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Kate Moss in party mood. Photo: stylebydeni.com

Party season is approaching and it’s the most glamorous moment of the year. Don’t panic thinking you don’t know what to wear! I bet you have something perfectly good in your closet you can use again, and also that there is something within your budget in a shop nearby. I am also quite sure some red carpet  dresses are not really affordable, but it’s fun to check them out too. So what are the 2014 main evening trends? Let’s review 10 ideas and get inspired for our next party time:

1. Solid red

Christmas and red are a match made in heaven. You can’t fail to impress or feel festive when you wear classic red. No frills, no jewels, no nonsense are necessary for red. Red dresses or suits fit the season alike. Indulge in high heels if you want to complete the classic look.

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Rihanna looked immaculate at the Grammy awards in Azzedine Alaia. Photo: thedress.it
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Black Lively in red trousers suit. Photo: elle.com
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Jennifer Garner in festive red. Photo: she12.com

2. Sparkle

Christmas and new Years Eve are the perfect moment to sparkle. You can choose just a golden belt , a sequinned clutch, or a whole  glittering dress. And how about a sparkling disco queen top, Studio 54 inspired,  and lately seen a lot on street style too? Try this if you want to dance until morning; it has a magic effect.

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A golden belt on emerald green for Lupita Nyong’o. Photo: forriz.it
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Sequinned green skirt. Photo: lamodamasdeseada.com
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Disco diva style. Photo: Vogue.com
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Sequins for day and night. Photo: fashionblender.com.au

3. Tuxedo

Male tailoring with a touch of shiny black in just unbeatable. From YSL tuxedos to Angelina Jolie Bafta awards look, a male blazer on a woman’s naked skin or monochromatic shirt is always a sure winner.

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Angelina Jolie gets it right once again. Photo: luxgallery.it
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Alexa Chung loves men tailoring. Photo: velvetstyle.it
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Emma Watson going to the “Late show with David Letterman” in a man’s suit. Photo: Vogue.it

4. Lace

Black is the classic option, but the latest street style proposes many other colours too. Beloved by ladies and teenagers alike, lace is romantic and sophisticated.

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Cara Delevingne in black lace. Photo: elle.com
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Christine Centenera in black lace. Photo: stockholmstreetstyle.com
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Alexa Chung in lace red dress. Photo: vogue.com

5. Fabolous black

When Rihanna gets it right, she gets it seriously right: look  at this black outfit she wore at the Porter Magazine party during Paris fashion week. The trick for fabulous black lies in harmonious shape and proportions. Choose an outfit gently showing your body and with a beautiful structure. Avoid shapeless  or uninteresting dresses. Pair with red shoes if you want to go the extra mile.

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Rihanna at the Porter Magazine Party. Photo: vanity fair.it
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Zoe saldana appears on Extra. Photo: cocofab.com
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Jennifer Aniston in backless evening dress. Photo: Vanityfair.com

6. Silk or chiffon, floor length skirts

Long, floating, feminine, ethereal. A silky floor length skirt can be paired with a spaghetti top, a biker jacket or a knit alike. Colours and embroidery can be used in endless combinations.

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Silk skirt from Jenny Packham. Photo: clodetothego.wordpress.com
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Maxi skirt and biker jacket. Photo: netmoda.com
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Anna Dello Russo doesn’t believe in dressing down. Photo: vogue.com

7. Corset

A corset dress, or simply a corset on top of your favorite outfit will show off your waist and give an edge to your party look. Feminine and sensual.

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Corset dress. Photo: pinterest
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Xenia for Revlon
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Angelina Jolie in a corset dress. Photo: starwiki.org

8. Feathers

Fethers can be very theatrical, or just give a touch of glamour if used sparingly for a trimming. A current favourite is feather skirts. Play the look up or down depending on  the top and accessories.

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Kate Moss for Topshop ostrich cocktail dress. Photo: topshop.com
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Embellished feather skirt. Photo: pinterest
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Liquid sequin dress by Matthew Williamson. Photo: Matthewwilliamson.com

9. One shoulder

Feel like a Greek Goddess with this new classic. Good in any colour, both as a dress or just a top.

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Xenia preparing her speech in a figure-hugging one shoulder dress.
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Miranda Kerr. Photo: victoriasecret.com
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Megan fox makes a statement in this one shoulder dress. Photo: cosmopolitan.it

10. The structured dress.

Xenia loves it in cream, but architectural dresses come in many colours. From Haute Couture to high street, structured dressed never looked so good.

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Xenia at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Days Zurich.
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Structured dress trend. Photo: thetrendspotter.net
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Top Shop raw edge dress. Photo: topshop.com

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