December is here, but if you still haven't sorted your wardrobe for the party season, fear not. We've got the inside scoop on the best dresses hitting your favourite stores this month - and to avoid any unpleasant elbowing in store to secure your dream outfit (we've been there), they're all available at the click of a mouse.
A fifties-style frock in crimson red? Ideal for Christmas day.
With it's adorable collar detail and nipped in waist, this dress has shot straight to the top of our Christmas list.
Rose beaded dress, £295, whistles.co.uk
This cool tartan sequin mini dress with fringing with take you through the party season and beyond.
Ashish dress, £965, brownsfashion.com
Work edgy, boho chic just like the Parisians in an Isabel Marant dress.
Isabel Marant Nelcie dress, £2,120, matchesfashion.com
An elegant cocktail dress with flattering ruching at the waist.
French Connection silk ruched dress, £97.50, johnlewis.com
An elegant embellished cocktail dress with delicate sheer sleeves.
Alice by Temperley cocktail dress, £469, harrods.com
The ASOS Salon range is full of high end party pieces - we think this shirt dress is perfect for pre-Christmas drinks.
Grungy glamour from the king of New York cool, Alexander Wang.
Alexander Wang silk dress, £490, brownsfashion.com
Wear this gorgeous Christopher Kane dress to the office party and rack up some serious style credentials.
Christopher Kane lace dress, £1,785, brownsfashion.com
December is the only time of year where it's acceptable to wear metallics constantly. Save this bronze number for New Year's Eve.
Biba one-shoulder maxi-dress, £295, houseoffraser.co.uk
This sixties-style shift will work with flats or peep-toe pumps.
Antonio Marras loose dress, £849, farfetch.com
Monochrome and with a statement neckline - this dress ticks off two trend boxes.
This plaid dress from super cool french label Carven is sure to bring some festive cheer.
Carven plaid dress, £450, farfetch.com
A festive glittery pattern and cute bow detail make this frock perfect for Christmas day.
Rainbow lurex bow dress, £80, topshop.com
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen stocking up on Christmas outfits at LK Bennett - this fuchsia velvet dress would certainly fit the bill.
A bold red dress that will wow at work drinks.
Love Moschino shift dress, £250, my-wardrobe.com
A sparkling, sleeveless shift in a subtle dove grey.
Per Una Speziale dress, £119, marksandspencer.com
A bright maxi-dress in stretchy jersey - very forgiving after one too many mince pies.
Osman Yousefzada for John Lewis dress, £250, johnlewis.com
Feel like a snow queen in this sequinned wrap dress.
By Malene Birger dress, £670, harveynichols.com
Comfortable and slouchy, but with just the right amount of glitz to be party appropriate.
Showcase a beautiful silhouette in this sweeping gown.
Amanda Wakeley dress, £895, net-a-porter.com
This cheeky McQ frock adds a bit of fun to party season dressing.
A classic shape and style, in this season's staple - the polka dot.
Dasha black bustier dress, £189, reissonline.com
Team this sweet scalloped hem dress with a statement necklace and platform heels.
A very mod sequin shift from super stylist and designer Rachel Zoe.
Rachel Zoe Peggy dress, £415, selfridges.com
A flattering, waist-defining dress in a rich jacquard print.
Jacquard flare dress, £99.50, bananarepublic.gap.eu
A printed silk shift that will also take you into Spring.
Peter Pilotto dress, £1,035, net-a-porter.com
The elegant cut and draping make this high street piece look designer.
Asymmetric lace dress, £69.99, zara.com
Naturally, Beyonce's fashion line has plenty of dresses made by the dance floor.
House of Dereon sequin dress, £100, selfridges.com