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From embellished to beaded, strapless to asymmetric; there’s a party dress out there to suit everyone’s festive mood. Here’s the Stylist fashion team’s top pick of cocktail dresses for the party season.

Emilio Pucci

Jewel tones will ensure you stand out from the crowds. Complement with gold jewellery, Emilio Pucci, £785, Net-a-Porter.com

Malene Birger

This metallic jersey dress has a cool robotic feel. Contrast the gold palette with black opaque tights, By Malene Birger, £190, 020-7486 4000

Antonio Berardi

Red is the official colour of Christmas and this flippy-skirt dress is perfect for the party season. Cover with a faux-fur jacket, Antonio Berardi, £815, brownsfashion.com

Top Shop Boutique

Velvet and draping gives this asymmetric style a romantic Lanvin-inspired feel. Sharpen with a tux jacket, Topshop Boutique, £125, topshop.com

French Connection

Structured shoulders give this embellished style a sharp finish. Team with ankle boots, French Connection, £160, frenchconnection.com



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