It's never too early to start searching for party dresses to invest in, so you're ready for when the invitations for office parties, Christmas dinners, winter weddings and festive tipples start coming in.
While we first started spotting the major party season trends on the autumn/winter catwalks back in February, designs have only just started landing on the virtual and physical shelves.
Red dresses were everywhere from Stella McCartney to Nensi Dojaka, and to prove my point, Kim Kardashian just wore a scarlet cut-out Balenciaga gown to celebrate her 43rd birthday. The hue happens to be associated with Christmas too, though it'll last beyond the festive season.
You'll never go wrong with a little black dress, and this season designers such as Saint Laurent, Ferragamo and Givenchy have zhuzhed up the timeless style by using sheer fabrics and adding ruching details.
Elevated tailoring and peplum silhouettes were also a fixture at the shows, and lend themselves well to party dressing, while the monochrome brigade will back this season's love-in with all things black, white and grey.
Of course, sequins will never go out of style, and 16Arlington, Ganni and Retrofete are always my go-to for 70s and 90s-inspired designs that I re-wear year after year.
I've made a conscious effort to include party dresses that stand out and tick off this season's trends while being timeless enough to be worn for seasons to come. However, if you're looking for a more sustainable alternative, I'm a big believer in renting party dresses from platforms like HURR and By Rotation. It's a great way to wear designer clothes you might not be able to afford normally, plus, you're guaranteed to never experience dress fatigue.
If you're looking to add to your forever wardrobe though, then keep scrolling.