‘Tis the season to sparkle

Party dresses, from �19.99; TKMaxx (01923 473561/www.tkmaxx.com).
Party dresses, from �19.99; TKMaxx (01923 473561/www.tkmaxx.com).
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FORGET what’s inside those presents under the tree, Christmas is all about wowing with your own wrapping.

From at-home slumberwear to slinky party pieces, the festive calendar requires a variety of outfits.

TK Maxx Christmas campaign; womens jackets, from �29.99; mens jackets, from �19.99 (01923 473561/www.tkmaxx.com).

TK Maxx Christmas campaign; womens jackets, from �29.99; mens jackets, from �19.99 (01923 473561/www.tkmaxx.com).

No seasonal fashion choice is complete without the customary Christmas jumper, a sprinkling of stars, snowflakes, sparkle and plenty of Father Christmas red.

Dazzle through Christmas with these festive must-haves...

DECK THE HALLS

BORED of decorating the house? Head out for your festive tipple and out-dazzle the Christmas lights with a glittering clutch.

Party shoes, from �19.99; TK Maxx (01923 473561/www.tkmaxx.com).

Party shoes, from �19.99; TK Maxx (01923 473561/www.tkmaxx.com).

Try: Ted Baker Dazzle clutch, £99

DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

BEAT the Christmas commuting blues with cheery and cosy Yuletide knits.

Try: Beaumont Organic Nordic jumper, £229

STEP INTO CHRISTMAS

WHETHER you choose plush velvet, head-turning prints or glittering embellishments, stride into the festive party season in a statement pair of sky-high platforms.

Try: TK Maxx party shoes, from £19.99.

SANTA BABY

PREP the mince pies and sherry and wait up for Santa’s big arrival in some cosy PJs with a cutesy reindeer print.

Try: George reindeer pyjama bottoms, £8

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

CHAOS will reign on the big day, but you can keep cool and calm in a prim ’n’ proper tea dress.

Try: Joules Luscombe dress, £69.95

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN

DON’T leave your appetite out in the cold – don an oversized novelty jumper and you’ll have plenty of room for that second round of turkey curry.

Try: Topshop knitted Snowman jumper, £50

WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME

SWITCH off your alarm clock, have a lie-in then chill out in a cosy, all-day dressing gown as you watch the Christmas movies.

Try: M&Co snowflake dressing gown, £35 (with matching slippers), in stores only

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

WRAP up warmly in a sumptuous velvet coat and fur-trimmed trapper hat and go on a wintry wander through the park.

Try: White Stuff Natural Beauty jacket, £95, in stores only.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...

SANTA didn’t deliver? Hit the sales and do your own Christmas shopping. With no sleigh to carry them all home, you’ll need a sack-sized bag...

Try: Primark Nordic knit bag, £8, in stores only

MISTLETOE & WINE

GLAM up when you embark on the Christmas relative rounds. Head out in a starry sequinned dress and towering heels. Why not? It’s Christmas.

Try: Next star embellished dress, £115

SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT

NOT on December 31... Grab your glad rags and look party perfect on New Year’s Eve in a decadent frock and strings of pearls. The only other accessory you’ll need is a champagne flute.

Try: TK Maxx party dresses, from £19.99, in stores only

GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN

STILL in the night before’s celebration clobber on New Year’s Day? Usher in 2012 with a convincing rock chick look and remember there’s no rest for the wicked.

Try: Missguided Gail sparkle top, £12.99; or Sallie star print tights, £7.99.