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Gorgeous fashion starring EL readers!

Festive parties, office shindigs and New Year ’s Eve plans –  ladies, it’s all about the right fashion, specifically the dress! Get inspired by some of our favourite frocks for the festive season, modelled by five of our fabulous readers.

From left to right, Clele, Belinda, Kimberley, Ankita and Mary-Anne looking fabulous

Hair & Makeup Sabrina Torre, Ellie Sakrzewski and Damelza Harris at The Big Blow

Styling & Directions – Susannah Jaffer assisted by Anthia Chng

Photography – Michael Bernabe

Clele White  –  Fashion notes

Paired with sky-high black platform heels, this torso elongating dress flatters Clele’s statuesque frame. Jewellery is kept simple yet eye-catching with crystal bracelets in mixed shades that reflect the light, while the neck is left bare and the hair pulled off the face into a topknot ponytail to show off her beautiful décolletage. A leather metallic clutch adds polish.

The look: Metallic clutch, $115, White Ginger Red, dress by PS The Label, $150, available at Shopping at Tiffany’s Chinese crystal bracelets, $25 each, Stones That Rock

Kimberly Billing – Fashion notes

This off-the-shoulder number flatters Kim’s bust line, and she couldn’t resist twirling in the A-line skirt with a flirty, high-low hem! Though the “little black dress” is a classic, black can look harsh against some complexions, and navy is a wonderful alternative that suits most skin tones and hair colours. A statement choker necklace attracts attention to Kim’s gorgeous décolletage and her Hollywood waves.

The look: Anna mixed crystal and shell pearl necklace, $170, Stones that Rock, Dress by PS The Label, $210, available at Shopping at Tiffany’s

Ankita Singh – Fashion notes

Petite Ankita looks ready for cocktail hour in this hot-pink bodycon number. Its midi-length balances the low-cut top, keeping things classy. Jewellery is muted but sparkly thanks to a black crystal necklace, matched with strappy black heels. Her eye-catching patterned clutch is the perfect conversation starter.

The look: Clutch, $375, Elyse and I, elyseandi.com, Pink body con dress by Honey & Beau, $220, available at Willow and Huxley Katy Black crystal quartz necklace (worn as a choker), $130, available at Stones that Rock

Belinda Cabanes – Fashion notes

Belinda sports a classic black-and-white outfit, and the look is kept fresh and modern thanks to the flattering V-neck and tulip skirt. Crystal bracelets add a touch of sparkle, while a monochrome pony-hair clutch adds cool texture and detail.

The look: Chinese crystal bracelets, $25 each, Stones that Rock Natural hand-etched pony- hair clutch with jade detail, $295, Desti Saint White dress by Shilla, $230, available at Willow and Huxley

Mary-Anne Vicente –  Fashion notes

This printed pencil dress finishes on the knee and cinches in just below the bust line, suiting Mary-Anne’s tall figure beautifully and giving her a striking silhouette. Open-toe heels have the effect of lengthening the leg, and the look is accessorised with a classic three-string pearl bracelet and an iridescent minaudière clutch, just big enough to hold those party essentials.

The look: Bag, $359, Elyse and I, elyseandi.com Monica three-string freshwater pearl bracelet, $55, Stones that Rock Dress by Shilla, $260, available at Willow and Huxley

This article that first appeared in the December 2016 edition of Expat Living. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue!

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