Party dresses will forever be a worthy wardrobe investment. Summer, autumn, winter - there's no season that doesn't require a do-it-all party frock, and we've rounded-up just a few of our favourite styles to kick start your collection.
The new season trends have dictated the style of party dresses for SS16, with colored lace, sheer fabrics and embellishment all coming together to create what we're thinking is the best party dress offering yet.
But there are several things we need to contemplate when putting together that all-important look. The wrong underwear can ruin that oh-so-right dress. Yes, we're talking about the dreaded VPL and unsupportive bras.
The purchase of a seamless brief, a well-fitted strapless bra and great control undies will ensure you own that party dress you've spent the last few weeks searching for.
Now we have that covered, it's time to search for the dress and ASOS, Topshop and H&M are leading the charge on the high street, or if it's something a little more expensive that you're after, why not check out Rosie Assoulin's new-season drop for something show-stopping?
We've rounded-up a party dress edit to suit every shape, taste and event. Whether your go-to is the LBD, you're a fashion risk taker or you need something stylish to take you from the office straight to evening drinks - our definitive rundown, should have you covered.
So read on party-goers and click through to shop the edit of the best party styles for the new season...