Coast Alfine fur jacket

1. Faux fur 

Pay fashionable tribute to old Hollywood chic with faux fur coverage.  Faux fur offers ethical, sumptuous texture and optimum warmth, either wrapped around like this gorgeous faux fur collar, or topping off a minimal party look with a fierce little covering such as the divine
Coast cropped jacket

Reiss onyx quilted leather jacket

4. Tough leather

Combine a glam-rock attitude with an eclectic edge, and invest in some luxe leather pieces this season. Sumptuous leather lends an air of dark, gothic romance whilst retaining a sleek, distinctive twist. Nail the look with a mod leather dress, or a hero biker jacket for your capsule wardrobe. When night falls, bring out your rebellious side and work luxe leather separates with a polished finish.

allegra by allegra hicks reagan dress floral baroque

9. Print

Never off the fashion radar, animal print has become as essential as skinny jeans or a failsafe LBD as a year-round staple. It’s here to stay, but the trend has diversified to include zebra, tiger, and abstract blends;
this season’s favourite is snakeskin.

Balance busy designs with sleek clutches and understated jewellery for a ladylike look. Alternatively, go bold and opt for block print for high-octane impact..

mango sheer detail dress black
The new textures

This season, it’s all about dazzling with tactile fabrics, and at a time of year when we’re continually in transit from chill winds to central heating,  remember that layers are your friend.

reiss abellia shift dress metallic

3. Metallic edge

Metallics offer all-over shine this season, while refined tailoring and current modest trends help maintain a demure style. Metallic pieces have a flattering iridescent quality about them and live for the party life. Shine on in Reiss' Abellia Dress that's part galaxy-girl and part mod-fashionista. Or opt for the long, feminine lines and unabashed glamour of the Phase Eight Collection 8 Aretta Gown, which takes its cue from the 70s era of glitzy disco parties.

ariella zoe embellished  satin dress black

6.Sleek satin

Introduce an ethereal flair into your wardrobe this season and indulge in sumptuous satin. From sleek blouses to soft feminine dresses, this luxurious fabric adds instant glamour to any outfit.

7. Baroque revival

Ornamental extravagance adds opulence as gold trims and richly-textured fabrics elegantly showcase dark colours and strict shapes. The Baroque trend is ideal for winter, as heavier fabrics and metallic colours fit the season perfectly. Floral and luxuriant jacquard prints add regal quality to garments. Opt for subtly embossed fabrics  or flashes of gold to add a majestic finish to your look.

warehouse animal print skirt brown


Subtle panelling and lightweight fabrics are ideal for desk to dinner outfitting, adding a feminine finish. Semi-sheer shirts look elegant teamed with leather leggings or skinny jeans for a current look, whilst sheer back or sleeved dresses are beautiful without forgoing coverage.

If you’re working the sheer trend during the day, camisoles and layers are ideal if you want to embrace the look without being too risqué.

Jigsaw lace ivory

2. Ladylike lace

Originally crafted for the most discerning of fashionable set, lace holds a air of sophistication and intrigue, and when styled just right, it's a striking show-stopper. This season's offering of beautiful, fine fabrics are in a slew of soft jewel tones that evoke visions of antique bridal wear, like this angelic Jigsaw lace shirt. Team it with a punchy pencil skirt and heels . For more formal occasions, evoke the inner seductress with this floor-skimming John Lewis Perla dress

ted baker tinna velvet dress mid-blue

5. Vivid velvet

Evoke a romantic film-noir air this winter and incorporate supple, rich velvet into your evening looks. Lavish and lustrous, its vibrant hues instantly uplift. From velvet tailored trousers to bold velvet dresses, this glamorous fabric makes a decadent impact.

miss selfridge embellished dress

8. Heavy embellishment

Jewel-encrusted accessories, textured clothing and statement jewellery all take centre stage as the party season nears. Whether you accent your outfit with subtle shimmer or go head-to-toe in sequins, there’s an embellished look for everyone.

Traditionally perfect for cocktail hour, embellished detail also enhances the everyday in sweatshirts, knitted dresses and even denim - an ideal way of adding a hint of sparkle without feeling too overly festive.

For more all-out sparkle, take a look at Miss Selfridge, or update your party wear with the addition of outsize gems and eye-catching colours.