Festive fashion: 7 trends to know about

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Festive Fashion: 7 Trends To Know About Festive Fashion: 7 Trends To Know About
Dune London Breanna Heels; Brooker Blue Top Handle Mini Bag
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Katie Wright, PA Fashion and Beauty Editor

Christmas is just around the corner, and even though Christmas parties may be off the agenda for many thanks once again to Covid-19, it doesn't mean you can't get into the festive spirit with some winter style.

This year you’re spoilt for choice in the fashion department, with cute cocktail dresses, chic separates and fab accessories to suit everyone’s style.

These are the seven key trends everyone needs to know about this festive season…

1. Babydoll dresses

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New Look Anne-Marie Loves My Hero Ultimate Party Petite White Mini Dress; Walk Tall Gold Block Heel Sandals

With puff sleeves and a short, voluminous skirt, babydoll dresses in pastel and candy colours are the prettiest way to do party dressing. Add 70s style platform heels and statement earrings and you’re ready to go.

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2. Statement blouses

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Very Michelle Keegan Satin High Neck Blouse Pink

The ‘going out top’ is still going strong, with high-necked blouses in jewel tones the ideal match for jeans or wide-leg trousers.

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M&Co Green Sparkle Blouse (available in December)

3. Sequin trousers

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Hope Fashion The Sequin Top Black; The Sequin Trouser Black

Prefer tailoring to party frocks? Add some glitz with a pair of sequinned trousers teamed with a simple black top or coordinating tee.

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DeFacto Fitted Crew Neck Athletic High Neck Tank Top Black; Relax Fit Embroidered Wide Leg Trousers Black

4. Long-sleeved dresses

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Star by Julien Macdonald Purple Sequin Dress, Freemans

Go all-out with a sequin-covered long-sleeved dress in a brilliantly bright hue. A frock like this needs little by way of accessories, just strappy heels and a clutch.

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Monsoon Sasha Sequin Shift Dress Pink

5. Fluffy bags

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River Island Pink Feather Shoulder Bag

A faux fur or feather-covered bag in a contrasting colour is the perfect way to add a little pizzazz to an all-black outfit.

6. Pearl earrings

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Oliver Bonas Perla Double Pearl Drop Gold Plated Drop Earrings

Pearls have made a major comeback in recent years, but we’re not talking demure studs. This season’s statement pairs are bold and beautiful.

7. Carrie Bradshaw heels

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Dune London Breanna Heels; Brooker Blue Top Handle Mini Bag

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Step out in style with a pair of diamante-encrusted shoes inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic heels in the Sex And The City movie. These classic courts were a major trend on the autumn/winter catwalks and now we’re seeing them on the high street in everything from royal blue to hot pink.

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