The festive party season is almost here and Team LBD can’t wait to get our glad rags on and celebrate. When it comes to the Christmas party nothing says glamour like an embellished dress. And if you're a little sequin shy don't worry as this season's embellished trend isn't all about full-on glitter. This Christmas expect subtle shimmery details, understated embellishment and low-key shine. Embellished dresses on the A/W12 catwalks. An A/W favourite for both designers and celebrities, sequins can’t help but make you feel like a star. Julian Macdonald, Balmain, Elie Saab and Antonio Berardi are all sparkle devotees, often sending their models down the catwalk covered in simple sequins and foil fabrics. And luckily with the help of whether you're looking for short, sexy shine or red carpet-worthy embellishment you're sure to find the perfect dress for you. Singer Demi Lovato in a little embellished black dress. If a short embellished dress is high on your wishlist then take a tip from singer and X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato whose simple black dress was spiced up with the addition of black and red sequins and gems across the shoulders and neckline. The Zena dress below from Jasper Garvida is a great alternative to her Topshop dress. Or try this striking cobalt blue dress from Bernshaw with subtle shoulder details. The longer sleeves make it ideal if you don’t like showing off your arms but want to make a statement. Subtle embellishments make a party dress this Christmas. Jasper Garvida Zena Dress, £447Bernshaw Pepper Dress, £299. For a softer take on black why not emulate actress Dakota Fanning who looked fabulous in this nude embellished Stella McCartney maxi dress. We've got a great alternative from Lipstick Boutique, for much much less! It’s figure hugging, comfortable and super sparkly- what more could you want in a dress? More of a fashion magpie? You'll catch everyone's eye in the brilliantly bright Tafih dress from Aftershock. Dakota Fanning wears nude sequin maxi dress.   The best glam sequin party dresses. Lipstick Boutique Zara Dress, £70Aftershock Tafih Embellished Dress, £181Mascara Taffeta Sequin Short Dress in Purple, Was: £159, Now: £79.50. Finally, dresses this stand-out need simple accessories so definitely don’t overdo the jewellery. Team your show-stopping embellished dress with simple shoes and delicate jewels. A sleek black clutch bag wouldn't go amiss either. Shine on! Shop all embellished party dresses here.