The sequin skirt has galloped ahead as this Xmas season’s must have staple. More versatile than the sequin dress, the sequin skirt can be dressed up for those Xmas parties and dressed down for the more causal Xmas gatherings.

The Star of the Show – The Sequin Skirt

The sequin skirt comes in many styles: from minis to floor length and from pencil skirts to voluminous midis. We’ve chosen J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams navy sequin pencil skirt. A classic style to suit all shapes and sizes. The sequins are small and have more of a matt finish.

Price £55.

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_017010529143_-1

Dress Up for Hollywood Style Glamour

This outfit comprises:

Mixing different textures is high up in the fashion stakes so we’re taking the rough with the smooth and teaming our sequin skirt with a velvet floral lace top from M&S Limited Edition range. Their black top combines smooth velvet with delicate lace for a touch of Gothic Romance, one of the strong trends in AW15.

Price: Was £35 now £24.50.

http://www.marksandspencer.com/velvet-floral-lace-top/p/p60074664

Keep the Gothic Romantic fires burning with dramatic Black Magic earrings from Cadenzza. The geometric-shaped black crystals are from Swarovski and are set in rose gold plating.

Price £99.

http://www.cadenzza.co.uk/search-black+magic/shop/black-magic-earrings/5201235/2

Cold feet? No but we’re loving the frozen crystal effect emulated by the Pascale Ombre Glitter court shoes. Graduating from black to silver adds depth and interest.

By Shoe Box available via Very.co.uk.

Price: Were £25 now £17.50.

http://www.very.co.uk/shoe-box-pascale-point-court-graduated-glitternbsp/1461225191.prd?_requestid=205001

Velvet is a great tactile fabric for clutch bags, feeling soft and plush to the touch. Going back to the blues we’ve gone for Debenhams’ J by Jasper Conran dark blue velvet clutch bag.

Price £35.

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_087010500547_-1

First impressions count and making a grand entrance means you need to ensure your coat states glamour too. We’ve complemented our sparkling sequin skirt with a soft dip dye blue and snowy white faux fur jacket from Look Again.

Price £87.

http://www.lookagain.co.uk/products/dip-dye-faux-fur-jacket-by-glamorous/_/A-88W555_8

Dress down for Casual Chic Glamour

This outfit comprises:

Be on trend and wear an oversized jumper with your sequin skirt. Juxtaposing the ‘boyfriend’ jumper with a feminine skirt has become a huge fashion hit this winter and says effortlessly chic!

Phase Eight Lila jumper’s chunky roll neck and loose trapeze fit will keep you cosy and chic. Its neutral colour of grey marl ensures the skirt is still the shining star.

Price was £69, now £59.

http://www.phase-eight.com/fcp/product/phase-eight/knitwear/lila-cowl-knit-jumper/401828019

Throw on a long pendant or necklace over your slouchy jumper. Oliver Bonas Pentagonal Geo Necklace maintains the casual look whilst adding retro style interest with its coloured resin and wooden pentagonal shapes.

Price £26.

https://www.oliverbonas.com/jewellery/blue-pentagonal-geo-necklace-36111#selection=color:Blue

Adding a tough of girlie fun is the must have faux fur bag.

Helen Moore Kingfisher Chain Cross Body bag was £69 now £55.20.

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Helen+Moore+Kingfisher+Chain+Cross+Body+Bag/223112488,default,pd.html

The Casual Chic Glamour look works well with most footwear styles:

To tone down the glamour and tip the fashion scales more on to the casual side, team with a pair of chunky boots or flat shoes such as brogues. This will give an edgier look to the outfit. Here we’ve chosen navy suede and leather panel ankle boots from Glamorous.

Price £127.

http://www.glamorous.com/navy-suede-and-leather-panel-ankle-boots.html

To step up the glamour, slip on a pair of high heels. These will elongate the legs and give a sexier look to the outfit. We’ve gone for subtle animal magnetism with Dune’s Ashlyn navy reptile print heel court shoe.

Price £75.

http://www.dunelondon.com/ashlyn-reptile-print-pin-heel-court-shoe-0085506700012171/

KAREN GRACE

Karen Grace is the Fashion & Beauty Editor for www.EclipseMagazine.co.uk.

She studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. 

You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com 

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