Let's start off bold with this Troubadour chiffon evening dress from Devoted2Vintage for £48. Okay, it's tiered skirt and ruffles to the sleeves and neck are possibly a bit Abigail's party but there's no denying it's sense of fun and that deep colour is beautiful. You'll just need to be a bit fearless...
...like a leopard, maybe? I think you should pile on the gold with this look, such as with this Gold plated leopard brooch, from The Stellar Boutique (£15). Grrr!
Another nod to the seventies with the platform and the peep toe, these Shirley shoes are £139 from Reiss. More gold? Well this is the era of glam rock after all.
Finally, a bit of serious bling to finish it off, this Segrato ring by Vita Fede is available from Kabiri. At £226 it's a serious investment, though the green resin and the gold will really shine against the colour of your dress. Hopefully it will last you through many more decades of parties!
I can't face tackling the '80s (just take a look at Christmasjumper.co.uk instead for a good fix) so have a fun time twinkling at your Christmas parties, whatever you end up wearing. My work do is happening in January so PLENTY of time to plan a new outfit for the new year.