Now Is The Time To Get ThisYear's Party Dress

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17 Dec 2017
by: Hannah Lewis

Intro Deck: 

Finally the perfect excuse to delve into the velvet and sequin trend as our stylist, Hannah Lewis, shops for the ultimate 2017 Christmas party dresses.

Let’s talk about this year’s party dress vibe: Velvet and sequins are having a major moment. They might be a tad over the top for your average Friday night down the The White Hart but for Christmas? BRING – IT – ON. If you love dressing up then this is your moment. So here’s my va-va-voom guide to the party season dress trends we’re really loving right now. Just one thing before you get started, don’t worry about never wearing it again, just go for it. Below are a few of the dress trends it’ll be worth looking out for during your hunt for the perfect party dress.

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Looking for more Christmas inspiration? We’ve got a number of guides to the best Christmas gifts for mum, Christmas gifts for dad, secret Santa gift ideas, Christmas gifts for her and Christmas gifts for him. If you’re not exhausted by that, then we’ve also got an edit of the best Christmas makeup gift sets, beauty advent calendars, watches for women and the best jewellery just in time for the gifting season…

The Ruffle Dress

I’m a huge fan of the ruffle. As is Alessandro Michele (Mr Gucci) and Saint Laurent; both of their Autumn/Winter 2017 collections are awash with frills galore, on straps, hems and everything in between. If your budget doesn’t stretch to Gucci the high street has totally nailed it. From Zara to Topshop to Mango, I can guarantee you will find a ruffle that you can work with.

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All About The Long Sleeves 

Suitably wintery and beyond flattering, this is my favourite dress style of the moment. Colourful printed silks, asymmetric hem lines, wrap-around bodies and, of course, more ruffles. This is such a flattering style that will suit any shape without the need to bare all. 

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Revved Up Texture

Right, so now we’re really talking Christmas. It’s lamé, it’s sequins and it’s glitter. Bodycon is the way to way to go and, trust me, it really is surprisingly flattering, so worth trying on even if it isn’t normally your thing.

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Oriental… Yep, it’s True

There’s been a sudden surge in Oriental-inspired dresses landing on the shop floors this week and, despite it being winter, I’m obsessed. Grab something with a stand collar and a few diagonally positioned buttons across a lavish silk print and you’re good to go! 

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Have a look through our Christmas party dress edit below – and happy shopping!


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