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Stunning party clothes

cream silk dress
  • pictures David Merewether
  • styling Claire Goatman
  • model Lisa-Marie from Fresh Agents Ltd

cream silk dress, £239 from Kitch of T Wells, tel 01892 513613; gold bangle, £14.99 from Spice of Cranbrook, tel 01580 714156; silver bangle, £21.99 from Spice as before; tights, £5 from Accessorize of T Wells, tel 01892 616051; boots by Carvela, £90 from Hoopers of T Wells, tel 01892 530222.

turquoise dress with jewelled neckline

turquoise dress with jewelled neckline, £179 from Kitch of T Wells, tel 01892 513613; hairband, £4 from Accessorize of T Wells, tel 01892 616051; ring, £30 from Spice of Cranbrook, tel 01580 714156

Purple dress with embroidered bodice

Purple dress with embroidered bodice, £160 from Monsoon of T Wells, tel 01892 510775; belt stylist's own; earrings stylist's own; necklace (worn as bracelet), £16 from Spice of Cranbrook, tel 01580 714156; gold bangle, £14 from Spice as before

Zebra print backless dress with beaded straps

Zebra print backless dress with beaded straps, £385 from Little London of T Wells, tel 01892 619292; necklace (worn as bracelet) £15 from The Find of Cranbrook and Sevenoaks, tel 01580 713171 or 01732 460696; belt (worn as bracelet) £39 from The Find as before; bangle £14.99 from Spice of Cranbrook, tel 01580 714156

Gold and black spot coat

Gold and black spot coat by Moschino, £795 from Hoopers of T Wells, tel 01892 530222; beaded black dress, £249 from Kitch of T Wells, tel 01892 513613; headband, £4 from Accessorize of T Wells, tel 01892 616051; tights, £5 from Accessorize as before; peep-toe sling-back shoes by Carvela, £75 from Hoopers as before

With thanks to David, Mario and Tony at Montforte Caffe Continental of Eversfi eld Place, St. Leonards- On-Sea, Hastings, tel 01424 437489 for their warm hospitality.