Whether you take any opportunity to get glammed up or would rather skip your office Christmas party to watch Scrooge, there's no getting away from the fact that party season is now upon us. But don't just take our word for it—look at the shops. It appears that little fashion fairies were working overtime last night, for when we commenced our daily scout of various new-in sections this morning, we realised impressive party collections had landed at our favourite affordable fashion haunts. Namely at Zara, and & Other Stories.
From Topshop's high-octane faux-fur cover-up to Zara's latest dose of sparkling dresses and accessories, there are almost too many sparkly, spangly things to choose from. Which is why we took it upon ourselves to sift through the sequins and satin to bring you the very best party pieces from all three stores. Keep scrolling and you'll soon find yourself googling the nearest disco…
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The bandeau is back.
Smocked details are all the rage this party season.
For would-be Cinderellas.
The puff sleeves make this cord blazer feel so glamorous.
Add this to any ensemble.
The ideal accompaniment to leather trousers.
A Carrie Bradshaw moment.
These trousers will look sos chic with a sheer blouse.
Pearls are the ideal antidote to sparkle.
This is '80s party styling at its finest.
These shoes will go with everything.
Because your coat should be glamorous, too.
Wear this with a low messy bun and red lips…
… and with the matching skirt.
So much sparkle for the price.
Neutralise this suit with simple accessories.
This will help dress up your favourite jeans.
Or dress these down loafers and a T-shirt.
Rhinestones and velvet? Topshop, you're spoiling us.
We've seen this dress on and can confirm it's gorgeous.
Who said party shoes can't be boots?
This chic bag also comes in black, too.
Headbands are still going strong.
This dress will look equally great with sheer tights.
Pretty as a bow.
The ideal desk-side update.
Try layering this dress over a metallic roll-neck.
Zara's sell-out sheer top has been overhauled in leopard print.
You'll keep this beaded bag forever.
This skirt moves beautifully.
If in doubt, dress on the demure side—it always looks elegant.
Another day, another Zara blazer we're coveting.
No one will believe this jumpsuit cost less than £30.