Claudia Winkleman Just Wore My Favourite Zara Party Dress

Having a great night in a perfect party outfit is one of life's most underrated joys. There's no better feeling (sartorially speaking, at least) than stepping into whatever birthday/soirée/office Christmas party looking amazing in whatever you're wearing—from your carefully-selected earrings to much-loved heels that don't destroy your feet. With party season here, now's the time to get focused on these small successes.

To get in the mood, we've decided to look to the A-list for inspiration. Of course, there are a few elements archetypal of party dressing that wasn't hard to come by. Think luxe fabrics like satin and silk (Elsa Hosk's impressive Alessandra Rich dress comes to mind); glamorous silhouettes (take Kate Moss's velvet jumpsuit); and standout accessories to complete the look (make sure you don't miss Kate Bosworth's diamond choker). But most of all, I've been excited to see Claudia Winkleman (our favourite Saturday night TV lady) wearing the Zara dress we've been eyeing up for weeks—the obsession is confirmed and I'm so disappointed to tell you that it's now sold out. If you don't act fast, you do miss out. 

Scroll on for the best celebrity party looks we've seen this season…