We've Found 19 Perfect Party Dresses for the Whole of the Festive Season

It's time to talk about the "C" word: Christmas. Seeing as we're nearing the end of November, it's totally reasonable to bring it up. One of the main reasons we want to talk about it? Party season, of course. The joy of this time of year isn't just about mulled wine and mince pies but it's also about discovering the party piece of your dreams. 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're 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 19 "wow" dresses in particular. From 16Arlington's retro feather trim to & Other Stories' perfect puff-sleeved midis, scroll down to shop the party dresses that are sure to get you on the dance floor.

Wear by itself or layered over a white tee.

Mini dresses are having a real moment. 

Ganni is doing such good minidresses right now.

This would also look so nice over tailored trousers. 

Mark our words: This is the party dress brand all the fashion girls are wearing. 

Zara comes through with this absolute showstopper.