Have you been counting down the days until Christmas? Don’t worry, we have too and we can’t wait to let our hair down! Party season is just around the corner so we’ve done your shopping for you (well some of it at least!). Forget about wardrobe worries with our pick of the best party looks this Christmas from classic monochrome to complete Hollywood glamour, we've rounded up a selection of the most elegant party dresses to see you through the festivities in style.
Texture and Sparkle
Everyone loves a touch of sparkle at Christmas but when it comes to sequins we think less is more. Buy into the sparkle trend with this luxurious, feminine pencil skirt worn with a tactile fluffy V-neck charcoal jumper – it’s the perfect desk to dinner outfit worn with a pair of sleek metallic heels. Alternatively take inspiration from Julien Macdonald’s Autumn Winter 2014 collection by wearing feather trimmed separates like this Moulinette Soeurs top that lends itself well to a smart casual dress code when paired with leather leggings or black skinny jeans. Complete the textural look with a bold Jane Gowans ‘Avian’ necklace inspired by the sculptural delicacy of layered feathers in a Silver or 18kt Gold Vermeil finish.
Charcoal fluffy V neck jumper £32.00, River Island.
Navy sequin pencil skirt £45.00, River Island.
Brook extreme pointed court shoe £79.00, Dune.
Feather trimmed black party top £178.00, Moulinette Soeurs @ Anthropologie.
Avian necklace £135.00, Jane Gowans.
Avian earrings £210.00, Jane Gowans.
Shades of Midnight
Stand out for all the right reasons with a sleek black jumpsuit that will pop amidst a sea of sparkles. We think you’ll still feel comfortable in this strapless black Topshop jumpsuit after a huge turkey dinner plus, with the tapered trouser legs and structured bodice you’re well prepared for a night of carefree dancing. Don’t forget to ramp up the glamour with party-worthy stilettos, an embellished clutch bag and this statement gold plated ring from Jane Gowans . On the other hand, if you’re devoted to dresses and have money to spend get your hands on this delicate, feminine dress from Yoana Baraschi, available from Anthropologie.
Black strapless jumpsuit £98.00, Topshop.
High-neck black dress £238.00, Yoana Baraschi @ Anthropologie.
Textured black cape £69.99, H&M.
Black asymmetric stiletto sandals £45.00, River Island.
Game Gold Plated ring £345.00, Jane Gowans.
Add some screen siren attitude to your Christmas party style with this shimmering wrap-detail maxi dress from Alice Temperley. Don’t be frightened away by the risqué open back because, we know it’s not glamourous but support underwear is your friend. Investing in the right lingerie means that this beautiful dress will skim your curves rather than clinging to them. Paint your lips red, grab a handcrafted Jasper & Jeera clutch and announce your arrival at the party in style.
Lurex maxi dress £199.00, Somerset by Alice Temperley @ John Lewis.
Flores box clutch £98.00, Jasper & Jeera @ Anthropologie.
Azura pointed stiletto court shoe £79.00, Dune.
Martha Gold Plated earrings £100.00, Jane Gowans.
Hitch Gold Vermeil pendant £210.00, Jane Gowans.
Matilda Gold Plated ring £130.00, Jane Gowans.