Microtrend Alert: The Sequined Roll-Neck

Bored of LBDs? Fed up with fancy frills? Then your party wardrobe will welcome the inclusion of an unexpected guest this season: the sequined roll-neck. Fashion types simply can’t do winter without a significant armory of polo necks as it stands, but cashmere woolens don’t exactly spell out cocktail hour, do they?

Scroll down for styling tips and the best versions to shop now:

1. Soften with a tweed skirt:


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On Chiara Ferragni: Dior sequined roll-neck, skirt and boots. 

2. Go disco in '70s separates:


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On Pandora Sykes: Taylor Morris Vredefort Sunglasses (£150); Tommy Hilfiger jacket; By Malene Birger Zio Top (£325) available in Black; MiH 70s Denim Skirt (£235) available in Ocean Blue Wash; Gucci Horsebit Ankle Boots (£650) available in Patent Black.

3. Smarten up casual denim and sneakers:


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On Miroslava Duma: Dior roll-neck; Nike sneakers. 

With its demure high neck, long sleeves and strictly sombre colour palette (any brighter than petrol blue and you're in costume territory), the new festive throw-on strikes a belle laide note for those discerning fashion types who don’t "do" pretty.

4. Go nana-chic with a knitted tank on top:


Look de Pernille

On Pernille Teisbaek: Gucci Jacquard-Knit Mohair Sweater (£650), Horsebit Mary Janes (£490); H&M sequin top; Vetements jeans; Chanel bag.

But that's not where the ugly-chic credibility ends; take a tip from both Leandra Medine and Pernille Teisbaek who have added more of their signature kook by layering one under a granddad tank. Employ Dior’s elegant runway method and pop one beneath a smart sleeveless dress. Or for a more conventional sparkle, simply let it shine out as a solo act with nothing more complicated as a good pair of jeans and sharp pumps.

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Will you ditch the norm for something alternative this party season? Let us know in the comments box below!