It's time to talk about the "C" word: Christmas. We're fully aware it's only just autumn, but party season is approaching scarily fast, and the enjoyment of fashion often lies in the planning, right? The joy of discovering the party piece of your dreams can sometimes be greater than the actual night out itself. Of course, you might already own something and just need that reminder to dig it out of the back of your closet. Or you might feel inspired when you see our edit to go vintage shopping because the trends this year are particularly retro. Either way, this serves as a well-timed starter for what's to come.
So, while we've been planning our autumn capsule wardrobes and lining up our winter coats ready for when the inevitable happens, we're also thinking about the dresses already grabbing our attention—from sequins to fancy prints and everything in between.
'Tis the season where we can all take inspo from the decorations we'll later adorn our houses with. Embrace anything from all over sequins, embellishment and basically anything that can light up a room.
Our research has led us to 36 "wow" dresses in particular. From Ganni's metallic checked beauty (that looks just as good by day, giving you extra mileage), to the animal print Rixo dress that's already selling out, keep scrolling to see our picks. Meet you at the bar!
Yes to rainbow sequins.
Just add velvet platforms.
This one is selling out quick (for obvious reasons).
Glossy red lipstick will be the cherry on the cake.
Laura Jackson wants us to wear this. Who are we to argue?
Slip in to this silky number and add gold jewels for extra kudos.
It'll make you feel a million dollars.
Remove the tie belt and add a retro chain version.
Boots, kitten heels or strappies—it'll go with every shoe going.
The dancing girl Emoji just came to life (in a totally chic way, of course).
It's juts calling out for pink accessories.
You can never go wrong with Ganni.
All kinds of fabulous.
It's already sold out once and it's now being restocked.
Party season isn't complete without an LBD.
Pat Butcher style OTT earrings will complete the look.
Print, ruffles, high neck - it's the whole pretty package.
We all love a one shoulder.
Red is the colour of love and we love this Temperley London dress of dreams.
It's just calling out to be teamed with silver sequins.
The ultimate showstopping dress.
It really is the 24/7 frock.
Clashing jewel tone accessories will take this frock from hot to haute.
We vision this with a berry lipstick and golden mules.
Team with a lilac pouch bag and elegant heels.
It needs minimal effort to look amazing.
You'll never want to remove it.
Coloured sequins are an easy win.
Make your shirt dress work for evening too by going belted and maxi.
Floor length sequins will guarantee you make an entrance.
Ditsy stars will make you feel instantly festive.
Yellow with red lipstick will end up being your new favourite festive combo.
Yes, we love.
You'll wear this for party season and beyond.
Dress it up or down. Either way, you'll want to wear it at all times.
Continue to shop the new in shoes that'll go with your party frock.