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.

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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