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How to style metallics for high-impact party style 

With December comes the Christmas party season - and what better way to dress festively than to adorn yourself with sparkles. Our fashion team show you how to outshine the tree in coloured metallics and glitter, from subtle hints to a futuristic silver suit.

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Caroline Leaper, Fashion Editor

"Metallics don't always need to be silver or gold. I'm all for coloured foil fabrics on the dancefloor"

Iridescent purple top, £98, Jigsaw 

Gold embossed earrings, £9.99, Mango

Purple velvet platforms, £800, Prada

Pearly navy midi skirt, £39.50, Marks & Spencers

Sequin panel t-shirt, £275, Christopher Kane

Silver bag, £450, Jimmy Choo

Emily Cronin, Fashion Features Editor

"Gold flecks, brass buckles and a hint of glitter in your tights -- it's the subtle way to sparkle through the holidays"

Glitter midi dress, £66, Warehouse 

Gucci gold heels, £805, Brownsfashion.com 

Sparkly hoop earrings, £4.99, Bershka

Glittery tights, £8.99, H&M  

Jennifer Behr velvet hair bow barette, £98, Shopbop.com 

Hazel Catterall, head of womenswear buying at Harvey Nichols

"I love this jacket as an alternative evening wear piece, as it can we worn so easily with jeans of a black pair of trousers"

Haider Ackermann metallic blue boucle blazer, £1,475, Harvey Nichols 

Stella McCartney silver python effect ankle boots, £585, Harvey Nichols 

Black crepe trousers, £29.99, Zara

Snake effect mini bag, £17.99, Reserved 

Black velvet bralet, £36, Intimissimi 

Harriet Elton, Fashion Assistant

"I'm going all out with this eye-catching silver suit and sparkly bag, but will tone it down (slightly) with simple heels"

Silver suit jacket, £55, Topshop

Silver suit trousers, £45, Topshop

Suede ankle strap pumps, £79, & Other Stories