It's time to talk about the "C" word: Christmas. Seeing as we're nearing the end of November, it's totally reasonable to bring it up. One of the main reasons we want to talk about it? Party season, of course. The joy of this time of year isn't just about mulled wine and mince pies but it's also about discovering the party piece of your dreams. You might already own something and just need that reminder to dig it out of the back of your closet. Or you might feel inspired when you see our edit to go vintage shopping because the trends this year are particularly retro.
Either way, this serves as a well-timed starter for what's to come. So while we're lining up our winter coats ready for when the inevitable happens, we're also thinking about the dresses already grabbing our attention—from sequins to fancy prints and everything in between.
'Tis the season where we can all take inspo from the decorations we'll later adorn our houses with. Embrace anything from all over sequins, embellishment and basically anything that can light up a room.
Our research has led us to 19 "wow" dresses in particular. From 16Arlington's retro feather trim to & Other Stories' perfect puff-sleeved midis, scroll down to shop the party dresses that are sure to get you on the dance floor.
16Arlington Feather-Trimmed Sequined Crepe Mini Dress (£995)
The perfect party dress, IMO.
& Other Stories Metallic Crepe Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£85)
This is simply divine.
& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Mini Jacquard Dress (£95)
Just add velvet platforms.
Zara Sequinned Dress (£100)
Wear by itself or layered over a white tee.
Zara Sequin Minidress (£60)
For a little disco styling.
Topshop Boutique Printed Silk Dress (£120)
This looks even better IRL.
H&M Velvet Dress (£100)
Mini dresses are having a real moment.
Batsheva Ruffled Plissé Cotton-Velvet Mini Dress (£430)
Statement sleeves go a long way.
& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Maxi Wrap Dress (£95)
A more unusual hue fashion girls will love.
Ganni Jacquard Mini Wrap Dress (£200)
Ganni is doing such good minidresses right now.
Topshop Gold Satin Maxi Dress (£100)
This is so chic.
Topshop Boutique Green Silk Twist Dress (£120)
This would also look so nice over tailored trousers.
Retrofete Audrey Blue Sequin Wrap Dress (£770)
Mark our words: This is the party dress brand all the fashion girls are wearing.
ASOS White Marble Print Long Sleeve Dress (£65)
You'd never know this was from ASOS.
& Other Stories Ruched Leopard Maxi Dress (£85)
Style with black tights and patent flats.
De La Vali Suki Appliquéd Satin Minidress (£295)
I've seen so many celebs in this silken mini.
Mango Sequins Fringed Dress (£120)
The ultimate party frock.
Topshop Black Printed Oversized Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress (£30)
Add interest with showstopping earrings.
Zara Limited Edition Sequin Dress (£149)
Zara comes through with this absolute showstopper.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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