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STYLE ADVICE: What can I wear to smart Christmas drinks parties?

Posted on: November 19, 2012

QUESTION: Help please! What can I wear to smart Christmas drinks parties? Unlikely to wear more than two or three times so budget £250 to £300. Need to avoid classic beige and taupe colours as they make me look totally drained.

REPLY: For a smart drinks party I think it is acceptable to wear trousers and a top, or a dress depending on location. You could choose a versatile LBD, and dress up with statement jewellery, or keep it simple and wear your hair up with an understated pair of drop earrings and killer shoes. If you can stand it wear bare legs as it looks a lot more modern than black sheers, otherwise go for a very sheer nude tight. There are some great versatile pieces out there which means you will get a lot more more than two/three times out of your purchases.

1. John Galliano long sleeved dress £117.20: This dress is amazing and very well- priced, it has a v-neck which is flattering as it draws the eye down to your trim waist and shows off some skin. The sleeves are long so it will give more warmth on chilly evenings. The draping is very chic and the flared skirt again accentuates your slender waist. Wear it with some drop earrings (above), there is a huge choice of glamorous statement earrings on the high street.

2. Mirror court shoe by Zara £69.99: These shoes will steal envious glances from everyone. They will look fabulous with the Galliano dress and jazz up a simple black trousers and black top combination. Or, these red suede pointed heels by Zara £39.99 are also a good option. Add these heels to the dress or the trousers and your outfit instant has an edge.

3. Diane Von Furstenberg black tuxedo trousers £230: These trousers are sleek and sexy, they have a great contrast side stripe and will look fab with a blouse or evening top and heels.

4. Black silk wrap body by Reiss £125: This is a very chic deep v -wrap blouse, add a necklace or again the drop earrings and tuxedo trousers and the Zara shoes and you have a killer outfit.

For a slightly less smart occasion take a look at this blouse also from Reiss. Have a wonderful time at your Christmas drinks party. Nickix

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