5 Essential Party Dresses for the Festive Season
When it comes to dressing for party season, there are certain styles that never fall out of favour. These are the dresses that will see you through the coming flurry of festivities, from Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve and future occasions to come.
The Little Black Dress
An LBD is the party plus-one you can always count on – but don’t be fooled by its staple status. Black evening dresses may be classic, but they’re anything but boring thanks to Taller Marmo and Galvan, whose feather frou-frou and crystal trims bring a touch of drama.
Ruched Mini Dress$465
Valentina Midi Dress$395
Feather-Trim Mini Dress$2,242
Sequinned Lazeli Mini Dress$1,646
Feather-Trimmed Lincoln Mini Dress$1,382
Lace Paisley Mini Dress$1,388
Feather-Trim Etta Mini Dress$400
The Cocktail Dress
If the invitation calls for this dress code, you know you’re in for a night to remember. Less formal than an evening gown but more polished than a party dress, cocktail dresses hit the sweet spot when it comes to elegant soirées. Whether you opt for old-school appeal à la Nervi or modern glamour by New Arrivals, midi lengths always offer a failsafe option to ensure you dazzle all evening long.
The Evening Gown
If you’ve landed a coveted RSVP to a black-tie event this party season, you’ll need an outfit that’s worthy of the occasion. No strangers to a red carpet, the likes of Jenny Packham, Elie Saab and Georges Hobeika will show you the way in dreamy tulle ball gowns and sleek evening dresses. Wintry colours like shimmering gold, emerald green and midnight blue are perfect for the season.
The Red Dress
Love Christmas? Say it loud and say it proud. Doused in the most festive colour, red dresses are unapologetically fabulous. Figure-hugging silhouettes by Alexandre Vauthier and Magda Butrym ooze old-Hollywood glamour, while mini party pieces by The Vampire’s Wife and Rotate are dancefloor-ready.
Bow-Detail Mini Dress$425
Silk Wrap Mini Dress$568
Ostrich Feather Gina Mini Dress$1,539
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Lisette Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress$416
Floral Keeley Midi Dress$1,790
Tulle Gretta Mini Dress$368
Satin Feather-Trim Maxi Dress$2,663
The Sequin Dress
When you say party, we say sequins. It’s not every day that we get to don top-to-toe glitter – so, when the opportunity arrives, why do half measures? There’s no end to the fun that sequins can bring to your festive style, from flapper dresses to Studio 54 numbers and femme ballerina silhouettes. After all, what’s a dancefloor without a disco ball?
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