Christmas parties might not be the main thing on your mind right now, but according to industry insiders, this year is set to be a big one for event dressing, with fashion buyers investing in glitzy gowns and spangled heels across the board. Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised. After all, those of us who love to don our glad rags have been sorely deprived over the last 18 months and, if we are able to, will take any opportunity to glam up over the Christmas period.
While I am definitely a sucker for a good trouser suit, I am going to focus on a Christmas staple for this article: the party dress. Thankfully, there are plenty of options to choose from—it's definitely not a one-style-fits-all situation—from sequins and velvet to colour-pop pieces and ankle-grazing hemlines, there'll be something for everyone.
Personally, after a five-year-long affair with the midi dress, I am enjoying mixing it up with some of the mini styles hitting the market right now. Queens of Archive's long-sleeve minis would look particularly cool with sheer tights and platform heels, while Andrew Gn's gold mini will inject a satisfying dose of '80s cool to your partywear arsenal. There are also plenty of sequin dresses to love this season, and I have my eye on & Other Stories' checked dress, which will look just as good on its own as it will over trousers.
But whatever your party dress of choice, scroll down to see and shop the styles that have caught my eye this month.
Shop my party-dress edit:
16 Arlington Maika Light Blue Feather-Trimmed Midi Dress (£795)
Andrew Gn Pleated Silk-Blend Lamé Mini Dress (£3226)
16 Arlington Michelle Black Feather-Trimmed Mini Dress (£650)
Zara Satin Shirt Dress (£30)
Nasty Gal Slinky Open Back Long Sleeve Midi Dress (£21)
& Other Stories Checkered Sequin Mini Dress (£135)
Mango Open Back Dress (£36)
Vintage 90s White and Gold Pearl Cocktail Dress (£30)
ASOS Edition Oversized Maxi Dress With Blouson Sleeve in Caramel (£95)
Ashish Sequinned Harlequin Georgette Mini Dress (£1285)
Magda Butrym Embellished Ruched Polka-Dot Silk-Chiffon Mini Dress (£1105)
Ralph Lauren Double-Faced Satin Dress (£439)
The Vampire's Wife The Falconetti Ruffled Metallic Silk-Blend Dress (£1595)
Shona Joy Lily Long Sleeve Ruched Mini Dress (£268)
Miu Miu Star Chain Dress (£84)
Queens of Archive Stevie Gold Dust (£320)
De la Vali Ginger Sequined Tulle Mini Dress (£222)
Vintage 90s Dress (£53)
ASOS Edition Oversized Maxi Dress With Drawstring Detail in Green (£95)
Aligne Caziah One Shoulder Asymmetric Dress Black (£55)
Needle & Thread Aurelia Long Sleeve Mini Dress (£375)
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