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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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