It’s fair to say that, for 10 months of the year, I’m a pretty reserved dresser. I tend to stick to a neutral colour palette which is splashed upon classic wardrobe staples including, but not limited to, camel coats, pleated midi skirts and button-down blouses. But boy does that change come November and December.
Party season provides me with a safe space to unleash my inner magpie. I find myself gravitating towards anything that sparkles and shines instead of the muted pieces I usually favour. After all, sequins don’t seem quite so daunting when everyone else is giving them a whirl, do they?
Eni wears a polka-dot party dress from & Other Stories.
I relish the time when I can dress as frivolously as I please, but, knowing that I’ll fall back into the arms of my timeless wares come January, I never allow myself to spend large sums on sparkle. Instead, I turn to the high street, and for 2019 it has some of the best party dresses I’ve ever come across.
Everywhere from Topshop to & Other Stories has sprung into party mode in the last week with so many excellent dress options to choose from. Personally, I’ve found my favourite in Warehouse (the silver lurex midi with the coordinating belt is perfection as far as I’m concerned) but, with stellar offerings also coming through from New Look, River Island and Mango, I’ll be RSVPing to every night out and party going to afford me the chance to wear them all.
Keep scrolling to see and shop my edit of the best high-street party dresses 2019 had to offer. I promise that office Christmas party won’t seem like such an effort.