There’s absolutely no doubt about it – the run-up to Christmas is the ultimate party season annually.
From family get-togethers and drinks with friends who you haven’t seen for a while, to your work’s Christmas do, there’s always an opportunity to party during the holidays. With these opportunities to party, also come the opportunities to impress. And why not impress with a killer dress?
No matter how often you’re planning to party this season, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 of the best party dresses you can buy this A/W 17.
Splendid Midi Dress, £161.38
Why not take inspiration from A/W 17 designer shows, such as Mulberry and Coach, and choose a floral number for your Christmas party dress. But not just any floral number – 1970s-style!
The best, and trendiest, kind of 70s floral dress this season consists of long, floaty fabrics with a large bloom print. As long as it emulates major bohemian vibes, then you’ve got it right.
More appropriate for a smart casual occasion, simply pair this party dress with strappy stiletto sandals and a fringed handbag for a fun, hippie look that’s just as comfortable as it is fashion-forward.
Hot Line Ribbed Dress, £24.00
One of the hottest colours of the season, stand out at your big event this season in a red-hot party dress.
Luckily for us, the designer catwalks for A/W 17 were all about showcasing any shade of red. From tomato hues at Givenchy and Gucci, to deep wines at Preen and Max Mara, you can rest assured that any red that you choose to rock will work.
The bonus thing about this trend? Red is a colour that will suit any skin tone.
Whether you choose a laid-back loose-fitting knitted number for a more casual event or go full-on in a fitted, lace frock, all you need is confidence to shine. If you really want to dress it up, combine your red dress with gold hoop earrings and sparkly court shoes – and then simply wait for the compliments to roll in.
Underwear as Outerwear
Love Triangle V Neck Mini Dress In All Over Lace, £45.00
A keen favorite for the A/W 17 season, creating the underwear look via your outerwear is back!
Revamp your LBD this season with a sheer or lacy number that will make people double-take when they see you. Not for the faint-hearted, this type of party dress is better suited to events such as catching up with the girls or date night with your other half.
It’s sexy, it’s daring and, when done right, totally chic!
Wear with strappy stiletto sandals or black heeled boots, with minimal accessories and understated jewellery, to let your party dress take center stage this A/W 17.
Blush Pink Ruffles
Ruffle Off Shoulder Midi Dress, £40.00
As well as red, pink is a key trend colour trend for A/W 17. Designers such as Valentino featured hot fuchsia shades on their catwalks, whereas the likes of Emilia Wickstead and Lanvin favoured pastel ice-cream-style shades.
Sci-fi structures and textures were also present at Chanel and Paco Robanne, with the space-age look from a few seasons’ past making a sudden resurgence.
You can combine two trends in one this season by opting for a majestic, blush pink ruffle dress as your main party frock. If it’s a cold-shoulder number, then this scores you, even more, style points!
Simply accessorize your dress with silver or gold jewellery, a glitter clutch and metallic heels for a pretty and feminine party look this A/W 17.
Boogie Oogie Oogie Sequin Dress, £76.08
Perhaps one of the most-loved party dresses of the Christmas season, regardless of the year’s current trends, is the classic sequin dress.
However, thanks to sparkle and shine being featured everywhere for A/W 17 – from Saint Laurent to Marc Jacobs – sequin dresses are fiercer than ever. It’s all about showcasing 70s-style disco fever in abundance.
Maximalism is making a comeback, so try to invest in the glitziest, most glamorous party dresses you can find! If it’s gold or silver – even better!
One of the best things about wearing a sequin dress is that you don’t have to accessorize if you don’t want to – simply throw on a pair of heels and let your dress do the talking. And the dress says: “I’m seriously ready to party!”
There are so many beautiful party dresses available in stores at the moment, whether you’re planning to head to a casual event or a smarter affair. Just remember to shop around for options, find a style that suits you, and choose something that you’ll continue to wear for seasons to come.
And, if you follow our tips, prepare to be the best-dressed at your Christmas party this A/W 17. We hope you have a blast!
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