Take a break from dresses and gowns; instead, opt for a glamorous top and trouser duo at your next black-tie evening. We adore the rich raspberry shade of this ruffled asymmetric bodysuit, while sweeping wide-leg trousers will balance out your silhouette. Johanna Ortiz bodysuit and Elizabeth and James trousers, available at Net-a-Porter.com.
Whether it’s for a pre-Christmas dinner party or New Year’s Eve, Sachin & Babi’s perfectly proportioned pink gown is a masterclass in modern elegance. The V front invites you to add a sparkling necklace, and we say match your manicure to the stunning crimson embroidery that decorates the skirt. Sachin & Babi gown, available at Neiman Marcus.
It doesn’t get much more effortlessly chic than Alice & Olivia’s off-the-shoulder dress. We love the form-fitting top against the flowing, scissor-pleated skirt, especially in molten gold. Alice & Olivia dress, available at Harvey Nichols.
Kalita’s floor-skimming gown comes in a beautiful shade of green and is a sensational way to stay comfortable without sacrificing style. The gathered plunge front is our favourite feature and is a smart way to showcase glittering jewels. Kalita gown, available at Net-a-Porter.com.
Split sleeves keep this micro style on the right side of modern. Set the dancefloor alight in this light-reflecting sequinned style – it’s guaranteed to keep all eyes on you! The only rule? Vertiginous heels are a must. Osman dress, available at Matchesfashion.com.
Velvet is one of the season’s biggest style stories. We’re backing this moody midnight blue gown from Michael lo Sordo as one of winter’s stay buys – it oozes total cool. Heeled sandals in silver or gold will make the perfect accompaniment. Michael lo Sordo, available at Brownsfashion.com.
Take your cue from the New Year’s Eve disco ball and set your style to stun in this shimmering silver jumpsuit. Cinched at the waist and ankles, it’ll bring a dash of 1970s sophistication to dressed-up events. Stella McCartney jumpsuit, available at Saks Fifth avenue.
We don’t know what we love more, the scalloped edge of Alexander McQueen’s black off-the-shoulder top, or the vibrant hue of Gucci’s fluid skirt. Separately, they look great, together, they’re divine! Take them out on the town with a micro clutch and sleek ponytail. Alexander McQueen top and Gucci skirt, available at Matchesfashion.com.