Time to turn your back on black


Velvet is this season’s party must-have — and navy is the new black.

While black can be draining because it absorbs light rather than reflecting it on to your skin, a pretty blue will brighten up the complexion.

This fitted dress flatters the figure with subtle ruching.

Add a faux fur stole, jewelled courts and matching earrings for extra glamour. 


Not ready to ditch black entirely for blue?

Then mixing the two shades is the perfect formula for an elegant look.

Don’t listen to the myth that the two can’t be worn together — the tones in this dress and jacket complement each other perfectly.

Complete the look with a flash of a blue and gold watch. 


Pleated midiskirts are everywhere this season — and this glittery version will take

you effortlessly from day to night.

The vertical lines on both top and skirt tie the outfit together and are slimming, too.

Give your winter skin a boost with these lovely blue statement earrings, which lend an extra sparkle to light up your face. 


Navy works well in silk— the lighter tone brings out the fabric’s shine without looking cheap, as black sometimes can.

This shirt’s subtle print makes the look evenmore distinguished.

Add a swishy skirt and glitter courts, and you’ll be ready for any party. 

Silk print shirt, £140, jigsawonline.com, Maxi skirt, £99, coaststores.com, Velvet bag, £225, lkbennett.com, Sparkle court shoes, £149, hobbs.co.uk


A big, fuzzy coat is the cosiest way to stay warm this winter. To make the trend truly grown-up without sacrificing style, opt for classic navy.

The lovely sheen on this faux fur coat will catch the eye day and night. 

Pair it with a chic dress such as this one, which teams velvet with mesh to add a hint of sex appeal to a formal look. 

Blue fringed heels tie the outfit together. 


Jumpsuits can be hit and miss — wearing the same colour from head to toe has the potential to look blocky.

But this navy style is broken up by a waist cinching black band, while the floaty top half makes your middle look even smaller.

The navy hue makes it more casual than black would, so it’s a great all – rounder.

Dress up the look with these velvet and glitter slingbacks. 

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