Fashion | Wednesday 11 October 2017

The pieces that make the party

Here’s proof that Strictly doesn’t own the copyright on dazzling frocks, head-turning separates and shoes that make you feel like dancing


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Not just another little black dress



When the invites start piling up, the only companion that matters is a perfect little black dress. This one nails it with its flattering fit-and-flare cut and sophisticated midi length. Plus, it throws in some fashionable and very wearable details, such as a glittery finish, sheer spotty neckline and fabulous ruffled sleeves.

Are you blushing?



If you’re looking to break out of black, keep the rosé flowing well into winter (yum) with our blush-pink palette. A pastel faux shearling coat is the perfect topper for a sequin skirt and top (bonus: it will also lift your jumper and jeans the morning after – and beyond), while a blush-coloured midi skirt gets the party treatment with a shimmery finish. Just add a sequin-emblazoned tee and heels. Or pull out all the stops with this slinky – and quite frankly jaw-dropping – ombré sequin dress. Wow.

Maximum impact



For those occasions that require a smouldering vibe, make an entrance in a razor-sharp tailored tuxedo suit – our sleek and sassy version has a lace-trimmed lapel and waistband (tip: crimson lipstick is a non-negotiable part of the look). Or team a pair of ultra-wide-leg trousers with a skimpier, shoulder-baring top, such as this bow-embellished corset. Likewise, Michelle Keegan’s beaded champagne-coloured gown balances out a racy deep V-neck and sheer skirt with long sleeves and a swirling maxi length.

Great little mover



A big night out calls for a good-times-guaranteed dress, and this short, silvery tasselled number ticks all the boxes. As for the accessories, it’s best to keep them simple and understated… just kidding! Make the most of the ‘more is more’ season with statement earrings, metallic sandals and a swipe of ultra-shine lip gloss.


Dancing feet


You can thank Rihanna for making us realise that there was a glittery, slouchy, knee-high-boot-shaped hole in our wardrobes, and we’ll be filling it with this unstoppable pair, which really are super wearable. If the budget allows, we’ll also be investing in a pair of fierce gleaming silver heels that will set off every evening look to perfection.


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