Raise a glass to this season’s red wine tones. Lisa Haynes cleanses the sequin palette with Burgundy, Bordeaux and Beaujolais.
Forget fancy cocktails and bottles of fizz, this time of year is all about a gigantic splash of red – when it comes to your wardrobe, at least.
It seems the fashion world has become a little intoxicated with the dark grape variety, with a myriad of oxblood and berry tones that resemble a bottle of vintage plonk.
Whether you want to cosy up in a claret coat, or dazzle with a shiraz sequin dress, you can go overboard with red wine tones – minus the morning-after hangover.
Uncork the finest in fashion. Unlike the real tipple, you don’t have to wait for a good year to truly indulge...
Some wines can be a little flat but Oasis’s Sequin Bodycon Dress is about as sparkly as a red grape gets, £68 (www.oasis-stores.com).
Order a bottle of merlot in your favourite French restaurant and look the part in Eric Bompard’s chic Beret in cosy cashmere plum, approx £60 (www.eric-bompard.com).
Sip a couple of glasses and show the dance floor you mean business in a twirl-friendly frock, like this Jack Wills Charlton Dress in dark berry paisley, £79.50 (www.jackwills.com).
If Bordeaux is considered a classic red, Nancy Dee’s Eliza wrap is the LRD (Little Red Dress) equivalent to take you from deskside to barside, £78 (www.nancydee.co.uk).
Forgo bland, neutral hues for Helen Moore’s claret-coloured Wine Faux Fur Vixen Scarf that can be worn long or cosied around your neck, £68 (www.helenmoore.com).
Try walking in a straight line after a few too many glasses of red in Carvela Kurt Geiger’s Spin mid-heel wedge ankle boots in plush wine suede, reduced from £150 to £89 (www.kurtgeiger.com).
Biker jackets can look tough in black but add a rich berry tone, and New Look’s Burgundy Boucle Wool Contrast Biker Coat instantly looks feminine but cool, £44.99 (www.newlook.com).
Look like the star find on the wine list over the festive season in Virgos Lounge dazzling Nicola Maroon embellished dress, £120 (www.virgoslounge.com).
Every red needs a cork to stay fresh, while a head needs a good hat to keep snug, like Isme’s Jemima Fashion Floppy Hat in mulberry, £25 (www.isme.com).
Claret tones look plush in luxe textured velvet, like Pink Clove’s Claret Velvet and Black Lace Peplum, with a contrast lace top, £24 (www.pinkclove.co.uk).