Ding, ding, ding, ding! It’s December, people: time to get your cocktail face on. Here's Alexa Chung and Suki Waterhouse doing strong Xmas-party chic in two very different ways, to get y'all in the mood. 

Firstly, Alexa gave her best alternative cocktail dress at the British Fashion Awards nominees party on Friday night. A button-down, peter pan collar school shirt and embroidered high-waisted prom skirt shouldn't work, but it so does. Why? Because her head-to-toe ivory is toughened up by the black courts and red lippy. Also, props to Chung for her bespoke Edie Parker clutch emblazoned with her name in gold glitter (jels). Then, we had Suks coming over all Cinderella on us at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the London Palladium, when she avoided any LBD cliches in a duck-egg blue, lacy Victorian-stye gown with pretty puff sleeves – straight up princess-worthy partywear. 

If this doesn't whet your party dress appetite, what will eh? Get pinning!

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