Top ten: Festive party outfits
Soho Boa pussybow oversized dress, £99, French Connection
A statement pussybow neckline and bold snakeskin-effect print make this loose, flowing design a unique choice for the festive season. Finish with statement jewels and heels for a seventies-inspired party look.
Embellished chiffon mini dress, £200, Needle & Thread at Net-a-Porter
With the delicacy of the hand-embroidered sequins balancing the neat lines of the slim-fit silhouette, this is winter glamour at its most sophisticated. Pair with loafers for a contemporary finish.
Black cowl-back belted maxi dress, £55, River Island
Go long with a maxi dress that taps into two of the biggest trends of 2015; the side-slit and the seventies. Add a classic clutch and a pair of heels to elongate the silhouette.
Gold sequin mini dress, £76, Minkpink at Urban Outfitters
The vintage-style shift silhouette of this striking dress is given edge by the distressed sequinned surface and low V-neck back. Team with flats and a tailored jacket for an unexpected finish.
Gold flakes open-back dress, £105, & Other Stories
Flakes of gold add a touch of festive magic to this chiffon dress with a faux-wrap skirt and keyhole back detail. Complete the look with a bold necklace and a pair of on-trend ankle boots.
Lace detail jumpsuit, £59.99, Zara
With intricate lace detailing and a clean silhouette, this cropped jumpsuit proves that partywear doesn’t necessarily mean a dress. Pair with a bold clutch and heeled boots for a striking look.
Black sequinned dress, £49.99, H&M
A low V-neck back and short hemline find a balance in the long sleeves and easy, flattering fit for a modern party look; this is the LBD with added sparkle. Pair with a simple heeled pump to keep it classic.
Embellished low-back bodycon dress, £115, Topshop
Party dressing need not mean a dark palette, as this white beaded bodycon design proves. Balance the drama of the dress with a simple clutch and a pair of flats.
Metallic coated dress, £89, COS
With a flattering fit and light-catching, ribbed surface, this metallic dress combines a classic shape with a modern finish. Team with a tailored jacket and a chic pair of loafers for a striking party look.
Brocade shift dress, £35, Missguided
Bring sixties style into the modern world with this shimmering brocade shift dress with a vintage high neck. Wear with a delicate court shoe and clutch bag for a look that balances retro glamour with contemporary luxury.