We Can't Justify Buying All 36 of These Christmas Party Dresses, So Help Us Out

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!

This one is selling out quick (for obvious reasons). 

Slip in to this silky number and add gold jewels for extra kudos. 

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 already sold out once and it's now being restocked. 

Pat Butcher style OTT earrings will complete the look. 

Print, ruffles, high neck - it's the whole pretty package. 

Red is the colour of love and we love this Temperley London dress of dreams. 

Clashing jewel tone accessories will take this frock from hot to haute. 

We vision this with a berry lipstick and golden mules. 

Make your shirt dress work for evening too by going belted and maxi.

Ditsy stars will make you feel instantly festive. 

Yellow with red lipstick will end up being your new favourite festive combo. 

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.