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Christmas party outfits inspired by Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Published 7 December 2016 by

In the run up to Christmas, there's a common dilemma that befalls us all on a Saturday night – to go out or to stay indoors. With entertainment shows like X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing on, a night in away from the cold can be tempting.

But there are some occasions where you need to let your hair down and your office Christmas party is one of them. To get you ready for the party season, we're taking inspiration from two of the most glamorous hosts of Saturday night – Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

Just keep dancing…

 

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Tess and Claudia are not only a dynamic presenting duo but their fashion choices represent two very different styles – sleek and bohemian.

To help represent both of these looks, we've recreated their outfits from one Saturday night this series to inspire you for the party season. Each outfit costs no more than £60* each.

Tess Daly

 

1. Sleeveless dress, H&M, £29.99

2. Clutch bag, Primark, £10

3. Sandal heel, H&M, £19.99

Tess Daly is the ideal inspiration if you're looking for a classic and sophisticated party look. Take this purple dress for example, it's incredibly elegant with its halterneck and cut out design.  

This sleeveless dress from H&M is similar with its sheer detailing. Its ribbed fabric will mean you'll be comfortable all night and its bell-shaped skirt is sure to flatter your figure. Pair with some strappy heels and a statement clutch – this tassel one is perfect and is big enough to hold all of your night out essentials.

This complete outfit comes in at just £59.98.

Claudia Winkleman

1. Black dress, H&M, £24.99

2. Clutch bag, F&F Tesco, £10

3. Black platform sandal, Primark, £14

Looking for something a little bit more adventurous? Take a leaf out of Claudia's book and edge up your style. This lace dress from H&M is similar in a lot of ways to the velvet version worn by Claudia – but you can pick it up for a fraction of the price.

You can still incorporate the velvet trend into your look by pairing the dress with some velvet black platform sandals. Claudia's no stranger to a bold accessory either so finish off the look with a vibrant clutch bag like this one from F&F at Tesco.

You can put together this look yourself for just £48.99.

So there you have it – two very different party looks inspired by our favourite Strictly Come Dancing hosts for less than £60 each. And who knows – it might even give you the confidence to show off your moves at your office party!

*Prices correct at time of writing – 07/12/16

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