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You can feel it in the air... the mythical 'Party Season' is coming which means we will be taking on the hard task of looking at party dresses from now until Christmas. This outfit is called the 'I really wanted this dress but it was too dressed up for my office party so I justified it by buying more stuff to dress it down' outfit. It's a bit of a mouthful but hopefully fellow over-dressers will be nodding in agreement. If Christmas is the one chance you get to whip out a party dress but you work with a bunch of slobs then slip on a chunky cardie and some unassuming schboots to keep it casual. A twinkling cuff adds a bit of sturdy sparkle and pink lipstick livens things up and adds a bold flash of colour.

Trim detail corset, Topshop: £55. See by Chloé cardigan, Net a Porter: £340. Bertie brogue shoes, Shoe Studio: £75. Jewelled cuff, Miss Selfridge: £10. Mac 'Seriously Rich' lipstick: £11.50.