It’s back! Last night, after weeks of anticipation, millions of us tuned into the first edition of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. The frills, sequins, froth and tango tans crash into our lounges to remind us that seasons provide the rhythm of life. As days become shorter and darker, the colourful world of Strictly gently guides us towards Christmas and the party season. Whilst Ola is a stunning lady, none of us would wish to enter a party emulating her “showgirl” style. However, we all love to add sparkle to our Christmas party outfits.
With many social events on the horizon, an investment in a stunning plain party dress, whether it’s a little black dress or another party colour, is essential. Once that dress is in your wardrobe it can be worn for years. With a pair of showstopping shoes and carefully selected accessories such as this long sparkling spherical necklace for only £14.40, it is easy to change the identity of the dress. To avoid the showgirl look, if you decide on a large, short statement necklace, keep earrings small and subtle or wear a gorgeous pair of chandelier earrings, no necklace and a stunning bangle.
And lastly, don’t leave everything to the day of the event: that’s when dress disasters are made and entrances are more Bridget Jones than Audrey Hepburn!