Have yourself a very beautiful Christmas
When the party invitations start to arrive, make sure you’re dressed to say yes!
Time to shine
For a showstopping look, go all-out in a full-length sequin dress. This makes for a refreshing change from an LBD, yet remains just as versatile thanks to flattering and glamorous sequins. Wear with a pair of neat ballet flats or black kitten heel mules if you need a height boost.
Merry & bright
Who says festive jumpers can’t be stylish? We love this Scandi-style knit from Marks & Spencer and, when teamed with a bold red skirt, you have an outfit that is both cosy and fabulous.
Black tie style
Breeze through the party season in this one-piece wonder – a tux-style jumpsuit that ticks all the boxes if you’re not a lover of girlie dresses. Wear as it is with embellished flats for a fancy cocktail party or, if you like to cover your arms, layer a fine-knit poloneck underneath – sparkly lurex styles are great for glam nights out.
This season, look no further than a velvet blazer to add instant luxe to your wardrobe. Perfect for upgrading jeans and a cashmere sweater or worn over a slinky slip dress, this is one gift that is for more than just Christmas.
’Tis the sequin
Winter’s big trend from the high street is the sequin skirt, which is ideal for fun, twinkly dressing. A statement piece that requires little effort – take a less-is-more approach and wear with classic Breton-style tops and cashmere sweaters.
Dress like an A-lister and embrace head-to-toe shades of white and pale metallics to make an entrance. Expensivelooking and sumptuous, this may not be the outfit to cook Christmas lunch in, but it’s a real uplifting alternative to black for special occasions.
All wrapped up
Dress down a dramatic party skirt with a rollneck sweater for an understated yet unique outfit that will take you from day to night. For romantic winter walks, team with a beautiful hat and scarf combo. If you’re going for all-out glam, swap for a faux-fur wrap and a diamanté hair pin.
Make it modern
Easy-to-wear separates that work with the rest of your wardrobe make for versatile festive style. Find a great shirt to team with wide-leg trousers or a simple pencil skirt – a go-to for last-minute party invites. Add a punchy splash of colour with bold accessories.
Dress, £325, 8-18, Phase Eight.Hat, £19.50, M&S Collection.Gloves, £29, The White Company. ➺Shoes, £100, 2-9, French Sole
Jumper, £29.50, xs-xl, Marks & Spencer. Skirt, £89, 6-16, Coast. Earrings, £12, Accessorize. Ballet pumps, £100, 2-9, French Sole
Jumpsuit, £55, 10-20, Roman. Earrings, £35, Adore. ➺Shoes, £110, 3-9, Boden
Blazer, £198, 6-16, The White Company. Blouse, £79, 8-18, Temperley at John Lewis & Partners.Trousers, £189, 6-16, Me+em.Ring, £15, Z for Accessorize.Shoes, £139, 2-8, Carvela
Top, £69, xxs-xl, Petit Bateau. Skirt, £69.99, s-l, Mango. Earrings, £15, Marks & Spencer. Shoes, £35, 3-7, Faith at Debenhams
Top, £89, 6-18, Mint Velvet. Trousers, £89, 6-18, Coast. Earrings, £35, Adore. Shoes, £99, 3-8, Dune
Jumper, £35, xxs-xl, Ninety Percent. Skirt, £69, 6-22, Jenny Packham at Debenhams. Hat, £69; scarf, £129, both Me+em. Boots, £179, 3-8, Carvela
Coat, £110, 10-32, Simply Be. Blouse, £25.99, xs-xl, Zara. Skirt, £79.95, 8-22, Madeleine. Bag, £60, Boden. Shoes, £95, 3-7, Nine West