Twinkling lights and frosted wreaths, the waft of mulled wine and your first bite of a mince pie – there are plenty of reasons we love Christmas and having the chance to let our hair down and hit the dancefloor ranks near the top. Festive celebrations are the ultimate excuse to invest in a dazzling new dress, whether you choose short, black and sequinned (always a winner in our books) or this ravishing, red velvet number. Ramp up the accessories to achieve this season’s more-is-more aesthetic: pile on the hair clips and find your biggest earrings for a sure-fire Christmas hit.
You don’t need to wear a dress to look the part during this season’s festivities – equally eye-catching are dazzling separates in luxurious fabrics. Wide-leg trousers with a subtle sheen look great with a simple blouse and blazer, while a well-fitting trouser suit is all-guns-blazing glamour, especially in a fabric like this sumptuously soft velvet. If you do opt for a dress, chocolate and coffee shades are all the rage for autumn/winter. Translated into partywear, they get a metallic sheen, with rich copper and bronze shades that flatter every skin tone. Embrace disco ball vibes with an all-over sequin number.
Words: Sophie Hines Images: Buzz White Styling: Lauren Franks Hair: Naoki Komiya Make-up: Siddhartha Simone Nails: Kim Tracey Models: Joony at Established, Iris at Milk, Charlotte at Select