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Top 5 Party Dresses for Christmas and New Year's Eve

BY: Nic | 19 Dec 2014
Top 5 Party Dresses for Christmas and New Year's Eve

'Tis the season to pull out all the stops and go for full-on glamour! I've sifted through arm loads of velvet, sequins and lace to come up with my top five party season dresses to carry you through Christmas and New Year...


The cut and detail in this black Top Shop dress makes it look a lot more expensive than its £45 price tag and the drape effect pleats over one shoulder are incredibly flattering. One for the Christmas dinner perhaps?

Top Shop black dress


There's no reason to stick to black with so many gorgeous jewel shades to choose from. Ted Baker's Sarvani Red Lace Dress, £169 ticks two on-trend boxes: vivid colour and lace, while remaining timelessly elegant. I'd keep accessories minimal and let this dress do most of the talking!

Ted Baker's Sarvani Red Lace Dress


I actually gasped when I saw this sequined dress in River Island - the detail is stunning and I love the combination of gold and silver metallics - a real show stopper at £60. Elbow length sleeves and a scoop back add elegance to the bodycon style.

River island metallic dress


Zara has once again nailed the latest catwalk trends with this cape style velvet dress, £69.99 embellished with sequins and fringes. A little more edgy than traditional party dresses, I think this style is super cool and very wearable.

Beauty & Spas


If you're up for investing in a dress that looks good enough to roll out every year, the copper and black All Saints Shia Tee Dress, £298 ticks a lot of boxes. Incorporating tiger and reptile prints, heavily beaded with seqin detail, it has capped sleeves and a dipped hem at the back. I'm a fan of this relaxed, easy to wear style that skims over any Quality Street induced bumps!

All Saints Shia Tee Dress

I've never lost my childhood love of dressing up and if we can't do it at Christmas and New Year, when can we?!