12 days of Christmas dresses

best Christmas party dresses
Holly Swayne,-Digital Editor

Got the party invite(s)? We’ve got the standout dress

This Christmas, we’ve teamed up with 12 of our beloved brands to create an exclusive limited-edition collection of Christmas party dresses (plus a jumpsuit and two-piece for those who don't ‘do’ dresses). From the office party to New Year’s Eve and everything in between, these irresistible designs cater for every Christmas invite and fashion mood.

Exclusively designed by brands including Finery, Toast and Whistles, here are the 12 most covetable party looks for 12 days of Christmas festivities.

1. The ‘make an entrance’ dress

Gothic details and deep crimson are guaranteed to turn heads. This design by Ghost has been crafted in luxurious weighty velvet, meaning you’ll make an impression and stay warm at the party. Win win.

red velvet midi dress

2. The after-hours tuxedo

A tux has been the cool woman’s party go-to ever since Yves Saint Laurent debuted Le Smoking in 1966. This jumpsuit iteration by Reiss has all the glamour you’d expect from such an iconic party look: slick, smart and perennially stylish.

tuxedo jumpsuit

3. The LGOD (Little Going Out Dress)

Like the Little Black Dress… but make it sparkle. Whether you’re wearing it for a girls’ night out, work do or New Year’s Eve, Mint Velvet’s sequin mini dress is made for dancing.

sequin mini dress

4. The Boxing Day dress

Looking for comfort and style rolled into one? This velvet midi dress by Toast is just the thing. Smart, festive and with breathing room for those turkey leftovers, it’s the perfect pick for Boxing Day’s family gathering.

mustard yellow velvet pleated midi dress

5. The wear-anywhere look

This coordinating top and skirt from Pure Collection will go the distance at Christmas. From pub lunches to work Christmas parties to watching Love Actually on the sofa, it’s a chic all-rounder that can be dressed up or down.

knitted top and skirt

6. The ultimate fashion dress

Steer clear of the novelty jumpers and tinsel accessories with a more high-fashion take on festive dressing. This Finery creation will keep you looking current with its so-now checks, high collar and A-line silhouette.

red check print long sleeved midi dress

7. The desk to dancefloor dress

The festive calendar requires a fine balance of work and play, and Jigsaw’s dress has both areas covered. With longer sleeves and an elegant hemline it’s certainly work appropriate, while the olive silk works well for after-dark activities.

long sleeved silk midi dress

8. The kiss-me-at-midnight dress

New Year’s Eve calls for the most show-stopping number you’ve worn all year. With a high drama silhouette and metallic details, this Whistles dress is a strong contender. We love the flattering ruffle at the waist too.

metallic leopard print midi dress

9. The Christmas Day dress

Looking for an outfit that feels Christmassy but still chic? Designed by Hush, this shirt dress has a smart collar, pretty sheer sleeves and a classy star print that’s just the right amount of festive.

star print midi dress

10. The office party dress

Work events require a certain silhouette, and this design by Warehouse has it down: long sleeves, a classic high neck, and a midi length with just a hint of a slit. Add forest green to the mix and you’ve got yourself an ideal office Christmas party look.

long sleeved green midi dress

11. The 90s slip

All Saints is known for its rock ’n’ roll sensibility, and this green velvet slip dress is no exception. Layer it up and down between parties for a look that lasts all day and night.

green velvet slip dress

12. The ‘not a dress’ dress

Sequins and lace not your thing? This one’s for you. Jaeger created this exclusive velvet two-piece as a more androgynous take on Christmas party dressing – throw on with your favourite heels or flats and you’ll be out the door in seconds.

long sleeved velvet jumpsuit

Shop the 12 dresses of Christmas

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