By Charlotte Sutherland-Hawes
The festive period is upon us, and with it comes a wealth of parties and events, requiring sharp dressing and glamorous looks. From dinner with friends, to work drinks and the all-important Christmas day outfit, recent seasons have provided us with a wealth of sartorial options for every occasion. Encapsulate the festive feel with luxurious fabrics like velvet in rich winter shades, or sparkle your way through the holidays in satin and diamonds. Whether you prefer a modern take on a classic, or making a statement in sequins, there's no need to panic: our head-to-toe guide will ensure you don't put a stiletto-clad foot wrong. Just think of Vogue.fr as your Christmas party fairy godmother, leaving you looking your best right through to 2014. You're welcome.
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