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Women’s partywear: the best going out outfits

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From sequin party dresses and going out blouses to black evening dresses and sparkly tops, we’ve rounded-up our favourite fashion buys from Centrale & Whitgift that’ll see you through the party season in style! This year it’s all about sequins, sparkles and metallics. 

Silver party dresses


Nothing says partywear like a dress in gold, silver or bronze. And if you’re searching for the perfect one to see you through the party season (and many more to come), look no further.

Take your pick from this body con dress, courtesy of Topshop, easy-to-wear shift dresses and statement halterneck styles in rose gold. 

For the ultimate evening party outfit, team your metallic dress with an elegant pair of black strappy sandals. Concerned about too much bling? Tone things down with opaque tights and swap for elegant courts.

Main image: rainbow metallic wrap dress, £65, Topshop; Barely There high sandals, £34, Next; long sparkly earrings, £8.99, H&M

Left to right: silver plisse bodycon halter neck dress, £38, River Island; gold sequin dress, £62, Next; zig zag sequin high neck sleeveless mini dress, £99, Star by Julien at Debenhams
Evening dresses with sleeves


Yes, it’s party season – but it’s also winter and freezing. If you don’t fancy barely-there straps, but also don’t want to compromise on style, then invest in a long sleeve dress instead.  

To ensure your party dress dazzles rather than dulls, look for elegant detailing and embellishment like lace, embroidery, beading or sequins. Deep V necklines, balloon sleeves and ruffle hems add interest. And if you fancy being daring, go for a short hemline – your arms are covered, after all. 

Style it up with your favourite faux fur coat and add a glitzy clutch. 

Main image: embroidered tulle dress, £149, Mango in House of Fraser; long sparkly stone earrings, £9.99, H&M; silver square pave choker, £10, River Island 

Left to right: metallic embroidered long sleeve dress, £79, Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams; sequin mini dress, £175, Karen Millen at House of Fraser; Tiffany knot mini dress, £35, Topshop

Sequin skirts


If there’s one item to invest in this season, this is it: the versatile sequin skirt. Don’t blame us if a few of these end up in your wardrobe… 

We’re head over heels for this multi-stripe sequin skirt from Next (they also have one with amazing oversized black sequins). And the magpie in us can’t help but want this Warehouse silver sequin skirt.  

For after dark, pop on a metallic blouse (sequins and shiny materials are a match made in party heaven!) and choose black suede heels.

When the party season’s over, don’t throw it to the back of your wardrobe: swap in a slim grey jumper and complete the look with tights and biker boots. 

Main image: multi sequin skirt, £50, Next; satin top with bow, £29.99, Zara; rose gold metallic block heel platform sandals, £27.99, Next; gold skinny hoop earrings, £2.49, New Look 

Left to right: printed knit skirt with sequin detail, £49.99, Zara; black sequin skirt, £40, Next; velvet sequin midi skirt, £42, Warehouse at House of Fraser 

Party tops


If the dress code for your Christmas night out is ‘jeans and a nice top’, we’ve got exactly what you need with our pick of the best party tops. 

This Karen Millen sequin camisole will ensure you’re the talk of the party for all the right reasons. It works just as well with slim cigarette pants, as it does with a fine pleat skirt. 

Satin and embroidered blouses are also high on our shopping list. This Whistles one with delicate gold polka dots will keep you looking polished and party ready. Throw it on with ankle-grazing jeans and block heels for a festive drink with friends.

Main image: sequin embellished cami top, £125, Karen Millen; pleated skirt, £45, M&S; crystal stone drop earrings, £12.50, Next; purple glitter clutch, £26, Next

Left to right: satin blouse, £17.99, H&M; sequin cami in teal, £16, Next; Gianni gold dobby blouse, £129, Whistles at House of Fraser 

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