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Give the star on top of your Christmas tree some serious competition...

Whether it’s prints, embellishment or pure glitz, the five-pronged dazzler is shining brightly on the style front.

Undated Handout Photo of Tracey Boyd star sequin dress, �159, John Lewis (08456 049 049/www.johnlewis.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Tracey Boyd star sequin dress, �159, John Lewis (08456 049 049/www.johnlewis.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

The trend went intergalactic when Dolce & Gabbana sent the catwalk front row starry-eyed with billowing maxi dresses, smart shifts and pencil skirts.

Ramp up your twinkle factor with festive sequins and metallics for a starry night, or do daytime with prints in monochromes or primary brights.

Just ensure you team your stars with plain separates for maximum sparkle effect.

Here’s our pick of stellar finds...

Undated Handout Photo of Dorothy Perkins red sparkle star jumper, �28 (0844 984 0261/www.dorothyperkins.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Dorothy Perkins red sparkle star jumper, �28 (0844 984 0261/www.dorothyperkins.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

RED GLOW: Give a jumper some star appeal with metallic detailing. There’s no fading into the darkness with Dorothy Perkins’ red sparkle star jumper, £25.20 (0844 984 0261/www.dorothyperkins.com)

CLUSTER CREATION: You’re sure to be belle of the festive ball with Accessorize’s bejewelled twinkle twinkle little star clutch in a statement star shape, £45 (0844 811 0068/www.accessorize.com)

ASTRAL APPEAL: Forget the sequins, you can still dazzle day or night with a galaxy-inspired print, like Monsoon Fusion’s bright star print skirt, £38 (020 3372 3000/www.monsoon.co.uk)

CELESTIAL CHIC: Monochrome is ‘the’ classic way to wear stars. Opt for black and white scattered stars with this Diamond by Julien Macdonald print tunic dress, £32 at Debenhams (0844 561 6161/www.debenhams.com)

Undated Handout Photo of Accessorize bejewelled star clutch, �45 (08448 110068/www.accessorize.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Accessortize. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Accessorize bejewelled star clutch, �45 (08448 110068/www.accessorize.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Accessortize. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

FUCHSIA FINESSE: Hello glam rock! Cause a stir with every step in look-at-me Red or Dead Starship glitter boots, £100 at Schuh – also available in slightly more modest black (0845 307 2484/www.schuh.co.uk)

TWINKLE TWINKLE: Put the Christmas decorations in the shade with some celestial sparkle. Shimmer and shine on the dance floors with Next’s star embellished dress, £115 (0844 844 8000/www.next.co.uk)

COBALT CONSTELLATION: Jazz up your freezing winter fingers. You’ll be less likely to misplace bright blue Topshop leather star laser cut gloves, £26 (www.topshop.com)

SHOOTING STAR: One single star can be just as effective as a repetitive print. Make a wish with Fashion Union’s Kendra scribble-style star print long sleeve tee, £16 (0844 573 0900/www.fashionunion.com)

Undated Handout Photo of Monsoon Fusion bright star print skirt, �38 (0203 372 3000/www.monsoon.co.uk). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Monsoon. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Monsoon Fusion bright star print skirt, �38 (0203 372 3000/www.monsoon.co.uk). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Monsoon. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

DIVINE DELICATES: Give your stars some designer appeal with sheer fabrics. Try F&F at Tesco’s limited edition star print chiffon shirt, £20 (0800 505 555/www.clothingattesco.com)

LOBE DAZZLERS: Perfect for the festive season, Marc by Marc Jacobs’ star-cut stud earrings, embellished with sparkling Czech stones, are guaranteed to become a party talking point, £50 (Selfridges).

27/02/2011 File Photo from the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2011 show in Milan, Italy. See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars. UK REGIONAL PAPERS AND MAGAZINES, PLEASE REMOVE FROM ALL COMPUTERS AND ARCHIVES BY 15/12/2011.

27/02/2011 File Photo from the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2011 show in Milan, Italy. See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars. UK REGIONAL PAPERS AND MAGAZINES, PLEASE REMOVE FROM ALL COMPUTERS AND ARCHIVES BY 15/12/2011.

Undated Handout Photo of Debenhams Diamond by Julien Macdonald star print tunic dress, �40 (08445 616161/www.debenhams.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Debenhams Diamond by Julien Macdonald star print tunic dress, �40 (08445 616161/www.debenhams.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Red or Dead Starship glitter boots, �100 at Schuh (0845 307 2484/www.schuh.co.uk). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Red or Dead Starship glitter boots, �100 at Schuh (0845 307 2484/www.schuh.co.uk). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Next star embellished dress, �115 (0844 844 8000/www.next.co.uk). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Next. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Next star embellished dress, �115 (0844 844 8000/www.next.co.uk). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Next. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Fashion Union Kendra scribble-style star t-shirt, �16 (0844 5730900/www.fashionunion.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Fashion Union Kendra scribble-style star t-shirt, �16 (0844 5730900/www.fashionunion.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Topshop leather star gloves, �26 (www.topshop.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.

Undated Handout Photo of Topshop leather star gloves, �26 (www.topshop.com). See PA Feature FASHION Stars. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Stars.