Some of you may be blessed with a hefty Christmas bonus at the end of the year. While others, like us freelance writers, will have to stretch our rands well into the new year.

Lucky for us, that’s no reason to skimp on a pretty party outfit or two. My trick this year is to buy a basic LBD (little black dress), a glitzy little number and something pretty; then rotate them until my Instagram feed resembles deja vu on steroids. Here are a few ideas to get you in the party mood.

Back to black 02 Black Above: Bodycon with zip detail R325, Spree; bodycon with cut out details R295 Rage and printed vest dress R320, Truworths.

All that glitters03 GlitterAbove: Lurex jumpsuit R599, Mango; gold sleeveless R189,99, Jet; glittery knit R299, H&M and glitter slingback R420, Truworths.

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Sitting pretty
04 PrettyAbove: Double layer lace cami R89,99, Mr Price; lace skirt R349, H&M; scallop bodycon dress R129,99, Mr Price; lace top R299, H&M and floral shorts R79, Mr Price.

With a wide variety of shapes and colours in styles from flirty or sexy, there’s a party look – or three – for everyone.

Happy shopping divas.