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Rock out with your frock out

25 November 2011

My favourite way to say "come at me with all the champagne and cheese-based food you've got, festive season" is with a little party dress (and with the accessories/ hair/ makeup to match, naturally). It's a mood lift, an instant transformation – I guess when you're dressed to impress, your agenda is clear: I'm here to celebrate and there's nothing you can do to stop me.

And because the month of Catch-Up-Marathon (formerly known as December) is about to begin, you'll know that partying is not limited to the nights. Celebrations during Catch-Up-Marathon know no time frame; all they know is that it's really important that you share this special time of reflection with casual acquaintances, business contacts and distant relatives.

With this in mind, I offer two categories of festive frock:

Partying while the sun's out

Partying while the sun's out

Tokito Peplum diving birds dress, $89.95, Myer; Cooper St Quartz dress, $179.95, Myer; Printed drape dress, $249.95, Witchery

The obviously Miu Miu inspired Tokito number and printed Witchery dress are perfect for any time you might want to look stitched up, in charge of your life, or a bit mature. They're fun, bright prints (that you might want to break with a waist belt), but the cut is still conservative enough for day. The Cooper St is one of my favourite iterations of the now-somewhat-worn maxi dress - a midi dress; that is, slightly above the ankle. This dreamy number is for any time you have to stand on grass (you can wear flats with it), anything with your family or pseudo family, and any event where the meal is big as it'll hide the bloat.

Partying after dark

Partying after dark

Mint lace 50s dress, $129.95, Portmans; Frankie dress, $199.95, Sportsgirl; Assymetric gather drape dress, $269.95, Witchery.

I can't go past a little cocktail dress for the evening. They're always cute, can be dressed down and worn during the day once you're over it as an event dress, and they come in shapes and sizes fit for all styles. Whether you're a vintage lover (Portmans), like to shimmy and shine on the D-Floor (Sportsgirl) or want to evoke your inner goddess (OK, that's worst thing I've ever written. Maybe you just like drapey stuff because it's forgiving and elegant), there's a little skirted something with your name on it.

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