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.
Jewel tones will ensure you stand out from the crowds. Complement with gold jewellery, Emilio Pucci, £785, Net-a-Porter.com
This metallic jersey dress has a cool robotic feel. Contrast the gold palette with black opaque tights, By Malene Birger, £190, 020-7486 4000
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
Structured shoulders give this embellished style a sharp finish. Team with ankle boots, French Connection, £160, frenchconnection.com