Embellishment. Lovely, lovely embellishment.

The Christmas period is about all that sparkles, so its no surprise really that it was all over the catwalks. Christmas parties and new year’s outfits have loads of inspiration.

If you read our number 3 in the countdown, it was heavily based around empowering clothing and strong statements. Although the glitz and glam of diamanté is typically associated with delicacy and daintiness, this season we are talking about BOLD ornamentation.  Large 3D florals sparkled their way over dresses, and extreme embroidery twisted its way over garments. Its easy for anyone to wear, and adds glamour to any outfit. And if you’re thinking ‘how would I ever get my hands on that Ashish dress!?’, do not panic. You can cheat your way to this look by buying broaches and adding them to your clothing, instantly ornamenting them. And don’t get us wrong, although this season is all about the powerful woman, its still about femininity. Beauty and virtuosity. Its a great trend to have on your radar and invest in a good piece of clothing if you do try it out, because it will more than likely last you through the decades. Sparkle will never go out of the timeless fashion  fixes.

[All images from; Red or Dead Charleston shoes from schuh]

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