Milsom Place has all the hot looks for the party season!

Whether you are looking for a little black dress or something to get you noticed at the office party, Milsom Place sets the scene for the festive season.

Whether you are looking for a little black dress or something to get you noticed at the office party, Milsom Place sets the scene for the festive season.

British Designers@Fashion Capital has pieces direct from the catwalk or created by up and coming designers.  The PPQ party dresses are not for the faint hearted and Hannah Marshall’s creations are equally adventurous like their velvet cat suit or suede dress with sequined winged epaulettes.  Nina Bon Bina is an up and coming designer with easy to wear designs like her “touch of paisley” silver on black dress.  Make a statement with Akong London and their high-impact, striking, handmade necklaces and Vjera Vihni Vilicnic hand embellished dress – an outfit that may appear simple and classical but looks can be deceiving, the back is embellished with beads, braids and even feathers.

No round-up of the best festive dresses would be complete without some obligatory sparkle. This season, the sequin dress comes in its most sophisticated incarnation at Hobbs, where the Kenwood shimmering black number from the NW3 collection hugs in all the right places, while elegantly sitting just above the knee. Detachable straps add versatility and help justify a purchase - just tell yourself it's two dresses in one!  For the scarlet woman, Hobbs’ Vita dress will make an entrance or for a more demure look Aristotle is a long sleeved black dress with simple but elegant detail around the neckline to add some sparkle. There is nothing modest about Hobbs’ Blaise Leopard print platform shoes or the NW3 Keats, eye catching studded platform peep toes.  Hobbs has fun and funky shoes and cool clutches to complete the party look.

Sparkling embellishments and a touch of gold, velvets and sequins are this season’s themes at Phase Eight with shrugs, boleros, and fur jackets being must have accessories when considering the perfect dress. The Phase Eight Kate dress is sure to be a winner this season.  This strappy little number has the look of overlapping ribbons in two tones; pink and purple, shades of petrol blue, or classic black and white. The Julep is highly embellished for a smart sophisticated look, and the Hope Disc dress will be a glittering success on the disco floor.  If you’ve got a slim waist to show off, check out the Venetia dress – a simple waisted style in black with a striking red sash, or check out another black and red combination, Beatrice Burnout in 100% silk.

At Bath independent, Image, you will find the ultimate in cocktail glamour, evening dresses and separates in luxurious fabrics; silk, and velvets – perfect for day to evening party wear. Shopping with one-to-one advice at Image you can solve that seasonal riddle; how do I look glam and gorgeous after lifting a huge turkey in and out of the oven?

New addition to the Milsom Place scene, Hannah Dulcie brings seamless and strapless lingerie for party perfection.  Hannah says, “if you wear lovely matching lingerie you will feel good about yourself as well as looking great”. So banish thoughts of Bridget Jones’ big knicker moments and go for an altogether more glamorous look.  Hannah has some very special designers like Stella McCartney who offer a strapless bra, just perfect for the party season.

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At Traffic People, creators Mark Readman and Louise Reynolds state floaty florals and feminine fancies as the inspiration behind the brand, and this season’s collection is no exception. Full of soft silks and satins, party dresses are definitely order of the day. From pretty tea dresses to full on cocktail glamour, Traffic People ensure that you will stand out from the crowd. Traffic is truly a girl’s best friend with their attention to detail set to flatter every girl’s figure, with cinched in waists (the All That Shimmers Belt Dress), puffball sleeves, pleats and frills. The Snake in the Grass Butterfly Top is a cool style that every girls needs to funk up their wardrobe or the Working Girls Sigourney Dress is the perfect evening dress, add killer heels for a cocktail night look.

If escaping in your lunch hour is not an option, the shops in Milsom Place are staying open late on Thursday nights from 18th November onwards and you can get some gift shopping done at the same time before rewarding yourself with a cocktail at the Moon and Sixpence or meeting up with some mates for a seasonal get together at Solo Pizza or Jamie’s Italian.  Book early to be sure of getting a table.

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