Per Una Black Lace Skirt £49.50, www.marksandspencer.com
Classy and classic, we love the delicate lace hem on this skirt - perfect for drawing the eye to shapely ankles (or fancy footwear!)
Red Midi Lady Skirt £25, www.bhs.co.uk
Midi skirts are flatteringly flared, and this scarlet number is certainly festive. Pair with a black, sparkling top for a femme fatale feel. For a safer option, it's also available in black.
Tux Trousers £32, www.next.co.uk
This cut is perfect for slimming both hips and tummy, with the straight legs creating a sleek silhouette. The perfect staple for balancing a patterned top.
Julian Macdonald Skirt £40, www.debenhams.com
For pure razzle dazzle, this skirt has the edge. The art deco-style pattern is good for breaking up wide hips, and the high waist will nip you in. Make sure to wear with a simple separate though.
Jeans £48, www.next.co.uk
Are jeans acceptable party wear? When they're this smart and fitted, we think so. The subtle fading down the legs will do wonders for slimming, while the high waist will flatten tummies.
Per Una Blue Floral Skirt £49.50, www.marksandspencer.com
A-line skirts are great for disguising wide hips, and this blue, floral number is truly pretty. Wear with a black or blue top - or go festive by pairing with silver.