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Celebration season is upon us, presenting plenty of outfit dilemmas. 'What to wear to a dinner party?' and 'What to wear over a cocktail dress?' are just some of the conundrums, style curator Kat Farmer solves by sharing three ways to dress up over the coming months.


"This is the perfect party dress. Rich velvet, long sleeves, flattering on everyone... and pockets! What's not to love?

You could wear it to a winter wedding with a fascinator or to a cocktail party. Just add a faux fur coat for full-on glamour."

"For an easy desk to dinner look (or if you're just not a dress person), opt for a standout suit.

Rich burgundy needlecord works for both day and night. Styled with a red frill blouse, this look epitomises tailored elegance."

"Nothing looks more festive than sparkle. Whether you're going out or hosting a dinner party at home.

Comfortable yet chic, go all out and pair a lurex knit with a metallic skirt – perfect with jewel embellished heels – or slippers!"

As Kat Farmer shows, when it comes to how to dress up for a party (or any event), it's all about wearing what makes you feel good. From flattering fits to sumptuous fabrics, this is the season to have fun with your look whether you're drawn to smart partywear or casual party outfits.

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