with all our Christmas choices, the border print is the best part! This dress is certainly a conversation starter and a great choice if you want something a little bit different for the festive season.
Beatrice Black Hungarian Flowers is one of our favourite dresses from our new autumn/winter collection - inspired by the bold floral prints of Hungarian folk art - this style features one of our most intricate border prints. Running along the edge of the skirt, the arms and the neckline, Beatrice makes a bold statement! Simply add a few red hair flowers for a whimsical Christmas look.
Now on to our Children's Christmas Collection. Our top Christmas dresses for little Palava folk include a mini-me version of our Aunt Eva print - in our Martha style. This is a sleeveless dress which matches our sparkly cardigans perfectly - or can be work pinafore style with a little top underneath. For a party look, add one of our brightly coloured petticoats! Our mini Hungarian Flowers (below right) is another highlight of our children's collection - perfect for any mum's out there who are after a matching Christmas outfit for them and their little one.
For a classic, vintage inspired festive dress - look no further than Margaret Green Swallows or Margaret Cream Ducks. Both of these beautiful dresses are crafted from tencel - an environmentally friendly fabric made from sustainably sourced trees. Here at Palava we are committed to finding the best ways to produce fabrics that are friendly to the environment and ethically produced from start to finish. So you know that at every step of production, workers are paid a fair wage and the impact on the environment is as minimal as possible.
Two of my personal favourite choices for children are our Margaret Red Carpet and Margaret Navy Woodland. Our Red Carpet dress is an exclusive for children this year - featuring our limited edition cinematic print - one of my favourite. Our Woodland dress is crafted from a rich navy organic cotton, painting the picture of a walk under the stars.
And last but not least - our red Christmas dresses! On the left is Alice Red Velvet - perhaps our most classic and nostalgic choice for children. On the right is our Margaret Red Christmas - featuring our beautiful Christmas tree border print. My favourite part of this dress, that features on both the adult and children's versions - is the gold belt tie waist that contrasts so beautifully with the rich festive red.
These are only a few of our Christmas choices for women and children - shop our full Christmas collection here. Until Monday 4th midnight we are also offering a special 15% off our Christmas collection with the code CHRISTMASISCOMING.
Now it's just a case of putting up some more decorations and looking forward to a month of festive celebrations. We also have some rather exciting Palava stocking fillers coming in next week...so keep your eyes peeled!
For information on deliveries in time for Christmas & extension of returns, please click HERE. Please bear in mind that Royal Mail strikes and the consequent increase in demand for other couriers will affect delivery times. We advise you to order your gifts as soon as possible to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas.
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1. Will I have to pay more now for EU shipping?
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2. Will I be charged for Duty/Tax by customs on arrival of my parcel?
You may be charged tax for your order on arrival by the country of destination and this is not imposed by Palava.co, these taxes are referred to as “Import Taxes”. We thus advise looking into the national taxes imposed by your country on the import of goods from UK merchants. We have seen in the past that not all international sales are subject to import duty and taxes, but that does not mean that on arrival the individual country will not impose these charges. Charges on imports are often based on the destination country, product type, product value, county of origin, and declaration of use of goods. If goods are of a low value certain countries may not impose duty charges, but we highly recommend you look into the guidance provided by the local governing body that manages your country’s imports and tax charges.