15th Dec 2016
Contemporary cocktail wear reimagines the classics in surprise silhouettes and with unexpected detailing. Just add glitter – some things never go out of style!
THE MODERN TUXEDO
Embrace colour and pattern, toy with texture and opt for a looser silhouette – today’s modern tuxe is less stiff and more languid than the black two-pieces of old. A fluid shape simply feels fresher, less try hard, and what’s more, it’s completely dance-floor friendly.
- Gold striped zip-front jacket, €65; high-waisted gold striped trousers, €60; both at River Island 2. Pink velvet wide- leg trousers, €54; pink velvet belted jacket, €109; both Per Una at Marks & Spencer 3. Double-breasted velvet blazer, €490; cropped velvet straight-leg trouser, €330; both Vanessa Seward at net-a-porter.com
THE SHOWSTOPPER DRESS
Every woman should own one statement dress, even if you only wear it at this festive time of year. Take a simple, but nonetheless statement approach, with a piece that has clever detailing such as a cold shoulder. Luxury fabrics are taken to the next level with eye-catching embroidery and sequins.
2. Sequin embellished satin mini dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim, €905 at net-a-porter.com 3. Navy and bronze jacquard dress, €474 at LK Bennett 4. Shimmer jacquard dress, €49.95 at Zara 5. Cold-shoulder floral dress, €60 at River Island
This article originally appeared in the December issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.?
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