Jacket, £229, Ted Baker; Dress, £50, River Island; Clutch, £20, JD Williams
For a sophisticated twist on sparkly style, take a look at shimmering gowns and dresses in timeless metallic shades such as silver, gold and bronze.
These colours are the perfect Christmas party look as they won’t date and investing in one dress will see you through countless celebrations year after year.
The great news is that to achieve this stylish look you don’t have to spend a lot of money.
The high street is heaving with glittering options from dazzling dresses from Debenhams and Asos to shimmering numbers from Boohoo, River Island and Topshop.
This silver sequin kimono style dress from Boohoo has a flattering wrap style front and fluted sleeves that will make you feel glamorous whatever the occasion.
Model, above, wears: jacket, £229, Ted Baker; Dress, £50, River Island; Clutch, £20, JD Williams
Dress, £220, No 1 Jenny Packham at Debenhams; Heels, £65, Office; Earrings, £130, Carolyn Colby
For the ultimate gown, look no further than this stunning maxi dress from Jenny Packham’s collection for Debenhams.
With fluttering straps and a tie waist detail, this beautiful sequin gown is guaranteed to make you feel like a Hollywood star when you walk into the ball.
Model wears: dress, £220, No 1 Jenny Packham at Debenhams; Heels, £65, Office; Earrings, £130, Carolyn Colby
Dress, £119.99, Mango; Clutch, £15.99, New Look; Heels, £235, LK Bennett; Earrings, £10, Asos
If you’re scared to step away from your favourite little black dress, this open backed yet fitted dress from Mango may be the perfect option for you – in a deep pewter with iridescent sequins, it will put a subtle shimmer into your party outfit.
Model wears: dress, £119.99, Mango; Clutch, £15.99, New Look; Heels, £235, LK Bennett; Earrings, £10, Asos
Dress, £100, River Island; Shoes, £85, Dune; Bangle, £38, Stella & Dot; Ring, £49, Ottoman Hands
Looking for a dress that will skim over any lumps and bumps? Then River Island’s looser tunic dress style is the ideal sexy yet subtle look for every festive soiree.
The cream and gold colour combination will also work with virtually every skin tone to make sure you’re a shimmering vision.
Model wears: Dress, £100, River Island; Shoes, £85, Dune; Bangle, £38, Stella & Dot; Ring, £49, Ottoman Hands; Bag, £140, Dune
Dress, £100, Asos; Earrings, £107, Konplott; Bag, £140, Dune
For the ultimate in sophisticated yet sexy party dressing, this high necked fitted dress with a pencil skirt and keyhole detail on the back from Asos will ensure that you turn heads at every Christmas party.
At only £100, snap this sequin wonder up before it sells out as it’s a style that you can return to year after year.
Model wears: dress, £100, Asos; Earrings, £107, Konplott; Bag, £140, Dune
Dress, £34.99, New Look; Clutch, £28, Very; Bracelet, £98, Dower & Hall
If you like the high necked style of it but want something that flaunts more skin, this dusky pink mini dress from New Look is great for festive get-togethers.
For chillier nights or if you want to cover your arms, try adding a sheer long sleeved top underneath – check out brands such as Nobody’s Child, New Look and Gina Bacconi for pretty party options.
Model wears: dress, £34.99, New Look; Clutch, £28, Very; Bracelet, £98, Dower & Hall
Sequin top, £40, Next; Sequin skirt, £35, Very; Shoes, £65, Office; Earrings, £107, Konplott;
Finally, if you’re looking to swap out your dress for celebratory separates, try double sequins for a look that will truly dazzle fellow partygoers – this loose sequin tee from Next compliments the fitted pencil form of this pink sparkly pencil skirt from V by Very – Holly Wilhoughby wore the black version earlier this week so get it before it goes!
With separates you can also mix and match for the perfect desk to disco outfit – slip the sequin top from Next under your work blazer and team with slim fitting trousers and heels for a look that will take you from the office to cocktails.
Alternatively, try pairing the sequin skirt with a fitted cashmere jumper and kitten heels for a spot of subtle sparkle.
Model wears: sequin top, £40, Next; Sequin skirt, £35, V by Very; shoes, £65, Office; Earrings, £107, Konplott; Bracelets, from £98, both Dower & Hall
However you choose to wear sequins this season, one thing is for sure – it’s your time to shine!
Fashion Editor: Antonia Kraskowski
Photograhpher: Helen Marsden
Hair and makeup: Gemma Tyler using Nars and Eylure
Fashion assistant: Abby McHale
Model: Maria F at Next
Shot on location at The Bingham, Richmond – the Christmas party season is officially underway with office parties, meet-ups with friends or date nights with your true love.
You’ll find a festive haven in Richmond-upon-Thames’ drinking and dining destination, the Bingham.
There’s superb cuisine and fresh, season fayre with a great atmosphere in the restaurant and bar.
For more information and to book please call 0208 940 0902, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit thebingham.co.uk
ASOS – 020 7756 1000, asos.com
Boohoo – 0161 237 7701, boohoo.com
Carolyn Colby – carolyncolby.com
Debenhams – 0344 561 6161, debenhams.com
Dower & Hall – 020 7377 5544, dowerandhall.com
Dune – 020 7258 3605, dunelondon.com
JD Williams – jdwilliams.co.uk
Konplott – konplott.com
L.K.Bennett – 020 7033 8333, lkbennett.com
Mango – 0800 026 0028, mango.com
New Look – 0344 499 6690, newlook.com
Next – 0333 777 8000, next.co.uk
Office –0330 100 1906, office.co.uk
Ottoman Hands – 020 3176 7794, ottomanhands.com
River Island – 03445 766 444, riverisland.com
Stella & Dot – 0800 096 4749 stelladot.co.uk
Ted Baker – 0345 450 2484, tedbaker.com
Very – 0344 822 2321, very.co.uk