Imagine this – you are rifling through the party dress section in your favourite store, the queues are extending past the homeware section on the other side of the store and the changing rooms are full to the brim. Party dress shopping can be stressful at this time of year but this brief guide will give you some tips on this seasons latest party outfits so you know what to look for when you’re next in your favourite high street store. These party outfits will give you the edge and turn heads at that upcoming law ball next Friday.

CRUSH ON CRUSHED VELVET

This season velvet is everywhere. It can be dressed down in the form of a skater dress, tights and Chelsea boots or it can be glam, glam, glam in the form of a midi dress in a stunning emerald green colour, in keeping with the colours of Christmas. Teamed with a crimson lippy, it will be the eye-catching piece which will capture everyone’s attention at that Christmas meal.

GIVING THEM THE COLD SHOULDER

By wearing an off the shoulder dress you bring to the party an element of elegance and glamour. It enables simple pieces such as an LBD to be transformed into a standout party dresses.

GLITTER BALL

Sequins are a must have this party season and bring the party to wherever you go. Teamed up with a simple bag and plain shoes, all eyes will be on your sparkly dress

RUFFLES ARE BACK AGAIN

Fancy ruffling some feathers this season and bringing back the 80s vibe to the dance floor? Well, this season it’s all about ruffles but in a more feminine and elegant form. If you’re unsure whether to commit to this trend why not pop down to your local high street and test some out.

JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON

Dresses not your thing? Well, why not jump out of your comfort zone and try out a jumpsuit? It looks sleek and stylish but adds a sense of comfort so you can dance the night away to your heart’s content and feel as if your wearing your pjs out. Add some heels and a clutch bag and your outfit is sorted.

So there we have it, a quick insight into the latest party outfits this season revealing plenty of glitz and glam this Christmas. Therefore, when you receive that party invite of the year from Kevin in history class, you can arrive bringing style and sophistication to the Christmas ball.

– Charlotte Morse, Correspondent (Fashion)

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