Black-tie events or balls mean a more glam approach to evening wear. Make an entrance in a knock-out party dress and glittery accessories, like Tess and Sarah.
Check the dress code. A special occasion or charity ball may require a more formal full-length gown. If you’re attending a drinks reception, you may be able to wear a cocktail dress.
Love dressing in all black? Mixing textures, like Sarah, is your fast track to chic.
A dress isn’t the only way to dazzle. A sleek trouser suit with a crisp shirt or a full satin skirt with a silky blouse are other party-perfect outfit ideas. Sparkling jewellery will take your outfits to a whole new level of gorgeous!
TESS GUSTARD (top), 49, a supporting artist, is with sister SARAH GEORGE, 45, a radiographer. Tess wears: Tassel dress, £55, 10-20, Roman. Necklace, £16, Next. Bangles, £18 each, Jon Richard. Bag, £45, Coast. Heels, £42, 2-9, Faith at Debenhams. Sarah wears: Jacket, £99, 6-18, Coast. Velvet and satin dress, £140, 8-20, Debut at Debenhams. Necklace, £39, Debenhams. Cuff, £25, Jon Richard. Clutch, £16, Next. Heels, £95, 3-8, Dune If there’s ever a time to sparkle and shine, it’s at Christmas!