Shop our pick of the best party dresses on the high street...
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.
Why dance under the disco ball when you can BE the disco ball? This shimmery playful frock from Adrianna Papell is sure to turn heads with its silver sequins and whimsical bell sleeves.
Red dominated the runways this fashion season and was seen in generous splashes across Alexander McQueen and Valentino’s runways. Luckily, the shade of this understated gown isn’t just on trend – it’s also perfect for Christmas.
Bring your A game in this monochrome A-line dress. With an eye-catching geometric print and full skirt perfect for swishing around in, it’s proof that you don’t need colour to create a playful outfit.
Lace is always a great shout and this cocktail dress takes it to another level with varying shades of purple and navy. Look closely and you’ll be able to spot floral details that’ll have you dreaming of spring.
Let your outfit do all the talking with this gold and violet dress by Karen Millen. With strap and pleated detailing, it also comes in a shorter style if you’re looking to flash more leg.
Bring the drama in this flowy off shoulder dress by French Connection. Style it with a gorgeous updo and a bold statement lip – you’ll do Brigitte Bardot proud.
Go all out and embrace this sequin number from Tibi.
Just add matching metallic heels and a box clutch to complete your look.
Feeling brave? Try this pink full skirt option from Rosie Assoulin.