Eveningwear

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The new brocade

Designers are bringing traditional brocade bang up to date with inventive iterations that can be worn dressed down with denim or maxed up to the nines. Avril Groom reports
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Evening flats

Glamorous new-style flats are keeping pace with heels as a graceful partner to occasionwear, says Avril Groom
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On Motcomb

Red-carpet-worthy, unapologetically glamorous eveningwear is the head-turning forte of this Knightsbridge boutique
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Embellished white eveningwear

Snowy whites unexpectedly imbue this winter’s eveningwear with ice-cool glamour. Location Wilton’s Music Hall. Styling by Hannah Teare. Photographs by Yuval Hen
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Fairytale evening gowns

Capture the imagination in a cascading evening gown and coruscating jewels… Jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels. Location Château de Chambord. Styling by Damian Foxe. Photography by Yuval Hen
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Under-the-radar couture

A small but growing band of British based-couturiers are quietly creating exquisite clothes for a discerning clientele who prize individuality, versatility and below-Paris price tags. Lucia van der Post reports
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Cut to the grace

Special occasionwear is as much about dresses that exude understated elegance as gowns that scream glamour. Avril Groom selects this season’s most sublimely simple styles
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The art of opulence

The winter’s rich tapestry of opulent brocades and ornate embroideries swath artists Saira Hunjan and Jatinder Singh Durhailay in rebellious rococo glamour. Photography and styling by Damian Foxe
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... And I’m feeling finery

These modern interpretations of the traditional dinner jacket make a formal evening invitation that much more tempting to accept, says Tom Stubbs
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Suite seduction

Sumptuous dressing rooms set the scene for screen-siren style in floor-length satins and silks. Styling by Damian Foxe. Photographs by Grant Thomas
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Tux redux

The masculine, monochrome tropes of the classic tuxedo are causing a stir in women’s cocktail wear. Photography and styling by Damian Foxe. Shot at the Bulgari Hotel London
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