Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Good Style -

It’s all too easy to press re­peat. To put on ex­actly what you wore to the last Christ­mas bash, which may well be fine. Or the out­fit from 10 years ago, which may well not be. Be­cause so much has changed. Sure, party dressing has al­ways been about glam­our, but it also used to be about pre­dictabil­ity. Not any more. An LBD may still serve, but it needs a mod­ernising flour­ish, per­haps an em­bel­lished bomber jacket or some leop­ard heels. And don’t you think you might have more fun in an LRD? (Lit­tle Red Dress) Not to men­tion a green or pur­ple one? (There are so many fab­u­lous jewel-hued frocks out there at the mo­ment.) Mod­ern party dressing plays with our pre­con­cep­tions. It turns a tuxedo suit fem­i­nine, rein­vents ‘ath­leisure’ to be up­scale, trans­forms the once worka­day jump­suit into a new gen­er­a­tion, af­ter-dark clas­sic. It sets us free like never be­fore: free to en­joy our­selves. What’s not to like? Here are my five tips to nail 21st-cen­tury party dressing.

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