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These 12 Dresses Will See you Through The Party Season

Dresses by Stella McCartney, Galvan and Givenchy at Harvey Nichols

The party season: whether you’re already suffering from anticipatory exhaustion at the thought of all those nights out, or thrilled at the chance of getting your sparkle on, we know that finding the right dress (or dresses!) is a big part of the fun.

So what are the rules for this season’s round of parties? Well, it’s Christmas so why not go all out with an added dose of dazzle? If sequins and sparkle feel a bit too OTT during the rest of the year, we suggest giving in your inner showgirl. Shine in shimmering metallics, seduce in luxe lace, stand out in bold prints and twinkle in a liberal coating of sequins.

As for New Year, love it or hate it, a delicate hint of lace is the chicest choice for those with demure sartorial leanings, but why not see it in in flashy sequins and plenty of mirror ball shine?

To that end, we’ve selected an edit of 12 dresses from Sloane Street’s boutiques that will put you in the mood to party. From show-stopping sparklers by Emilia Wickstead to understated elegance from Teatum Jones, here’s your party season shopping list.

Galvan dress, £1,075 at Harvey Nichols
Galvan dress, £1,075 at Harvey Nichols
Givenchy silk dress, £1,780 at Harvey Nichols
Saint Laurent metallic velvet dress, £2,995
Emilia Wickstead sequinned dress, £1,495
Emilia Wickstead sequinned dress, £1,890
Gucci lamé dress, £4,040
Zimmermann georgette dress, £965 at Harvey Nichols
Teatum Jones fil-coupé gown, £965 at Harvey Nichols
Red Valentino dress, £920 at Harvey Nichols
Erdem dress, £1,390 at Boutique 1
Jonathan Simkhai dress, £1,984 at Boutique 1
Chloé crepe dress, £1,885

And a few finishing touches…

Prada feather-trimmed sandals, £770
Tiffany bracelet, £11,200
Manolo Blahnik satin pumps, £745 at Browns
Dior Zodiac clutch (Scorpio), £1,650
Saint Laurent clip earrings, £600
Gucci glitter sandals, £690
Fendi ring, £210
Kiki McDonough Aurora earrings, £3,500