Christmas party dresses 2018
As party season approaches in a cascade of glitter and swathes of velvet, we asses which Christmas party dresses 2018 will be throwing into the spotlight
Holly berries, Rudolph's nose, Santa's suit... your perfec party outfit. Equal parts bold, sexy and festive, red is a forever-winning colour choice when it comes to merry part dressing.
Paule Ka bow red crepe dress, £315. Buy it here
Rixo Samantha sequin dress, £325. Buy it here
Nanushka canaan ribbed knit turtleneck dress, £290. Buy it here
Opt for jewel-toned dresses, suits, and accessories for a luxe seasonal look. Whether opal, sapphire or ruby red, be your very own walking, talking jewellery box.
Amanda Wakeley silk tulle maxi, £1,595. Buy it here
Stine Goya Liv crushed velvet maxi, £330. Buy it here
Solace Violeta one shoulder gown, £480. Buy it here
Be a resilient snow-flower and take the floral trend into the Christmas night. Go girly and bright with The Vampire's Wife's duck-egg blue version, or dark and moody with Needle and Thread's three tiered gown.
Alice and Olivia Lavenia floral midi dress, £500. Buy it here
The Vampire's Wife Festival floral jacquard ruffle trimmed dress, £1,355. Buy it here
Needle and Thread Winter Forest tiered gown, £290. Buy it here
Whether rebel-rocker sparkles or clean cut tailoring, the party trouser is the ideal alternative for when you don't want to wear a dress.
Alice and Olivia meera sequin stripe trousers, £675. Buy it here
Marques Almeida rust wide leg trousers, £555. Buy it here
De La Vali uma trousers white, £250. Buy here
Little black dress
The most fail-safe trick in the party-dressing box is the age-old LBD. Give it a fun twist with a sheer sleeve update a la Mother of Pearl and Jonathan Simkhai for extra points.
Mother of Pearl sheer sleeve dress, £450. Buy it here
Jonathan Simkhai black pleat trimmed dress, £525. Buy it here
De La Vali Tito black dress, £495. Buy it here
All that glitters
Be your own bauble. There's nothing like an all-over sequin to get you into the festive spirit, especially as this year's metallic trend shows no signs of abating. Just add champagne.
Vanessa Seward jumpsuit, £494. Buy it here
Zara sequin dress, £89.99. Buy it here
Bardo sequin mini, £295. Buy it here
Whether classic Le Smoking, pyjama-inspired, or velveteen, be a cool girl in a tailored two piece.
De La Vali Tigerlily suit, buy it here
Jacquemus suit, buy it here