Fashion: Party time - nail the celebration season

By Michiko Hylands

Dare to dazzle.
Dare to dazzle.

Dare to dazzle in shimmering sequins and fabrics, perfect for this time of year. Add texture and elegance with exquisite lace, or sophistication with slinky after-dark separates.

Hailwood Galaxy gown (made to measure) $3500
A sequined dress will always turn heads. Bodycon designs often need good shapewear underneath to create a more streamlined effect.

Esther V-neck dress $679
Silk scarf $149
Brogues $379
All from Kate Sylvester

Boldly show off your new lingerie. The less risque option is to wear a classic red satin slip underneath.

Camilla & Marc Fresia dress $660
When a dress is simple, make it all about the accessories. Layer up bracelets and choose a statement necklace to gain extra style points.

Carlson Magdalena dress $349
Ladies who have a fuller bust will love the flattering V-neck and crossover bodice of this dress.

Saint halter top $349
Lania skirt $599
All from Harman Grubisa

Add an illuminating highlighter to your foundation to create a glowing complexion, perfect for this ultra-feminine ensemble.

Charmaine Reveley Scarlet "Frock" $595
Miss Wilson Hayley shoes $349

A sparkly sheath dress is your ultimate secret weapon. Team with a thin belt to create shape at the waist and don a tailored black jacket for cooler nights.

Alice McCall Look Good Feel Good Gown in antique rose $579
from Superette

A nude dress is a must-have piece for all women. If you feel a little washed out, simply bronze up your skin, add some lashes and go for a bright lip.

Accessories box

Isabel Marant Etoile Meegan Metallic high-heel sandal $729
McQ Alexander McQueen Addicted Cross Body Bag $490
Cathy Pope Ring Gold Snowflake Obsidian ring $259
Karen Walker Split Flame One Earrings, $45
Rose And Thorne En Forme Lace Bra in Lipstick Pink $27
Rose and Thorne Bowleg Brief Lace in Lipstick Pink $15
Love and Object Couture Chanel Black Pearl Necklace $3789

Beauty bar

Mellow Treasure Chest Eye Palette $34
Billiion Dollar Brows Micro Pencil in Light Brown $34
Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Toasted Sugar $60
Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder 'Morning Aura' Illuminating Creme $190
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Sparkle Clash Shade 19 $65
Kiehl's Daily Recovery Concentrate 15ml $45


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