Party dresses to dazzle in

Best Christmas party dresses
Lucy Scott,-Senior Editor

Ready to celebrate? These are the styles to make an entrance in

A new year is around the corner and we’re preparing for nights out on the town, and nights in hosting the people we love. If the AW23 catwalks were anything to go by, there’s no need to hold back in the wardrobe department. Being overdressed is officially impossible so embrace the sequins and silk, add a side of tulle and velvet, and invest in a faux-fur coat. Here are the key styles to go wild in. 

Something slinky

You can always count on silk or satin to elevate things a notch and the luxe fabric does most of the hard work for you in bringing a look to life.

Unapologetically shimmering

If you can’t bedazzle at New Year, when can you? Look for clothes with jewels, glitter and sequins. If you’re worried about outdazzling the Christmas tree, just pare back the jewellery.

Rebooted LBD

Here at John Lewis we’re staunch fans of a little black dress – find a good one and it’ll see you from post-work drinks right through to New Year. Pay attention to fabrics and look for lace and tulle for extra drama.

Go vampy in velvet

Speaking of fabrics, velvet adds immediate va-va-voom because it’s tactile and opulent – plus it comes with the bonus of keeping you warm.

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