So it’s Christmas eve. For an idea of what to wear out tonight (and tomorrow), here’s our picks of the industry insiders doing party right.

Style Watch 1

If you’re going to something formal (from left)…

  • Update a bustier gown with a digital print like Delfina Delettrez
  • Do ’70s elegantly like Gucci’s Frida Giannini – with a key hole neckline and a bit of shine on a column dress
  • Don’t be boring. Try fun floral prints like art director Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea and fashion consultant Coco Brandolini d’Adda, or full-on coloured lace like artist Ahn Duong on typically formal silhouettes.
  • Show skin in an unexpected way, like British actress Vanessa Kirby in Burberry’s bow-backed gown
  • And edge up a classicially sexy outfit. See Sienna Miller: lace off-shoulder Burberry dress + choppy asymmetrical do.


Style Watch 2

If you’re going to something relaxed (from left)… 

  • Mix denim with sequins ala Jourdan Dunn in Burberry Spring/Summer 2015
  • Do modern hippie like Liya Kebede: Bold earrings + tunic dress + knee-high boots (all here from Louis Vuitton)
  • Upgrade a see-through weekend dress with diamond earrings, wide belt and elaborate pumps like Karolina Kurkova
  • And make a little black/white dress less predictable with cool shoes – from knee-high gladiators (Joan Smalls) or vintage-y cowboy-style boots (Jennifer Connelly)


Style Watch 3

If you’re celebrating day into night (from left)…

  • Get into a sleek jumpsuit like Karmen Pedaru – occasions like this are what they’re made for.
  • Go for a modern bustier top/cropped pants combi like Solange Knowles (she gets extra points for keeping the look monochrome)
  • Pull off a midi paillette-covered number like model Amber Anderson. How? Keep your shoes simple.
  • Throw on a tailored long vest like Japanese model Izumi Mori, dressed here in Dior
  • Opt for a suit and pumps. Whether you want to go topless inside ala model Gala Gordon here is up to you.