A reader drew my attention to a problem around this time of year of being cold in your party dress.

I told her what I told my friend Katharine the other day who was going to a wedding in Scotland and terrified of being cold, which was: wear a velvet dress, with sleeves.

Absolutely, 100% fashionable, warm and festive.

Here are a few examples from asos.com – but they are no means the only ones available – it’s just for inspiration.


This one is my favourite