The party season is here and one of the very best things about Christmas is getting glammed up and hitting the dancefloor in a sparkling new outfit.
From marvellous midi dresses to glittering gowns and seasonal skater dresses, there’s a perfect Christmas party dress for everyone.
We’ve covered a range of budgets and styles that include high street outfits and some truly indulgent designer dresses for a fabulous Christmas treat.
So, if you’ve got the invite but nothing to wear then draw some inspiration from our round-up of the best Christmas party dresses of 2021.
Shein fit and flare dress: £18.00
Grab a Christmas cracker of a dress that won’t blow the budget with this pretty scallop-necked dress from Shein.
Available in emerald green, ruby red or sapphire blue, this outfit oozes elegance with a full skirt and belted waist. The midi-length dress will work perfectly with strappy silver heels and a glittery clutch bag.
Nobody’s Child ruched sleeve dress: £49
Stand out in a star-printed midi-dress which adds an edgy look to party glamour. Featuring bold red stars on a black slim-fitted dress with ruched sleeves, you can unleash your inner rock chick and vamp it up at the office party.
Slip on some killer black or red stilettoes or go full-on biker chic with some chunky black boots and rock the dancefloor.
River Island pink sequin belted mini dress: £60.00
Christmas is the ideal time to embrace an embellished sequinned dress and this short, dusky pink dress will be guaranteed to get you noticed.
It features bang-on-trend long puffed sleeves and cute button details down the front of the dress. Add a pop of colour to the pale pink with a neon green quilted clutch bag with zip fastenings.
Ted Baker Neyda jersey dress: £95.00
If you’re looking for partywear that provides the ultimate in comfort – yet still looks stylish – then this soft camel-coloured dress will fit the bill.
The cowl neck and twisted detail at the waist add a touch of glamour, while the jersey material keeps you snug and warm – ideal for outside gatherings or a fun evening at a Winter Wonderland!
New Look belted wrap dress: £22.49
This black and silver sequinned number is from New Look’s Curve range which has been created for women of size 18 to 28.
With short ‘flutter sleeves’ and a cinched in belted waist, this dress totally captures the party spirit. Add a pair of statement silver diamante tasselled earrings to complete the look.
Monsoon Edie embellished dress: £150.00
This festive floaty dress complete with a black mesh overlay was made for dancing the night away. The material is lightweight, and the mesh is embellished with silver starbursts to bring all the sparkles of Christmas to life.
Get ready to receive compliments on the unusual triangular cut-out at the back of the dress that adds a touch of originality to the outfit.
Joe Browns majestic velour dress: £60.00
Joe Browns is the master of quirky women’s fashion and this black and gold velour number makes our list of the top party dresses this season.
With a pretty funnelled neckline, it also has a black and gold foil polka dot print that adds a touch of glitzy glamour that will leave you feeling festive as you belt out those Christmas songs at the office karaoke.
Boohoo satin skater dress: £40.50
Online retailer Boohoo has come up trumps with this teal blue long-sleeved skater dress for the party season.
Team this stunning satin dress with a pair of simple nude high heels and shimmering sheer tights – and add sparkly silver hoop earrings for a dazzling finishing touch.
Michael Kors jacquard halter dress: £225.00
Last Christmas, parties were off the agenda due to the pandemic, so if you’ve decided to go all out this year and blow the budget on your dream dress, add this beautiful Michael Kors dress to your wishlist.
The black dress features a subtle, yet light-catching leopard print, which falls from a chained halter neck to an asymmetric hem. It’s a designer dress that will get you plenty of complements.
John Lewis Jolie Moi royal blue maxi dress: £69.00 (was £95.00)
Cut to a flared full-length skirt and created from soft lace, this royal blue sleeveless dress is designed with a pretty chiffon maxi skirt overskirt and a ribbon belt for a flawless fit and flare shape.
We think this dress should do the talking, so keep accessories to a minimum and just add a simple pair of ivory block heeled sandals for effortless elegance. This dress would also make the perfect outfit for a winter wedding when teamed with a faux fur white bolero jacket.
SilkFred cowl neck slip dress £55.00
Add glamour to any occasion with this strappy green satin dress. With thin, adjustable shoulder straps and a curved hem, this party favourite is a timeless classic that can be worn year after year without going out of style. It’s ideal for a formal cocktail party, a Christmas date– or the annual office bash. Just add tinsel!
Pretty Little Thing bandeau dress: £64.00 (was £75.00)
Go for gold in this curvy satin, strapless dress with a structured corset styled bodice and ruched detailing. This shiny satin dress has a thigh-length split for red carpet glamour that will turn heads for all the right reasons.
Get ready to party…
Whatever style of dress you prefer, we recommend going all out in the wardrobe department this Christmas! Sequinned dresses, glittery shoes and over-the-top statement necklaces are what Christmas fashion is all about. Go for it – and shine as bright as the star on top of the tree this party season.