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Go big or go home: 10 show-stopping party dresses you can buy right now


by Edaein OConnell
12th Dec 2019
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Christmas is synonymous with glittering fashion and it’s time for us to shine. Here are 10 show-stoppers you can buy now


Last week we put together an edit of dresses for women who don’t do sparkles during this season.

This week, however, it’s time for the females who do glam to shine. If you can’t wear magical and flamboyant outfits at Christmas, then when can you? Well, every day of your life if you wish, but Christmas allows us to run that extra shiny mile.

Indulgent

These dresses are made to make an impact. From sequins to prints to feathers, this is sartorial hedonism at its finest. Indulge in the glittering swish of a sequin midi dress and roam free in the wild in a flowing high-low hem dress such as the rust satin beauty from Asos below.

If you are scared of the intensity of these dresses, pare back your accessories. Go without jewellery and keep your bag and shoes neutral. If you wish to sparkle like a Christmas tree, then don’t be afraid of chandelier earrings and diamante-adorned heels and bags.

Either way, you can make this look work for you. It’s Christmas. Go forth and have some fun – in life and fashion. Don’t be afraid of the light. It’s time to go big or go home. It’s time to shine.

10 to buy now

Sequinned gown, €119.99 at Mango

Carol embellished metallic floral-jacquard mini dress, €390 at Net-A-Porter

Sequinned dress, €150 at Uterqüe 

ASOS Design Curve Luxe premium satin high-low plunge cape sleeve maxi dress, €105.07

Rebecca Vallance ‘Mona’ one-sleeve dress, €585 at Brown Thomas

ASOS Edition kimono sleeve dress in floral sequins, €165.90 at Asos

Silver sequin tie belted dress, €87 at River Island

Aurelie leopard print feather wrap dress, €92 at Kitri

Premium silver puff sleeve midi dress, €210 at Topshop

Shooting star sequin dress, €112 at Sister Jane


Read more: Legs-up: 9 party season tights that will update any outfit

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