Be the belle of the ball in sequins this season
Christmas party and New Years eve dressing can be a minefield.
We’ve searched the high street for the best party dresses in seasonal sparkle to ensure you can feel queen of the dance floor this winter.
From full sequin dresses to stunning separates, the party season is a time to shine.
The shops are full of sequin and embellished pieces in a rainbow of colours but try going for pale and pastel hues for a sophisticated sequin look.
Left to right: Tulle dress, £75, Asos (020 7756 1000, asos.com); Heels, £40, Misguided at Schuh (020 7100 1515, schuh.co.uk); Rings, from £45; earrings, £90, all Pandora (0808 234 5431, pandora.net); Bag, £12.99, New Look (0344 499 6690, newlook.com)
Ombre sequin dress, £35, Nasty Gal (nastygal.com); Heels, £49, Office (0330 100 1906, office.co.uk); Bag, £19.99, New Look (0344 499 6690, newlook.com); Earrings, £15, Marks and Spencer (0333 014 8000, marksandspencer.com); Ring, £135, Monica Vinader (020 8787 5777, monicavinader.com)
Get designer style at a fraction of the cost
Have a Carrie Bradshaw moment in opulently trimmed dresses.
This tulle high neck dress with oversized stone detailing looks like it has sashayed straight off the runway.
Speaking of designer style, this is the perfect time to invest in some designer looks.
Want the trend without the price tag?
Check out the designer at Debenhams lines, this feather trimmed dress by Matthew Williamson for Debenhams is a designer style at a fraction of the cost.
Sequin dress with feather hem, £99, Debenhams (0344 561 6161, debenhams.com); Heels, £39, Miss Selfridge (0344 984 0263, missselfridge.com); Ring, £109, Karl Lagerfeld (karl.com); Necklace, £130; earrings, £145, both Lola Rose (020 7372 0777, lolarose.co.uk)
Try pastel patterned sequins for a day to night look
Don’t be afraid to play with colour when it comes to sequins.
While metallics might be du jour, pastel hues are making a comeback.
This pastel patterned beadwork skirt is a great day to evening piece.
This patterned skirt will work well with a t-shirt as well as a smarter camisole top.
In order to lengthen your legs, look for shorter hem lines and tuck in tops to elongate your bottom half.
Top, £38, River Island (03445 766 444, riverisland.com); Skirt, £95, Topshop (0344 984 0264, topshop.com); Heels, £28, Dorothy Perkins (0344 984 0261, dorothyperkins.com); Bangle, £69; Earrings, £49, both Ania Haie (aniahaie.com)
Go for classic metallic sequins
Embrace the metallic madness with this show stopping silver sequin dress.
With an asymmetric hemline and ribbon waist tie, this Monsoon dress has a real Great Gatsby feel.
And we all know that Mr Gatsby knows how to party.
If you’re going for a full sequin look, keep jewellery small and delicate to ensure you don’t turn into a disco ball.
You can as it turns out have too much sparkle.
Silver dress with black bow, £99, Monsoon (020 3372 3050, monsoon.co.uk); Shoes, £52, Office (0330 100 1906, office.co.uk); Earrings, £750, Monica Vinader (020 8787 5777, monicavinader.com); Ring, £59, Adore (adorejewelry.com)
Opt for mermaid and ombre sequin hues
Find your inner Mermaid with these tonal and ombre looks.
Mermaid inspired sequins are a great alternative to traditional metallics.
Aqua hues are extremely popular this season and definitely ensure maximum glamour.
If you’re opting for a short strappy sequin top, try pairing it with a high waisted pencil skirt to elongate your figure.
Keep shoes simple so you don’t overpower the look.
Top, £39, Miss Selfridge (0344 984 0263, missselfridge.com); Skirt, £69.99, Mango (0800 026 0028, mango.com); Heels, £49, Office (0330 100 1906, office.co.uk); Necklace, £130, Lola Rose (020 7372 0777, lolarose.co.uk); Earrings, £24, Oliver Bonas (oliverbonas.com); Ring, £55, Follie folli (0344 477 9979, follifollie.co.uk); Bangles, £150 each, Pandora (0808 234 5431, Pandora.net)
Update your party outerwear with a faux fur jacket
And finally make sure to match your level of glam with your outerwear. Faux fur is huge this season – both in popularity and size.
The high street have some amazing and colourful options for faux fur jackets. They really help to up the ante when it comes to party wear style.
Make this Christmas the one for a stylish entrance.
Pink coat, £189.99, Amo Couture (amocouture.co.uk); Top, £75; skirt, £70, both Miss Selfridge (0344 984 0263, missselfridge.com); Heels, £52, Office (0330 100 1906, office.co.uk); Earrings, £45; ring, £17, both Ania Haie (aniahaie.com)
Stylist Rivkie Baum
Photographer Clive Shalice
Hair and Makeup Jenny Morrell using IT Cosmetics and GHD
Fashion Assistants Abby McHale and Molly Gardner
Photographers Assistant Connor Clarke
Model Victoria K at Nevs
Location: Shot in Marcus Wareing’s iconic George’s Bar, located next to The Gilbert Scott Restaurant in The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, King’s Cross. Visit www.georgesbar.co.uk for more information about this stunning venue.