Let Liv Tyler, Holly Willoughby and Donna Air give you festive style inspo this part season...


For anyone with one (or twenty) parties to attend this year, the idea of trying to figure out what to wear over and over again can be a little daunting. Luckily these stylish A-list types are on hand to give us sartorial party motivation.

Navigating the high street during the manic Christmas shopping season is a tricky thing. Aside from the whole hustle and bustle, working out which frock to invest in is could end up giving you more of a headache than public transport.

Velvet is a standout star at Christmas

Every year there are a few party trends that make a very welcome return. This year’s offerings of plush velvet pieces is some of the best yet with gorgeous dresses, chic jumpsuits and the coolest extras all making an appearance.

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An LBD is always a good call, especially when it’s made from festive velvet. James Middleton’s missus Donna Air looked incredible in her cami midi recently. We love how she’s styled the frock with chunky boots to dress it down.

Make like Holly Willoughby and shine in sequins

Sheer dresses are always a party hit but often a little too risque to carry off. Thankfully high street geniuses Dorothy Perkins understand this dilemma and have created the most beautiful floral embroidered frock with just enough sheer. Because we don’t all have a body like Emmerdale star Fiona Wade…

Got your annual office ‘do coming up? The Great British Bake Off’s Candice looks lovely in her sporty flared dress. Red is a great shade for Christmas and Very’s version will look good with flats during the day and heels with lippy at night.

It wouldn’t be a Christmas party without a smattering of sequins! Holly Willoughby’s floor length gown is just the ting for a chic evening event. We love Myleene Klass for Littlewood’s strappy frock.