With party season in full swing, it’s time to turn to elegant styles such as gowns and sequin columns dresses for the more sophisticated soirees.
For a look worthy of royalty, swap thigh baring mini dresses for classic longer hemlines that will make you feel like a princess.
However, looking expensive needn’t cost the earth as the high street is full of twinkling treasures that’ll make you feel like a million dollars, such as this dress from Goddiva.
Take inspiration from the Duchess of Sussex and opt for a rich, jewel toned hue for your Christmas or New Year’s Eve party this season.
Model wears (right): Dress, £234, Adrianna Papell at John Lewis (as before); shoes, £42, Miss Selfridge (missselfridge.com); headband, £32, Glitzy Secrets (glitzysecrets.com); bag, £70, Dune London (dunelondon.com)
While black may be a failsafe option when it comes to Christmas party dressing, try navy blue for a stylish alternative. This glittery racer back gown from Dynasty from add a touch of sparkle to your evening out.
Model wears (right): Beaded column dress, £190, No 1 Jenny Packham at Debenhams (debenhams.com); shoes, £69. Office (office.co.uk); Ring, £135, Pandora (pandora.net); bracelet, £98, Dower & Hall (dowerandhall.com); headband, £45, Katie Mangan (katiemangan.co.uk)
For a truly dramatic look, this unique silver sequin frock from ASOS will dazzle those around you.
The unique one shoulder design and assymetic hem will make a strong style statement.
Team with silver toned accessories for a look fit for a princess.
Black and gold never go out of style for the Christmas party season. This feminine embellished tulle gown from Monsoon is the perfect timeless style. Team with gold accessories and a velvet bag for a night out to remember.
Alternatively, go for gold in this embellished geometric column from Julien Macdonald’s range for Debenhams. You’ll want to dance all night in this gem of a gown.
Model wears (left): embellished dress, £250, Monsoon (monsoon.co.uk); shoes, £40, Schuh (as before); headband, £28, Johnny Loves Rosie (as before); earrings, £540, Ellie Air (as before); bag, £25, Topshop (as before)
Model wears (right): Sequin column, £250, Star by Julien Macdonald at Debenhams (as before); shoes, £80; bag, £140, both Dune London (as before); earrings, £170, Dower & Hall (as before); ring £80, Pandora (as before)
Fashion editor: Antonia Kraskowski
Photographs: Helen Marsden
Hair and makeup: Jenni Davis using MAC and Kenra hair products
Fashion assistant: Abby McHale
Model: Emma Atkins at Profile
Photographed at Cliveden House in Berkshire, an award-winning five-star hotel and spa that’s steeped in history and less than 45 minutes west of London. For details, see clivedenhouse.co.uk