Celebrity style cues: What to wear to your Christmas party - whatever your age

Dressing for your office Christmas party, a New Year’s Eve gathering or any type of festive shindig can cause even the sanest of us to panic. You might not want to wear something tight because you’ve been indulging in one too many boxes of Quality Street. Or perhaps you can’t figure out what to wear because it’s cold outside but no doubt sweltering in your friend’s house. And don’t get us started on what is ‘appropriate’ for your age (everything is appropriate, wear what you want).

Whatever the case, dressing for a festive knees up is hard. So, take inspiration from the women who have expensive stylists to advise them. From a 26-year-old Jennifer Lawrence in a star-emblazoned knit and a frothy tulle skirt to 77-year-old Carolina Herrera in an off-the-shoulder frock, there are winning looks from ladies of all ages to recreate in this dazzling round-up.

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