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Festive fashion; SNAP UP TRENDY TREATS FOR XMAS.

Byline: DEMELZA DE BURCA

DECK the halls and dust off the Santa hat - it's almost Christmas party season.

Let's face it, the festive period is a lot of fun but it can be seriously stressful too.

So instead of the panic buy, why not get organised this winter, starting with your wardrobe? Christmas is the one time of the year when you can go all out on your outfit and for 2014 party dresses are more glamorous than ever.

Think gold brocade, rich purples, glittery blues and seductive black velvets.

But with so much on offer this season, which styles should you choose? Your festive dressing-up kit should include at least one glam dress teamed with high heels.

Go all out in a navy sequin gown (TFNC at House of Fraser), while golden girls will love Next's metallic lace dress.

A little black number is always a winner and we adore Lipsy's bodycon dress with gold necklace detail.

Keira Knightley's fondness for Valentino was paraded on the red carpet this year in a series of jaw-dropping creations from the Italian fashion house.

Get the lo and take at Chi Londo premium m dress.

Get the look for less and take a twirl in Chi Chi London's elegant premium metallic lace midi prom dress.

Androgenous suits also made a major impact with A-listers this year with everyone from Cara Delevingne to Kate Moss rocking some masculine tailoring.

Why not take inspiration from the supermodels and team a cool jumpsuit, as seen at Monsoon and Miss Selfridge, with a tailored blazer and killer heels.

It for stra It's also a perfect outfit for those who have to go straight from the office to the dance floor.

Glitter Lipsy Bodycon Dress with Gold Necklace Detail, [euro]Chi Chi London Premium Metallic Lace Midi Prom Dress with Bardot Neck, [euro]107 Razan Dress [euro]210, Monsoon Sequin Dress [euro]89, Parka Jacket [euro]180, T-Bar Sandals [euro]80, Next Shaggy Faux Fur Jacket, Next Gold Jacquard Blazer [euro]BIBA Black Label Lab Gold Jacquard Skirt, BIBA, House of Fraser Navy Sequin Gown, [euro]102.40, TFNC at House of Fraser Panya Jumpsuit, [euro]182, Monsoon

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 30, 2014
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