Best Dressed | The Party Dresses of 2019

Party season is here! But before you start digging out your glittery eye shadow and pouring yourself a glass of prosecco, we need to start thinking about the party dresses you need to add to your basket. Whether you’re looking to channel effortless chic, or you want to stand out among the crowd we’ve got the styles for you. If you’re opting for the latter then you’ll be glad to hear it’s all about 80’s as evening wear this year. With party dresses boasting exaggerated shoulders, puffed sleeves and sequins galore. Alternatively if you’re looking for something slightly more understated, our selection of LBD’s will most definitely delight.

Olivia Rubin party dress

Sequins and Metallic

The easiest way to sparkle this season is to be covered in sequins, right? With balloon sleeves, plunging or high neck detail, our selection of sequinned and metallic dresses are guaranteed glamour to make you shine under the disco ball this party season. Choose from either mini dress styles from ROTATE and Ganni, perfect for those with luscious long legs, or the longer 20’s style of the Rixo Emmy Diagonal Sequin dress for effortless sophistication. Team with a pair of barely there heels for party perfection.

Off the Shoulder

Show a little skin with our selection of off the shoulder dresses from Philosophy de Lorenzo and Self Portrait to naturally complement the female shape. Create flattering silhouettes with sweetheart necklines and asymmetric designs, team with a pair of classic mules or barely there heels for guaranteed best dressed status at your Christmas party.

Little Black Dress

Is there anything that screams Christmas party wear more than velvet? We think not. That’s why this ROTATE mini dress with exaggerated shoulders and button detail is number one on our list of LBD’s. On the other hand, for those of you who want to channel those 80’s vibes, opt for the puffed sleeve and flattering fit of this Solace London mini dress. For more formal occasions, nothing says elegance like the structured fit and button detail of this Balmain V-neck dress, the perfect dress to take from day to night. Oozing sophistication and class, our selection of little black dresses are real classics that will deliver on style season after season.

Printed and Floral

Contrary to what you may think, printed and floral patterns are very much still on the cards for party season. Inject some femininity into your party wardrobe with ROTATE dresses in bold paisley and floral prints or this Self Portrait guipure lace maxi to stand out among the crowd. Team with simple hair accessories and a top handle handbag from Shrimps for a ladylike luxury look.


Words by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert