Party season is well and truly upon us.
The next month will be a swirl of parties, cocktails, champagnes & mince pies.
If you're anything like me this means sitting cross legged on your bedroom floor surrounded by discarded dresses that either make you look too fat/tall/short/butch/skinny/podgy/slutty, looking at your phone wondering if you can get out of going to the party.
Well, hopefully this will help.
My little guide to Christmas party style, a few cracking dresses chosen to make you feel a million dollars, whatever your budget.
They're also all sneaky little numbers that will help disguise those extra winter pounds.
Let's get started, shall we?
Dress - French Connection £77 (usually £115)
Shoes - YSL Tributes £695
Lipstick - MAC Lipcreme £12
I found this slinky little number in the French Connection sale. It's
a rip off an homage to Hervé Léger's bandage dresses and a miracle worker. The fabric is good 'n' sturdy and will suck you in in al the right places. Tiny waist and boobs up around your neck? Yes please, Santa. The bag and shoes are sophisticated and quietly let the dress do the talking. MAC's lipcreme is the deep, dark cherry on top.
Dress - Missguided £26
Shoes - ASOS £55
Bag - River Island £30
Eyeline - Bobbi Brown £17
Lipsalve - Vaseline £3
What could be more festive than green velvet? Play frisky elf in this Missguided number. The cross over top pulls in your waist and elongates the neck. Snuggly long sleeves make arms appear thinner and hides ghostly sun-thirsty skin. Statement heels & clutch keep the look modern and a flick of black eyeliner and soft nude lips let natural beauty shine through.
Dress - French Connection £155
Bag - YSL Clutch £560
Shoes - Missguided £35Lipstick - Tom Ford £36
This dress is a dream. Create an optical illusion & nip in that waist, whether you're a size 6 or a 16.
Bargainous red soles will make your legs look endless and Tom Ford lipstick will tie it all together with a vampy pop of colour.
The YSL clutch will look after you for a lifetime, black is always the new black.
Dress - Nasty Gal £30
Shoes - Nasty Gal £55
Clutch bag - ASOS £30
Earrings - Accessorize £10
Eyeshaddow - Bobbi Brown £16
If I had to choose just one brand to dress in for the rest of my life, it would be Nasty Gal.
This dress is demure, feminin, flattering & still utterly sexy. The red shoes make my heart go giddy up.
I really don't know what more I can say about this look... festive perfection.
Sadly none of this is going to arrive in time for tonight's party.
What the hell can I wear?!