8 of the best long-sleeve party dresses




All praise the long-sleeved dress. The unsung saviours of Christmas party dressing, they're warm enough to sit through dinner and cool enough to hit the dancefloor in. Luckily, we've got a fair few to see you through the season. From classic silk wrap dresses to sequin-adorned frocks and all-out velvet numbers, here are our favourite long-sleeve dresses for the party season. 


1. Moody florals

Gabriella Floral Midi Dress


Florals, for a Christmas party? Pretty ground-breaking as it turns out. The deep base hue and balloon sleeves make this piece party appropriate – just pair it with patent ankle boots and a leather jacket.

Mint Velvet, Gabriella Floral Midi Dress, £139


2. Sequins

Whistles Dena Sequin Dress


It wouldn’t be a party-dress roundup without a sequin number. This balloon-sleeved style will easily be the most impactful item you have in your wardrobe.

Whistles, Dena Sequin Dress, £189


3. Animal print

Michael Kors, Bengal Cat Wrap Dress


This dress can go from casual to party in an instant – just add some gold hoops, strappy sandals and a swipe of clashing red lipstick.

Michael Kors, Bengal Cat Wrap Dress, £225


4. High neck

Biba High Neck Dress


This is a whole different breed of leopard print and you can guarantee that nobody else at the party will be wearing anything quite like it.

Biba, High Neck Dress, £60


5. Little black dress

Phase Eight Demi Diamante Collar Dress


Channel Katie Holmes and style this number with sheer, polka dot tights and pointed court shoes – trust us, it's the only way to wear a little black dress this party season.

Phase Eight, Demi Diamante Collar Dress, £120


6. Romantic satin

Vero Moda Julia V-neck Dress


Holiday doesn't have to mean red, green, and sequins. This romantic satin midi is just as festive—and one you'll want to wear to parties all year round. 

Vero Moda, Julia V-neck Dress, £50


7. Subtle sparkle

Biba Velvet Sparkle Dress


Those who prefer their sparkle on the subtle side should take note of this Biba number, which comes with an understated speckling of colourful glitter.

Bba, Velvet Sparkle Dress, £60


8. Sequin gown

Marella Drape Shift Dress


Long sleeves can make a formal gown look all the more striking. A bold red lip and pair of barely-there heels are all that's needed to complete your look.

Bardot, Maxi Dress, £94