Time to party

Work the Christmas party scene this year in jaw-dropping style. Expert Natalie Dark reveals the trends set to grace dancefloors this winter

Festive fashion has arrived! Christmas party season is upon us, so whether it’s an office party, dinner date, lunch with friends, house party or cocktail hour, we’ve sensational styles to take you from desk to dancefloor, pub to party. Here are the top trends you need to know now. Ladies, it’s your time to shine!


 Look subtly sexy in a luxury tux jacket. Tailoring is SUIT-ably sharp and will inject instant glamour to your going out attire. Just throw a tuxedo jacket over delicate dresses to ooze evening elegance.


 Festive frocks take a new direction this winter with fabulous feminine floral prints. Bring this bold and beautiful flower catwalk-inspired trend into your evening ensembles to look bloomin’ gorgeous, whatever the Christmas occasion.


 Lend a tough edge to your after-hours looks with ultra-chic leather separates. From skirts to dresses, shoes to accessories, soft leather is enjoying a major fashion moment. As seen on the runways of Gucci, Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti and Dior to name a few, every outfit needs a little touch of leather.


 Add some serious sparkle and shine to your after-dark dressing with embellished details, coloured jewels and pretty party pieces that’ll add instant wow factor to your wardrobe.


 Make an unforgettable entrance and show off your flirty side in ladylike lace. Chic and oh-so-sexy, luxurious lace will turn heads and see you soar in this season’s style stakes. Keep accessories simple to master this of-the-moment look.


 Every woman deserves a new Little Black Dress to see you through the party festivities in scene-stealing style! From budget buys to budget-blowing, there are silhouette-enhancing shapes to suit everyone. You’ll always have a gorgeous, glamourous go-to party outfit to hand with these irresistible investments.


 From racy red to powerful pink or purple, eye-popping brights are guaranteed to get you noticed for all the right reasons. Whatever the dress code, you won’t go wrong with these hot hues and show-stopping shades.


And for the ultimate finishing touches to your perfect party attire, inject extra glamour with shimmering statement jewellery, glitzy gems and killer party heels to dance the night away! See you at the bar…