- It's time to start curating a dazzling Christmas party wardrobe
- There's plenty of ways to add some sparkle to the celebrations
- We round up the best celebrity styles you can take cues from
- Next has an incredible array of Christmas partywear to help you celebrate in style
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As well as mistletoe and wine, it's time to start curating a dazzling Christmas party wardrobe full of glitzy, festive frocks.
Whether you're at an office bash, out on the town or hosting a cocktail party at home this year, there's plenty of ways to add some sparkle to the celebrations with the perfect festive party pieces.
From Beyonce's love of lace to Taylor Swift's penchant for molten metallics, you can follow the stars to discover the top 2016 Christmas party looks.
BEYONCE'S NEW ROMANTIC LACE
She's a global megastar, fashion icon and entrepreneur who is so iconic that she goes by just one name - so when Beyonce trials a trend you know it's big news.
The sartorially savvy songstress has been wearing plenty of new Romantic lace on the red carpet in recent months.
Whether she's wearing a classic black lace gown or funky white Peter Pan collared number, Queen Bey proves that it's the most ladylike of trends and certainly one to tap into this festive season.
Adding a delicately feminine touch to your Christmas party wardrobe, lace-adorned dresses are intricate and ethereal yet still sexy and festive.
The secret to wearing lace is to choose simple, feminine shapes, avoiding anything too fussy.
Equally, don’t flash too much flesh - lace can be sexy in an understated way.
RIHANNA'S SEXY STYLE
There was a time when wearing something too revealing was seen as a huge faux pas. Now, however, it’s de rigueur and championed by the most stylish of women - especially sexy star Rihanna.
But how can non-exhibitionist women keep up with the hottest trend of winter whilst simultaneously keeping it classy? Very easily!
Opt for classic black to keep the look classy and remember, sometimes only a slither of skin is needed to stay on trend without baring all.
Follow Rihanna's lead and opt for semi sheer panels, which add impact to an opaque fabric, or try wearing a long-line blazer with tights and stilettos.
Take your style cues from the sexy singer and you're sure to have it (un) covered this Christmas party season!
ADELE'S FLATTERING FULL-LENGTH NUMBER
Party season isn't all about flashing the flesh and glamorous pop star Adele is proof that full-length gowns can impress, too.
The 28-year-old singer has the most incredible collection of billowing dresses in different hues and textures.
Adele loves to wear hers covered with smatterings of sequins or adorned with intricate lace embroidery, with both styles being perfect for the party season.
Full-length gowns are classy, flattering and pack plenty of high octane glamour.
It's time to go to great lengths with your style this season.
ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY'S GLITZY GOLD GOWNS
Christmas party season is a glittering affair, and that is certainly reflected in the dress code.
Metallics, glistening sequins and over-the-top embellishment are the A-lister's go-to choices when it comes to getting glammed up for a soiree.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley always shines in glistening fabrics, proving sequins and glitter are back on the style menu this season and you don't have to look like a baubaul.
Sequins are glamorous and look great under the flash-bulbs, whilst metallics rarely take a bad picture because they are just so flattering to wear.
For the simplest way to embrace the trend, go for silver, gold and bronzes, which even out skin tone and suit most hair colours.
This look is all about making a little go a long way; keep the detailing simple with a pared back colour palette.
CHERYL'S MODERN JUMPSUIT
If a glitzy gown just isn't for you, there's plenty of other ways to dress to impress this party season.
As Cheryl proves, the jumpsuit is one of the most glamorous garments you can own when worn with killer heels and the right accessories.
The all-in-one trouser suit can look elegant and urbane – and you don't have to be a six-foot supermodel to carry it off.
Wearing the same colour from head to toe elongates your silhouette - optimise this with a pair of sky-high heels.
A jumpsuit is the perfect backdrop for a statement necklace or eye-catching earrings and will make you stand out from the crowd this party season.
TAYLOR SWIFT'S SPARKLING MINIDRESSES
As one of the globe's most stylish women, Taylor Swift loves nothing more than a glittering metallic.
From bronze mini dresses and metallic skirts to gunmetal gowns— the idea is to shine as brightly as the star on top of the Christmas tree... but to look a bit cool, too.
There’s a shade to suit almost every skin tone and it’s an easy look, especially for evenings when you want to shine on the dancefloor.
If you’re wearing a metallic dress, keep your accessories and make up simple and matte
THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE'S FEMININE FLORALS
It's the look that the Duchess of Cambridge turns to time and time again proving you really can't go wrong with florals. Kate has trialled the trend by wearing a bold red poppy emblazoned evening dress, as well as a more subtle black gown embellished with intricate flower prints.
The chic, girlish look is not only flattering but it works for every single occasion, making it perfect for the festive period.
Whether channelling a demure floral below-the-knee dress or opting for a more flirtatious, feminine mini dress, pair yours with stilettos or flats and a tailored blazer or edgy leather jacket for the ultimate feminine look this Christmas.
HEIDI KLUM'S FABULOUS FEATHERS AND FRINGING
Celebrities who want to make an impact on the red carpet always opt for dramatic feathers and fringing and you can steal their style, just look to supermodel Heidi Klum, who pulls the look off with aplomb.
But how on earth can you pull the look off without resembling Big Bird?
The safest – and most chic - way to trial the trend is by opting for a neutral colour palette; think nude, grey or black.
You can also toughen up a frou- frou feathered dress or skirt with denim or leather to give your look the edge.