4 Strictly Come Dancing Trends That Actually Work in Real Life

September may be fashion month, but this year it means something slightly different for one-half of A Style Album. Louise Redknapp is swapping her usual style uniform for sequins, glitter and spandex, and she's taking to the dancefloor on Strictly Come Dancing 2016. The timing is impeccable when you think about it: Ballroom-inspired clothes and accessories are genuinely on-trend for the autumn/winter 2016 runways

The new season catwalks were awash with plenty of sparkle in all manner of sparkly finishes (from gem embellishment to high-shine metallics), not to mention ruffles, velvet and party heels being worn for day. With all of that in mind—and now Lou's inside track on how these costumes are made IRL—here's how we’ll be interpreting the trends for the upcoming season, taking the ballroom glamour from the dance floor to the streets. 

Keep reading to see the Strictly Come Dancing trends we'll cha-cha into our own wardrobes…