SEQUINS, sparkles and all things nice — that’s the official dress code this holiday season.

You may not yet be a convert, but Christmas and a glittering holiday wardrobe go together like mince pies and mulled wine. Which is why Penneys has all the inspiration you need to spin through cocktail hour in a haze of lush velvets, high-wattage hues and slinky slip dresses.

If you’re still hooked on black, it’s time to reinvent yourself. Ditch your basic LBD for the re-imgained slip dress that has plenty of star power. Go bold or go home with the edit’s favourite hot pink cowl mini dress, €16. And to capture that old Hollywood feel, why not crush on the hero piece of the entire collection, the standout navy velvet blazer, €45.

Whether it is in your kitchen or at 6pm in Coppers, real-life dancing is back on the agenda, so now is the time to line up your capsule of party pieces. From midi skirts and mini skirts to mesh tops and satin shirts. You can balance comfort and glitz by teaming your statement party top with wide leg trousers and flared leggings.

There’s nothing low-key about party season dressing this year but if you’ve an aversion to satin or sparkles then PU and mesh are trending too. Toughen up a sparkly top by pairing it with our PU mini skirt, tights and chunky boots. Staying home? Add sparkle to sofa sessions, kitchen discos and video-calls with a glittering range of purse-friendly statement earrings and sparkling hair accessories.

When it comes to the after-party, sink into the most comfortable pyjamas and loungewear — we just can’t get enough of the adorable Christmas Disney jumpers, from €10. With everything you need under one roof, there’s no excuse not to work the dinner party circuit or look sofa chic at home.

Find all the above and more in Penneys stores nationwide.