Fashion

Party outfits: for every budget

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Thankfully, party outfits have come a long way since a bit of tinsel around your hair and a make-shift belt fashioned out of some LED lights.

In fact, there's a myriad of sparkly and sequined garments you can don to whatever festive fiesta you're headed to (and yes, that includes crushed velvet).

Here, we've compiled some of the best items to suit every budget.

  • The black sequin dress

    We're fans of the old sartorial cliché that you only ever flash legs or cleavage, not both. This dress is a solid staple for any party season, which you can use over and over. It also has a particularly sexy backless feature.

    £485; farfetch.com

  • The black sequin dress

    Similarly, this dress from Scandinavian brand Monki will take you through the festive period. The long sleeves will keep you warm in the cold nights, just pair with black tights when it's freezing.

    £35; monki.com

  • Sequin top

    If you told us you didn't like a sequin top, we know you'd be lying. Here's one of our favourites from Whistles which reminds us of a mermaid's tale.

    £195; whistles.com

  • Sequin top

    If you want to keep the costs down, you can go for this version from TopShop.

    £35; topshop.com

  • Blue sequin jumpsuit

    Jumpsuits are rapidly becoming our go-to outfit for this party season. This one includes sparkly bits and a flared leg which is perfect for any disco dancing you'll be doing.

    £160.00; coast-stores.com

  • Blue sequin jumpsuit

    If you're after a more tapered leg and want to do less damage to your purse, this option is ideal. Grab a stole for your shoulders and you're Christmas party ready.

    £59.99; newlook.com

  • Sequin jacket

    There will come a time in your life when the only thing you need is a sparkly jacket. Sure, it might not be the most practical item in your wardrobe but you can sling it over anything and it'll make you look like the most glamourous person in the room.

    £170; johnlewis.com

  • Sequin jacket

    This sequined jacket is also a brilliant option. Pair it with a white t-shirt, jeans and heels for an understated look.

    £69.99; shop.mango.com

  • Gold dress

    Christmas jumpers aren't really the way to show you want to celebrate the festive period. No, it's actually wearing a gold dress. FACT.

    £159; johnlewis.com

  • Gold dress

    If you don't want to break the bank but you still want something gold, why not try this sequined dress?

    £56; dorothyperkins.co.uk

  • Prom dress

    For something a little girlier, this is the ideal party frock.

    £ 180; houseoffraser.co.uk

  • Prom dress

    An alternative is this prom dress from Vero Moda. You'll look stylish and still have some money left over to buy a cocktail.

    £38.35; veromoda.com

  • 5os Style Dress

    While not everyone can pull off the 50s-style dress, this one will look good on anyone.

    £130; houseoffraser.co.uk

  • 50s style dress

    The embroidered flower details on this little number means you can look chic as well as pretty.

    £75; topshop.com

  • Metallic skirt

    Who doesn't love a metallic skirt? No one, that's who. Wear with a fluffy jumper or plain t-shirt to make it shine (even more, that is).

    £149; marksandspencer.com

  • Metallic skirt

    If you want metallic but can't afford leather, this one from TopShop is perfect. Match a silver necklace with this and a black jumper and you're good to go.

    £38; topshop.com

  • Pink sequin top

    Pink and sequins might seem a little Barbie-fied but if you wear this with a pair of tapered cigarette pants, you'll look ultra sophisticated.

    240 euros; yoox.com

  • Pink sequin top

    New Look's more pocket-friendly option is perfect to team with high-waisted trousers.

    £24.99; newlook.com

  • Velvet dress

    Ah velvet. While we banished you to the back of our wardrobe in 1998, we're now ready for the revival. Case in point is this brilliant dark blue velvet and mesh body con dress from Reiss.

    £169; reiss.com

  • Velvet dress

    If you don't want to splash out then opt for this velvet dress instead.

    £19.99; newlook.com