Ditch the woolly jumpers – this is the time to sparkle
Once the first doors of those advent calendars open, the party season is upon us.
Strip off the woolly jumpers and winter coats – it's time to look fabulous in party-perfect little dresses and killer heels.
Your daytime wardrobe may be all about sleek minimalism and pared down elegance but less is not more for evening wear this season.
Designers really stuck their teeth into the current trend for all things vampire. Enter the Twilight zone and put the glam into goth by breaking up all black with texture combinations – leather studs and lace, velvet chiffon and jet.
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Amazing lace is a great fabric (a little bit dark, a little bit sexy) just remember not to do matchy-matchy.
No need to feel shamed by splashing out on an LBD – with its flattering qualities, a black dress boasts party re-wear potential for years to come.
Beware: a statement colour or print may instantly become labelled as 'that dress' and not leave your wardrobe more than a few times.
Add interest with subtle embellishments in festive gold or silver, or re-work a plain black dress with metallic or coloured accessories to diversify your look.
Stand out from the festive party crowd in look-at-me bold colours.
Limelight stealers should ditch the land of bland and opt for block rainbow brights to cause a stir on the dance floor.
Take inspiration from Father Christmas, tomato red is the catwalk colour to be seen in this season, or try jewel brights such as indigo, emerald or cobalt blue.
Colour exhibitionists should try this season's must-have maxi length for a top-to-toe shot of shocking colour.
Keep jewellery and extra sparkle to a minimum – your dress will deliver all the festive glitz you need.
To keep the glam from going overboard, keep hair loose and voluminous – you don't want to look too try-hard.
The classic smoky eye was created for looking sultry under the mistletoe, so try this season's purple as an alternative to the usual black.
Feline flicks are perfect for a pulled-together, classic look – team with scarlet lips for full on Fifties chic.