It was the judicious see-through bits that made me fall in love with my current favourite party dress:
this Self-Portrait beauty, which I wore to the Fashion Awards. The skirt is long enough that you don’t need to wear tights (I hate tights), but the transparent panels have an instant de-frumping effect. I love a traditional stripy bauble on my tree, but
this year’s new favourite is a layer-cake of see-through and gold stripes. It looks a bit like a champagne glass with a gold lustre rim. Which, funnily enough, is the perfect accessory for my party dress.