Let it sparkle!

Winter is wild with parties: from New Year celebrations to business banquets; and nothing sparkles with promise like a show-stopping evening dress…

Even looking at them hanging in the wardrobe is enough to set pulses racing. Because an investment dress will never lose its lustre; will only improve as it becomes resonant with memories.

There are some masters at work; international designers who have truly honed their craft when it comes to party wear in which to celebrate life. Versace manages to deliver everything from flirty little black dresses to incandescent showstoppers while no one does bombshell like Vivienne Westwood. See Balmain’s boldly feminine and opulent style at work in their singular silhouettes, while Moschino’s playfulness is matched only by its precision. Marvel at Givenchy’s peerless combination of heritage and relevance and then chuck on Jimmy Choo heels – weirdly easy to dance in considering the height and impact of their evening shoes.

If true elegance is to be found in comfort, then don’t we all long for a comfortable evening dress that doesn’t look comfortable? Own the night in flowing DVF and timeless Armani. Or play empress in one of Shanghai Tang’s lavish pyjama suits.

Shop Shanghai Village and Suzhou Village, both members of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection in China, for your show-stopping party wear.

An investment dress will never lose its lustre

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