It’s time to finally address something that can often be overlooked. Dresses and skirts? Not for everyone. There, we said it. Whilst pins-a-plenty undoubtedly has that classic party feel, this is the season where alternative dressing finally has its time to shine as we look for new ways, and new lengths, to wow at our biggest events. Super smart and effortlessly sophisticated, it’s all about working the party trouser this yuletide. Think midi length culottes and high necklines for something demure yet enchanting, using Alexa Chung for inspiration with cute plaits for an extra quirky twist on evening beauty. Sweet shades of pink and neutrals inject an extra dose of femininity to tailored cropped designs whilst prints can prove themselves to be the life and soul of the party when worn with block colour accessories. Heels are, of course, a must.