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Boohoo Lara velvet skater dress, �20 (www.boohoo.com).
Boohoo Lara velvet skater dress, �20 (www.boohoo.com).
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[Standfirst] Burgundy, Bordeaux or Beaujolais? Raise a glass to this season’s red wine tones...

Forget fancy cocktails and bottles of fizz, this time of year is all about a gigantic splash of red - when it comes to your wardrobe, at least.

It seems the fashion world has become a little intoxicated with the dark grape variety, with a myriad of oxblood and berry tones that resemble a bottle of vintage plonk.

Whether you want to cosy up in a claret coat, or dazzle with a shiraz sequin dress, you can go overboard with red wine tones - minus the morning-after hangover.

And unlike the real tipple, you don’t have to wait for a good year to truly indulge...

ROUGE FIZZ

Some wines can be a little flat but Oasis’s Sequin Bodycon Dress is about as sparkly as a red grape gets, £68 (www.oasis-stores.com).

FRENCH FANCY

Order a bottle of merlot in your favourite French restaurant and look the part in Eric Bompard’s chic beret in cosy cashmere plum, approx £60 (www.eric-bompard.com).

SWIRLY SHIRAZ

Sip a couple of glasses and show the dance floor you mean business in a twirl-friendly frock, like this Jack Wills Charlton Dress in dark berry paisley, £79.50 (www.jackwills.com).

PREMIER CRU

If Bordeaux is considered a classic red, Nancy Dee’s Eliza wrap is the LRD (Little Red Dress) equivalent to take you from deskside to barside, £78 (www.nancydee.co.uk).

WARM RED

Forgo bland, neutral hues for Helen Moore’s claret-coloured Wine Faux Fur Vixen Scarf that can be worn long or cosily draped around your neck, £68 (www.helenmoore.com).

WINE WEDGES

Try walking in a straight line after a few too many glasses of red in Carvela Kurt Geiger’s Spin mid-heel wedge ankle boots in plush wine suede, reduced from £150 to £89 (www.kurtgeiger.com).

BURGUNDY BOUCLE

Biker jackets can look tough in black but add a rich berry tone, and New Look’s Burgundy Boucle Wool Contrast Biker Coat instantly looks feminine but cool, £44.99 (www.newlook.com).

EMBELLISHED BORDEAUX

Look like the star find on the wine list over the festive season in Virgos Lounge dazzling Nicola Maroon embellished dress, £120 (www.virgoslounge.com).

CABERNET CAP

Every red needs a cork to stay fresh, while a head needs a good hat to keep snug, like Isme’s Jemima Fashion Floppy Hat in mulberry, £25 (www.isme.com).

VELVETY SMOOTH

Claret tones look plush in luxe textured velvet, like Pink Clove’s Claret Velvet and Black Lace Peplum, with a contrast lace top, £24 (www.pinkclove.co.uk).