Lights, camera, action… it’s time to steal the show with your most dazzling party look yet. Sequins, velvet, feathers… c’mon girls, let’s style this up to the nines!
Who says you have to wear black? All eyes will be on you in eye-catching icy white. An elaborate faux fur will give you the glam factor instantly. Who cares what you’re wearing underneath! Swishy full flares will up your party cred… all you need to add are super-strappy heels.
It’s the cocktail dress every woman has dreamt of. Sexy, strapless and with just enough of a slit, you can show off a little bit of leg. Want wow-factor heels? Then invest in the best. Take these stilettos for a spin and you’ll be the talk of the town. Guaranteed. Finish things off with a glamorous clutch. You can always fall back on feathers and know you’ve accessorised to the max.
Velvet and pom-poms. This outfit has that feel-good factor that will last all night long. Slinky and sexy, a crossover shape will show off all your assets. Just cinch in your waist with a gleaming belt. A chain-handled bag checks the trend box instantly. Add a tassel and you’ve totally sussed it.
ALL TOGETHER NOW
There’s nothing easier than an all-in-one. All that’s left to linger over are your accessories. The highest heels are an absolute must. Book a cab and simply feel fabulous. Add a studded belt and you’ve made it instantly more modern.
Don’t hold back. Work shimmering gold from head to toe. Shorter hair? Then update it with an Alice band. You can’t overdo the embellishment. Layer up on necklaces… one is never enough.
Dress, £360, 6-16, Orla Kiely. Headband, £390, Jane Taylor. Torque necklace, £120, Calvin Klein at Watchshop.com. Long necklace, £137; ring, £74, both Anton Heunis. Watch, £350, Links of London. Bag, £480, Michael Kors at Net-a-Porter.
More of a trousers girl? Then stride out in a sleek and sexy tux. Style it up with a statement blouse. A cool collar will get you everywhere. A slogan clutch is bang on the moment… it may be small, but it will make a big impact.
Jacket, £395, 6-14, The Kooples at Harrods. Shirt, £240, 6-14, Victoria Victoria Beckham at Selfridges. Trousers, £165, 6-18, LK Bennett. Clutch, £295, Lulu Guinness. Necklace, £207, Anton Heunis. Earrings, £125, Thomas Sabo at Watchshop.com. Watch, £183, Marc Jacobs at Watchshop.com. Heels, £225, LK Bennett.
If you’re going to go long, then make it sexy and slinky. Find spaghetti straps too much? Then layer over some lace. Get those toes on show – serious strappies are the only way forward.
Sparkle from top to toe with all-over sequins. Make your top and your skirt match… yes, it is modern. A beautiful bag will make everything look expensive. Treat yourself to a big name. Reinvent your basic black heels with clip-me-on pom-poms. New shoes in seconds!
Top, £46; skirt, £38, both 6-22, Next. Chunky necklace, £48, Butler & Wilson. Fine necklace, £125; rings: large, £110; smaller, £85, all Astley Clarke. Bag, £1,040, Stella McCartney at Net-a-Porter. Heels, £30, Pretty Little Thing. Pom-pom shoe clips, £5, Accessorize.
AROUND THE CLOCK
It’s the dress you can work from day to night. Long sleeves, below the knee, but with enough twinkle factor to make it party ready. An oversized faux fur screams glamour… loosen your belt and push up those sleeves. Need another layer? Then add a fine, sparkly knit. You won’t believe how many times you’ll end up wearing it.
Fashion Director: Julia May Morgan, Photographs: Anthony Edwin, Hair & Makeup: Julie Read at Carol Hayes Management, Fashion Assistant: Lydia Taylor. Shot at The Lagham Hotel, London.