The best party dresses of the season

Christmas is back and this year, it's bigger than ever. Now that we're able to truly celebrate with our friends and family, we're going all out, and with Christmas party season right around the corner, a killer party dress is a great place to start. So get ready to get dolled up and dance the night away with our edit of the best party dresses this season. 

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1. The fairy tale dress

Lauren by Ralph Lauren LRL Rylan SS Dress


This shimmering Ralph Lauren dress is all of our Cinderella dreams realised. And if it's good enough for fairy tales, it's good enough for us.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren, LRL Rylan SS Dress £279


2. The velvet one

Knot Detail Party Dress


Velvet, mini, and cut in a silhouette that echoes the '20s Flapper era, this French Connection dress is a staple piece for any party wardrobe. Pair with high heels and a bold lip for a sultry and sophisticated look.

French Connection, Theresa Velvet V Neck Dress £38


3. The little black dress

Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Timi Midi Dress


A party season essential, the little black dress is a must-have for last-minute plans or nights where you need getting ready to be a fuss-free affair. Accessorise with a biker jacket and a slick of red lipstick for rock-chick cool.

French Connection, Lorraine Velvet Strappy Dress £50


4. The pink one

Ted Baker Hariiet Raglan Sleeve Tea Midi Dress


This Ted Baker dress screams sophisticated elegance. In a simple silhouette, with belt detailing and in a delicious shade of pink, it's everything we love about getting dressed up.

Ted Baker, Hariiet Raglan Sleeve Tea Midi Dress £195


5. The simply chic one

Ted Baker Roxieyy Dress


Cut to a halter neck with button fastening and side split hems, this metallic Ted Baker midi screams old-school glamour. The metallic shimmer lends a festive quality, but it's versatile enough to wear in the warmer months, which is a win-win in our book.

Ted Baker, Roxieyy Dress £105


6. The sequin mini

Biba Sequin Shift Dress


Sequins are a Christmas party essential, and this dress from Biba shows us how sequins can be both festive and chic. The high neck and shift shape gives a '60s feel, making this timeless mini even more fun.

Biba, Sequin Shift Dress £37


7. The maxi

Bardot Maxi Dress


This figure-hugging Bardot maxi makes the case that sometimes less is more. Featuring a subtle shine, long sleeves and crew neck, this simple dress is a masterclass in understated glamour.

Bardot, Maxi Dress £47


8. The satin number

Forever New Laura Satin Cowl Ruched Midi Dress


Got a black-tie event on the calendar? This satin cowl ruched midi dress is a must-have. Perfecting the art of being both timeless and on-trend, this Forever New piece is a wardrobe must-have.

Forever New, Laura Satin Cowl Ruched Midi Dress £72


9. The ruched shirt dress

Forever New Tara Ruched Glitter Dress


An original spin on the classic little black dress, this ruched shirt dress is an ideal staple piece for party season. Featuring a simple but flattering style, pair with high heels for evening glam.

Forever New, Tara Ruched Glitter Dress £75


10. The mini

Red Peplum Woven Dress With Waist


Feminine dress meets trending style with a nod to the Sex and the City set with this mini ruched dress. Figure-hugging in all the right places and with festive glittery detailing it's a sure-fire hit. 

Forever New, Beatrix Ruched Glitter Mini Dress £27