100 gorgeous Christmas party dresses
Lace Panel Dress, £50, Oasis
This burgundy Christmas party dress has just the right amount of lace to look fancy and festive, and the rich colour is perfect for the season. Plus, the fabric has enough stretch to keep you comfortable while dancing the night away.
Per Una Specialize floral lace shift, £119, Marks & Spencer
Looking for something extra special for your Christmas party? M&S's stunning gold lace shift is just the ticket. We love the subtle sparkle detail.
Midi Dress In Animal Print, £45, Asos
Bright, bold and feminine, this patterned Christmas party dress is sure to get you kissed under the mistletoe!
The Amber Dress, £45, Oasis
Curvy gals may fear a bodycon, but the gathered waist flatters a fuller figure and the long sleeves keep you from feeling too bare. Plus the subtle sparkles make this a partytime stunner.
Gemma Wrap Dress, £65, www.bananarepublic.co.uk
Don't want to waste money on a party dress you'll only wear once? Buy this versatile (and flattering!) wrap dress, instead. You can dress it up with sparkly accessories for your Christmas party and then dress it down for work.
Natural Kingdom dress, £149, Ted Baker
If you're a fan of a ladylike silhouette then Ted Baker's bright Peter Pan collar dress is just the ticket for your Christmas party.
Lace Mix Midi Dress, £45, Asos
This oxblood stunner embraces the Christmas theme without being in-your-face red -- and the full, below-the-knee skirt adds a dose of coverage and modesty.
Carmakoma Shift Dress, £135, Asos
All eyes will be on you in this flirty, plus-size party dress with fun leather-like embellishments.
Combined stripes dress, £59.99, Zara
Zara's striped PVC detail shift is an LBD with edge. Pair with bold silver accessories and poker locks for a sleek, on-trend party look.
Lace and velvet dress, £68, Next
This gorgeously gothic party dress is one of our top picks. The flared skirt is perfect for dancing!
Jacquard floral dress, £75, Warehouse
Go retro for your Christmas party in Warehouse's stunning fit-and-flare dress. Layer with a statement necklace and sweep hair into a bouffant for full-on glamour.
Pencil Dress With Waterfall Detail, £35, Asos
This striking forest-green dress is sophisticated, flattering and undeniably chic.
Long dress, £29.99, H&M
If you like a longer dress but don't want to sacrifice on sexiness, H&M's gorgeous burgundy floor-sweeper features a sultry centre slit and cut-out back.
Mycah dress, £99, Coast
What better way to give a nod to the festive season than with a wintry white dress? The cinched waist and cute capped sleeves ensure this Coast dress is a figure-flatterer, too.
Kimono Maxi Dress, £65, Asos Curve
You don't have to be a size 6 to sizzle at your Christmas party! This gorgeous wrap-style, plus-size dress features a sexy V-neck and rich velvet accents.
Burnout leaf skater dress, £35, ASOS
A touch of velvet will give your party outfit a subtly gothic feel, so pair ASOS' leaf dress with dark lips and plum accessories to up the octane. The full-sleeved skater silhouette is ideal for those who like to keep their arms under wraps.
Lucie snake print dress, £165, Whistles
Give a subtle spin on animal print in Whistles' snake print dress, which comes in an on-trend shade of khaki.
Elke dress, £149, Ted Baker
The lace dress is a party classic and they don't come more sophisticated (or festive) than this gold and black Ted Baker number with chic high-neck detail.
Premium Geo Embellished Mini, £120.00, Asos
This beaded shift is so fun, no one will blame you if you want to wear it for Christmas and New Year's Eve!
Laser cut leather shift dress, £140, Miss Selfridge
The festive season doesn't have to call for glitz and sparkles -- go grunge yet girly at your Christmas party in this cool laser-cut shift by Miss Selfridge.
Straight dress with contrasting side panels, £35.99, Zara
With a plunging neckline and streamlining side-panels, Zara's stylish shift will flaunt killer curves to perfection. Just add killer heels.
Graphic check dress, £160, Karen Millen
In a classic shift silhouette Karen Millen's graphic dress is a sophisticated Christmas party option with statement-making power thanks to the checked print.
Hybrid Midi Dress, £77, Asos
With its high neck and longer length, this ladylike dress is conservative enough for your office Christmas party without feeling the least bit boring.
Oriental print fitted dress, £39.99, Mango
This pretty Oriental print dress is perfect for taking from office to after hours. Just add heels and loose the boardroom blazer.
Jacquard A-line dress, £55, Topshop
Nail your Christmas party look with military precision in Topshop's camo dress. The subtly jacquard print gives the A-line silhouette a cool, edgy twist. Pair with silver accessories for a festive finish.
