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32 brilliant party dresses to see you through the festive season

These chic party dresses will ensure you’re the best dressed guest, whatever the occasion

To celebrate the unadulterated joy of getting dressed up, we’ve curated the ultimate party dress edit to ensure Christmas gets off to a stylish start. From timeless silhouettes to statement pieces, there’s an outfit to suit every occasion – and in keeping with more conscious shopping practices, we’ve ensured each and every one of these dresses can be worn long after the Christmas decorations have been packed away. Read on for our round-up of the chicest party dresses to wear this festive season and beyond.   

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The chic party dress edit

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16 Arlington

Billie emerald feather-trimmed satin midi dress
£995

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Adam Lippes

Fringed Lurex midi dress
£1,940

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Alexander McQueen

Puff-sleeve flared faille midi dress
£1,790

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Burberry

Star-pattern dress
£2,099

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Halpern

sequined satin mini dress
£1,080

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HVN

Lindy sequin-embellished tulle dress
£445

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Isabel Marant

Merenea floral-print silk-blend mini dress
£1,430

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Jenny Packham

Sabra embellished tulle mini dress
£2,380

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Jonathan Simkhai

Lydia pleated midi dress
£550

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Kalmanovich

Asymmetric puff-sleeve woven mini dress
£835

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Khaite

Frida Cutout Knit Midi Dress
£1,008

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Kitri

Aurora Maxi Dress
£155

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Maria Lucia Hohan

Siona Metallic Silk Dress
£1,635

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Meadows

Caster Velvet Dress
£195

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Molly Goddard

Anton strapless ruffled tulle dress
£2,400

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Monique Lhuillier

Embellished tulle midi dress
£3,449

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Paco Rabanne

Metallic fil coupé-velvet maxi dress
£1,330

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Prada

Leopard-print wool midi dress
£2,125

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Rasario

Rasario Off-shoulder velvet midi dress
£1,450

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Rebecca Vallance

Naomi ruched sequined tulle mini dress
£300

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Rixo

Candice paillette-embellished crepe mini dress
£285

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Rosie Assoulin

Pearl Halter Silk Midi Dress
£1,450

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Rotate Birger Christensen

Sierina leopard-print satin midi dress
£368

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Safiyaa

Ana cape-effect crepe and satin midi dress
£865

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Saint Laurent

Semi-Sheer Ruffled Silk Midi Dress
£2,175

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Saloni

Camille bow-embellished velvet midi dress
£695

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Self-Portrait

Polka-dot sweetheart-neck woven midi dress
£380

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Simone Rocha

floral-embroidered tiered midi dress
£1,276

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Solace London

Asta Panelled Midi Dress
£410

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Stella McCartney

Milly sequinned mini dress
£2,850

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Taller Marmo

Ubud blue one-shoulder feather-trimmed gown
£1,645

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