With one month to go, the countdown to Christmas has truly begun and so has the quest to find the perfect Christmas party dress. I started yesterday, and let me tell you people, it's a jungle out there.
With so many trends to choose from this season - not to mention classic little black dresses in abundance - its sometimes hard to stop yourself reaching for the safest option when it comes to occasion wear. A big event or office party can be a daunting prospect, and buying a fail-safe dress for your body shape becomes a no-brainer. However, if you find yourself automatically going for black every time, why not try a super-chic navy option instead. A popular trend this season, navy is actually a great alternative to black as the warmer colour actually suits more skin tones.
Monsoon are thinking along these same lines, and this season are offering up a buffet of navy occasion wear choices - all with their signature beading and embellishment of course. There's the prom style Beatrice dress with embroidered tulle, whilst the sequin floral Tabitha dress is a showstopper. Meanwhile the Gatsby-esque Agnes tunic dress is guaranteed to flatter any figure.
I've demonstrated how I'd style the three best-selling looks with accessories from Monsoon and sister label Accessorize below (deduct jewellery as you please - my party look trends to be over-the-top) which hopefully translates to less shops to hit, less hassle for you and less endless queueing.