Purple bar petite dress, £35, Wallis
The chic draped silhouette of Wallis' dress will help give proportion to petite figures, while the bright hue will ensure you stand out for all the right reasons at your Christmas 2013 bash.
Chevron stripe skater dress, £50, Oasis
The directional chevron stripes on this Oasis skater dress ensure it's a real figure-flatterer. Add some strappy heels and bouncy waves for an effortless Christmas party look.
Embellished skater dress, £69, Miss Selfridge
There's nothing more Christmassy than a spot of sparkle and Miss Selfridge's skater dress boasts plenty!
Rebecca wrap crepe dress, £55, Oasis
It's not all about the LBD -- a bright flash of colour goes a long way. Oasis' electric-blue crepe dress comes in a flattering wrap silhouette with cinched waist.
Black and grey embellished dress, £36, Wallis
Give a nod to the 20s with Wallis art deco detail dress. Add to the retro vibes with a finger-wave hairstyle and sparkly hair slide.
Gold sequin sleeveless dress, £24.99, New Look
If you've got a big Christmas night out planned then you can't go wrong with plenty of sparkle! Wear New Look's sequin dress with big bouncy waves and scarlet accessories to make maximum impact.
Floral slip dress, £42, ASOS
Give a nod to the '90s in ASOS' slinky floral slip dress. Perfect for dancing the night away!
Flocked belted skater dress, £29.99, New Look
Perfect for flattering curves, New Look's flocked skater dress features a tactile flocked floral print. Pair with Mary Jane heels for a subtly '50s vibe.
Sequin Top Cami Dress, £35, Asos
Not even Santa could resist checking you out in this sexy LBD! Throw on a tweed jacket or velvet blazer if you want to show a little less skin -- and take it off once the party heats up.
Clover print tunic dress, £50, Oasis
Featuring a cute clover print and Peter Pan collar this tunic dress is perfect for a smart-casual Christmas bash like a dinner or drinks.
Trumpet sleeve lace dress, £75, ASOS
Stand out in ASOS striking red lace shift, featuring sultry peek-a-boo sleeves.
Per Una fit and flare dress, £89, Marks & Spencer
Featuring a romantic red floral print this stunning fit and flare dress from M&S will ensure you're the belle of any ball.
V Front chiffon insert dress, £38, Topshop
Channel your inner disco diva in this gold panel slip dress from Topshop. Add dark lips and chunky ankle boots for a grungy twist.
Cream embellished slip dress, £70, River Island
Give a nod to the '20s in this River Island slip dress. Featuring beautifully subtle beading and a blush hue its an understated yet elegant party option. Finish with dark lips, wavey locks and metallic accessories for a truly retro look.
Navy sequin floral lace bodycon dress, £27.99, New Look
A smart lace dress with added sparkle, this New Look midi dress is a Christmas party classic.
Limited Edition flower embroidered dress, £130, Topshop
If you're looking for a super girly party dress that will turn heads then you can't go wrong with Topshop's sweet flower embroidered number.
Heritage textured fit and flare dress, £99.50, Banana Republic
If you ask us, you can't go wrong with a touch of animal print, especially in a subtle monochrome colour way. Dress up Banana Republic's snake print skater dress with some colourful jewels to steal the show at your office party.
Open sleeve dress, £45, & Other Stories
Layer & Other Strories graphic print dress up with a statement necklace and finish with heels for an effortlessly cool party look.
Feather print long sliver skater dress, £50, Oasis
if you're not a fan of form-fitting dresses then Oasis' feather print skater dress comes in a flattering loose silhouette, nipped in at the waist.
Per Una Specialize sequin maxi dress, £95.20, Marks & Spencer
This ultra glamorous sequin maxi dress from M&S will skim curves in all the right places to ensure you make a stunning entrance this Christmas.
Jewelled shift, £60, Next
In a warm shade of burgundy and flattering shift silhouette this embroidered Next dress is ideal for a smart casual Christmas bash. Just add opaques and heeled ankle boots.
Leopard funnel skater dress, £58, Oasis
This '60s style funnel neck skater dress is ideal for a more low-key Christmas party -- who doesn't love a spot of animal print?
Beaded shift dress, £100, River Island
Go Gatsby in this vintage-look shift from River Island. A great twist on the LBD.
Sequin dress, £75, Next
Fun flirty this strapless dress by Next is perfect for a big Christmas night out.
Sequin shift, £85, Banana Republic
Nothing says Christmas like a little sparkle! This sequin shift will be a party staple in your wardrobe for years to come.
