If there’s a time of the year when it’s definitely socially acceptable to dress like a Christmas decoration, it’s the festive season. Sparkle, shimmer and more bling than Liberace, we suggest you opt for both glitzy dresses and sequinned shoes. Here’s our edit of the party pieces to cavort, caper and captivate in…

Dazzling Dresses

Markus Lupfer sequin star knit dress – The king of statement knits, this jumper dress from Mr Lupfer ensures you stay winter warm and adequately covered up to be appropriate for any family get-togethers or office parties.

By Malene Birger Callinga embellished striped tweed dress – A nod to 1960’s style, By Malene Birger’s sequinned frock marries Christmas sparkle and tweed – the fabric du jour, if fashion critics are to be believed.

Reiss Alison detachable collar sequin dress – A full schedule of Christmas parties in the diary? This berry red tailored dress from Reiss is brilliantly adaptable with a chic Peter Pan collar detail.

Topshop embellished shoulder skater dress – Topshop’s twist on the classic LBD has a pretty floaty skirt that just begs to be twirled in, plus its flattering full-skirted style suits all shapes and sizes. Especially good if you’ve overindulged on the mince pies…

Hit the dancefloor at Christmas parties in our pick of the festive frocks from Markus Lupfer, By Malene Birger, Reiss and Topshop

Sparkly Shoes

ASOS Lucy ballet flats – Who says party shoes can’t be comfortable and practical? These bow-detailed ballet flats from ASOS prove that you can go to the ball – and dance all night long.

Topshop embellished boots – Not feeling the all-over glitter thing? Pair Topshop’s glitzy boots with a simple LBD or bright separates and finish with a few choice accessories. Easy peasy.

RED Valentino glitter finish lace-ups – RED by Valentino’s take on the traditional brogue is pure brilliance, combining masculine style with a feminine finish. We’d wear these with cocktail trousers or a pretty skater skirt, and a cashmere knit.

Miu Miu glitter finish leather pumps – A classic style with a twist, Miu Miu’s electric blue pumps will dress up just about anything you choose to wear this season. As usual, Miuccia knows good shoes.

Aperlai glitter suede Fabiana heels – There’s Studio 54 feel to these sparkle-accented sandals from Aperlai, and the platform style means they’re a little more forgiving on the feet. Win.

We’ll be running in heels (and flats) this Christmas with shimmery shoes from ASOS, Topshop, RED Valentino, Miu Miu and Aperlai