I Just Looked Through Thousands of Dresses, and These 26 Wowed Me

Elinor Block
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If there's one thing I know about Who What Wear readers, it's that you all love dresses. While we might not have as many opportunities to wear frocks to parties, dinners, pubs, and clubs, especially with the festive season coming up, don't let that put you off wearing something that you love. In a nutshell, wear that dress that you've had your eye on because it'll make you feel great. To help, I decided to look through literally thousands of dresses online and find the best party dresses I could for Christmas 2020.

There are a few rules I often stick to for dressing during the festive period. Firstly, I like to pick something I'll wear over and over so it doesn't go to the big festive wardrobe in the sky. Sequins are fine so long as you remember you can wear them at any other time of the year—I especially like to pair a sparkly dress with jeans later on in the year—or even to a wedding. I also think it's worth considering the material and level of coverage, as you might want a slightly heavier fabric and a midi hem to keep you warm. Finally, I often veer towards red, green, black, and metallic for a party frock, but there are no real rules around that, so go for what you love. Ultimately, you want a dress that makes you smile, so hopefully, I've found one of those for you in the selection below.

Borgo de Nor Hazel Crystal-Button Velvet Midi Dress (£675)

H&M Satin Dress (£50)

Kitri Kendra Leopard Print Mini Dress (£135)

Rixo Dani Open-Back Ruffled Floral-Print Silk Midi Dress (£335)

Marks and Spencer Sequin Knee Length Shift Dress (£32)

H&M Sequined Dress (£40)

Mother of Pearl Claudia Belted Faux Pearl-Embellished Lyocell-Twill Midi Dress (£395)

Ganni Ruffled Floral-Print Plissé-Georgette Mini Dress (£175)

Ghost Jenna Floral Maxi Dress (£120)

Queens of Archive Viv in Scarlet (£230)

Uterque Dress With Embellished Buttons (£116)

COS Long-Sleeve Oversized Sequin Dress (£135)

Monki Sequin Wrap Dress (£60)

Zara Satin Midi Dress (£30)

Sandro Cotton Poplin-Trimmed Fluted Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress (£168)

Reiss Bella Velvet Midi Dress in Berry (£165)

Dorothy Perkins Black Spot Print Shirred Midi Skater Dress (£35)

Nicholas K Sweater Dress (£498)

Joseph Daris Silk Satin Dress (£445)

& Other Stories Belted Pleated Asymmetric Midi Dress ($120)

Olivia Rubin Valentina Green Jacquard Silk Midi Dress (£380)

Ganni Tiered Floral-Print Organza Dress (£265)

Mango Shoulder Pad Velvet Dress (£50)

Loewe Lavalliere Ivory Satin Midi Dress (£1250)

Zara Faux Leather Midi Dress (£50)

Ninety Percent Cutout Stretch-TENCEL Jersey Midi Dress (£125)

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This piece was published at an earlier date and has been udpated.

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