Black embellished bodycon dress, £65, River Island
In a sophisticated midi length, this bodycon dress by River Island features stunning beading across the neckline and sleeves. Wear hair in a slick updo to show off the detailing.
Velvet maxi, £88, Next
For maximum elegance, Next's velvet and lace gown is a must. Don't forget to add stilettos.
Metallic Jacquard Dress, £175, Whistles
We're dreaming of white Christmas -- and a lovely white Christmas party dress! Pair this shiny number with opaque black tights and black accessories to make it perfect for a wintertime fete.
Per Una Speziale lace shift, £79.20, Marks & Spencer
Channel Marilyn Monroe is this stunning scarlet shift with sweetheart neckline. Featuring structuring panels it will define and flatter your figure.
Sequin embellished maxi dress, £125, River Island
Got a ball to attend? Adorned with sequins in a '20s inpspired geometric pattern, this floor-sweeping dress is a show-stopper.
Sequin shift dress, £85, Next
In a stand-out baroque print this sequin Next shift will bring plenty of cheer to your Christmas party.
Warehouse Embellished Shoulder Dress, £80, Asos
The beaded details make this frock fit for a swinging soiree -- and the drapey fabric helps disguise a tummy full of Christmas cake.
Sloan sheath dress, £85, Banana Republic
Nothing will make you feel sexier than a form-fitting red dress. This number from Banana Republic has an elegant old Hollywood feel to it. Pair with a statement necklace and patent heels for an A-list finish.
Lace gothic dress, £85, Oasis
You're guaranteed to turn heads in this sophisticated lace funnel neck dress. A dark scarlet shade gives a subtly sexy feel to the lace layer.
Embellished dress, £125, Next
With mesh skirt and embroidered bodice, this Next prom dress will make you feel girly as can be. Perfect for a formal Christmas party. Add plenty of jewels to up the glamour.
Scarf print dress, £59.99, Mango
Boyish frames will look seriously sizzling in this silky paisley dress and a pair of towering heels.
Phase Eight Fran embroidered cut out dress
Bird Notch Dress By Boutique, £85, www.topshop.com
Ballerina Dress by Oh My Love, £55, www.topshop.com
Navy Lace Sleeveless Chiffon Dress, £29.99, www.newlook.com
Seasalt Tremolo Dress, £65, www.johnlewis.com
Laynie Dress by Motel, £48, www.topshop.com
Sienna Black Gold Feather Neck Dress, £42, www.newlook.com
Mariya Studded Dress by Goldie, £58, www.topshop.com
High Neck Swing Dress by Boutique, £65, www.topshop.com
Lipsy Lace High Neck Dress, £55, www.lipsy.co.uk
Stone embellished shoulder dress, £129, www.tedbaker.com
Pink eiffel tower dress, £37, www.dorothyperkins.com
Dress panels stripe, £34, www.houseoffraser.co.uk
Pearl Dress by Motel, £42, www.topshop.com
Poppy Lace Dress by Jones and Jones, £65, www.topshop.com
Black sequin embellished tunic dress
Jarlo Bette maxi dress, £80, www.jarlolondon.co.uk
Lipsy Wax Lace Prom Dress, £65, www.lipsy.co.uk
Warehouse Shoulder Wrap Dress, £60, www.johnlewis.com
Zig Zag Mesh Midi Dress, £42, www.topshop.com
Phase Eight Philamina lace dress
Embellished Shift Dress by Coco's Fortune, £69, www.topshop.com
Geo Print Racer Peplum Dress, £55, www.topshop.com
Zabby Dress by Motel, £32, www.topshop.com
Wal G Dip Hem Belted Dress, £35, www.bankfashion.co.uk
Red Label Gold Leaf Print Sleeveless Shift Dress, £24.99, www.newlook.com
Ink tiered sequin dress
Izabel London Diamante flower shift dress
V Neck Sequin Dress by Oh My Love, £39, www.topshop.com
Anstree Dress, £129, www.jackwills.com
Lipsy Sequin Skirt Bandeau Dress, £70, www.lipsy.co.uk
Embellished Jacquard Dress by Rare, £49, www.topshop.com
Jane Norman Contrast flower prom dress, £40, www.houseoffraser.co.uk
Mix Print Dress by Wal G, £37, www.topshop.com
Rare Studded Lurex Maxi Dress, £55, www.rarelondon.com
Parisian Black and Gold Paisley Sequin Cut Out Dress
Warehouse Studded Bodice Dress
Little Mistress Goddess gold band dress, £55, www.houseoffraser.co.uk
Stud Shoulder Dress by Rare, £45, www.topshop.com
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