Get the Cinderella look this New Year’s Eve

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With party season in full swing, we gave Hear’Say star Suzanne Shaw a modern-day Cinderella makeover to bring you the best looks of the season with a little help from Bullring and Grand Central Birmingham.

The Statement Sequins

What’s a Christmas party without sequins? The trend of the season is back for its annual appearance and we’re loving it! Whether you’re wearing a maxi or midi, skater or bodycon, there are endless ways to wear this statement look.



From left to right: Studio by Preen, Sequin Long Sleeve Midi Dress, £85, Debenhams, Phase Eight Nigella Sequin Full Length Dress, £130, John Lewis, Warehouse, Pleated Sequin Cami Dress, £99, John Lewis.

The Vintage Glam

Give a nod to the roaring 20’s with fringe detailing for a vintage twist on the classic shift dress. Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan and pair with silver diamond jewellery and a pair of simple heels, suitable for dancing the night away!


From left to right: Karen Millen, Fringe Tassel Dress, £199, Selfridges, Phase Eight, Ismay Dringe Dress, £125, John Lewis, Miss Selfridge, Beaded Fringe Dress, £150, John Lewis.

The Luxe Gown

The perfect option for a New Year’s Eve ball, a luxe gown will get heads turning all night. Opt for velvet, silk and satin to really ooze glamour and finish off your look with some fine jewellery.


From left to right: Debut, Black Scuba ‘Saffi’ Maxi Dress, £99, Debenhams, Solace London, Liva Red Dress, £350, Selfridges, Fenn Wright Manson, Kelsie Maxi Dress, £229, John Lewis.

The Leather Skirt

If dresses aren’t your thing, a leather skirt is a great alternative as it can be paired with tees, jumpers and bodysuits for a more laid-back approach to partywear. Comfortable, versatile and easily paired with boots rather than heels, a leather skirt can also be worn in the daytime!


From left to right: Studio by Preen, Red Vinyl Pencil Skirt, £65, Debenhams, Whistles, Leather A-Line Skirt, £170, Selfridges, Vinyl Split Midi Skirt, £49, Topshop

The Added Extras

The finishing touches can really make or break a look. Whether you’re adding an eye-catching metallic clutch or a stunning silver necklace, these Ted Baker, Bullring accessories are sure to upgrade any outfit and a pair of understated black court shoes will go with practically anything – regardless of style, colour or length.

Kwistin Laser Cut Leather Courts, £190, Ted Baker, Bullring Hara Heart Pendant, £29, Ted Baker, Bullring Sunshine Quilted Camera Bag, £129, Ted Baker, Bullring

Click here to read our full interview with Suzanne Shaw! 

 Photography: Mike Raven, Assistant: Simon Konaszczuk, Styling: Luisa Hackney & Jade Woodhouse, Hair: Jamie Birmingham, Makeup: Rose Gallagher, Words: Becky Weaver. Special thanks to Bullring and Grand Central Birmingham, Birmingham Hippodrome

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