With the Christmas party season upon us, it’s time to break out the sparkly dresses and high heels for some festive fun. For many, this means several hours spent dashing from shop to shop on the high street, resulting in a last-minute panic buy.

This year, to make the process stress-free, we’ve done the hard work for you. Whether you need a frock for your office Christmas party or a dress to wear to the family gathering, this list of festive dresses will help you achieve a chic Christmas look with minimal party prep needed.

1. The sparkly one

With Christmas comes an avalanche of sparkles and sequins – the glitterier the better! Bold and beautiful sequined gowns in reds, blues and gold should be a wardrobe staple this season – perfect for partying the night away. If you prefer an understated look, black sequins look classy while still adding a cheeky touch of sparkle. Let your dress do the talking and go for plain black heels and matching clutch.

This sophisticated slip dress is ideal for sipping a Christmassy cocktail or two:


2. The little black one


No festive dress list would be complete without this timeless classic: the LBD. With one of these up your sleeve, you’ll be prepared for whatever event comes your way this Christmas. Even better, choose several for your wardrobe in different lengths and styles to make sure you’re prepped for all occasions. To avoid an all-black look, dare to pair your LBD with bare legs, or if you’re feeling super festive, some sparkly tights. A brightly coloured clutch is all you need to make this outfit pop.

You can add some gold bling to spice up this simple but sweet pick:



3. The velvet one


We’re sure that for many of you, your favourite party dress as a child was made from velvet – a Christmas fabric like no other. As an adult, a velvet dress not only looks classy, but will help you stay warm and cosy on those frosty winter nights. Jewel colours such as ruby reds, emerald greens and deep purples look fabulously festive, but trusty black velvet will never let you down. If you’re curvier, opt for a style that nips in at the waist, while a bardot neckline flatters a more athletic body type.

This foxy red option is a must for any Christmas party:


4. The maxi one


Make a statement this Christmas with a sweeping maxi dress. This style works in every colour and fabric – channel your inner drama queen with a dramatic red version, or jazz up a plain black maxi by going for one with a side slit. Choose between sleeveless, long sleeved, or even bare one shoulder with a one shoulder option. The versatility of this dress works for absolutely everyone, backless or low-cut, loose and flowy or fishtail. All you need to rock this style is confidence, so find your glitziest earrings, grab your favourite pair of heels, and get ready to make an entrance.

This gorgeous red pick is sure to turn heads at any party:


5. The metallic one


When it comes to a Christmas party, think silver, gold and bronze, in any shape or style. A shift dress or T-shirt style suit most shapes, but you could go full glam with a floor-length option. This type of dress is a showstopper on its own, so to avoid looking like a Christmas tree, try to keep shoes and accessories plain. If you’re not really a dress kind of gal, a metallic jumpsuit will give you an alternative look.

This beautiful dress comes in emerald green, khaki, or mauve and will flatter any shape:

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