10 perfect party essentials under £50

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Get yourself in the festive mood with the glitzy, glamorous range from JD Williams that'll keep you dancing till dawn...

At this time of year everyone’s ready for celebrating, and the invitations are coming in thick and fast. That means you’ll need to treat yourself to some gorgeous party pieces so you’re ready to hit the town, whether it’s for the office party, a night out with the girls or a big family get-together. We’re talking clothes that combine sophisticated sparkle, casual elegance and that all-important wow factor, to last from early Christmas parties right the way through to the New Year!

Whatever seasonal events you’ve got coming up, JD Williams has the perfect mix-and-match collection to get you looking and feeling your best. With luxe-looking glittery separates you can take advantage of last-minute invitations and be party-ready in minutes. A gorgeous lurex-threaded top or a sparkling jacket will dress up your jeans in an instant. Or simply add stylish accessories like a bag with fringing, or sexy shoes with a metallic finish to give your outfit a touch of special Christmas magic.

Black lace is always the epitome of elegance and at this time of year it’s the perfect look for a statement party dress to make you stand out from the crowd. Draped dresses are incredibly flattering, and a jewel-embellished neckline draws the eye up and gives added sparkle.

Whatever partywear you choose, think about new lingerie, too. Clever underwear that shapes and flatters will give you extra confidence that you’re creating a smooth, elegant silhouette – it’s our favourite way to drop a size!

There’s a fantastic choice in this season’s collection, and of course JD Williams has a great range of sizes from 10-32 and a range of budgets on offer. So you can be sure that whether you’re aiming to be full-on vamp, or just want to jazz up your jeans with some heels and a bit of sparkle, there’s a perfect look waiting for you…

Every woman needs a black dress she looks a million dollars in, and this gorgeous black lace maxi is sure to become a firm favourite in your wardrobe – and it’ll turn heads whenever you wear it. Although it pays a subtle tribute to the latest Victorian trend, it’s also entirely contemporary with a plunging sheer lace-panelled front, with nude lining. Its lacy cap sleeves also flatter upper arms, and the softly flared skirt skims the hips but emphasises your waistline too. And the split to the front of the skirt makes it super-sexy as well as stylish. Wear it with statement heels and dramatic make-up for maximum party impact.

Shop here: Lace Maxi Dress, £45