Whether you choose a glimmer of glitter or dazzle from top to toe, face festivities with a bit of bling
The metallic trend hit the catwalk with bodycon gowns at David Koma and button-up blouses at LaQuan Smith. Splashes of colour were spotted sparkling in lavender at Off–White and in hot pink at Prada. This is a relatively easy trend to adopt as the high street palette is dominated with versatile shades of silver, gold and black – a dazzling alternative to neutral classics. River Island’s designer duplicate long-sleeve sequin maxi dress (£130) and Mint Velvet’s sequin shirt dress (£179) are shimmering updates to the LBD and key this party season – see Letitia Wright in a silver shift dress at the Wakanda Forever after-party.
Ted Baker’s silver sequin skirt (3, below) is a scene stealer. Wear it with a camisole for evening or a cosy jumper for a festive lunch. Next’s co-ord is a modern spin on the tux that you can split up for different events. Try Amy Lynn for a multitude of sweet-wrapper-hued trousers (£75). Rental comes into its own at this time of year. By Rotation’s Festive Edit includes party favourites from Rixo and Rotate Birger Christensen (from £58 for weekly hire). We love Essentiel Antwerp’s squashy shoulder bag to bring a touch of glam to a trouser suit. M&S’s ankle boots (£59) and Dune London’s crystal-encrusted slingbacks in silver or emerald (£165) bring the bling to any outfit and can be reworn yearly at party season. Both Mango’s (£59.99) and Zara’s (£99.99) kitten heels elevate jeans; or style with dazzling earrings to finish off a simple tuxedo. Try Revolve’s royal queen crystal earrings (£51) and H&M’s rhinestone pair (£9.99). What better way to add a little ritz and glitz to your winter wardrobe?