Fifteen of the best party dresses


Trawling through party dresses for this selection, I realised five things: 1) I am extremely bored of LBDs. Which doesn't mean I haven't included them; 2) high sheen - in the form of lame, paillettes and metallics - is both popular and effective; 3) I have a strange obsession with flesh pink dresses, which, at first glance, will make you look naked when you walk in the room. You'll need guts to carry these off and, simultaneously - and ironically, abs of steel; 4) Victoria Beckham has a lot more eccentric humour than I realised. Check out this season's offerings and you'll see what I mean. 5) The reason I love MGSM's shimmery tunic is largely because it has the neck detail of a cricket jumper. Astere printed flared satin dress, £2,035, Mary Katrantzou.

Arabella sequinned crepe dress, £1,530, Altuzarra.

Two-tone belted lamé dress, 685, Victoria, Victoria Beckham.

Maddison textured bodycon dress, £179, Reiss.

Ambrosia floral lace maxi dress, £420, Reiss.

Navy and off white floral silk blend dress, £695, Issa.

Karmyn Blooms Of Enchantment Silk Dress, £399, Ted Baker.

Lace feather dress, £130, Oasis.

Blush embellished prom dress, £75, Dorothy Perkins.


Two-Tone Lace Midi Dress, £75, Topshop.

Pink 2 in 1 Floral Dress, £48, Girls on Film.

Heavy Jersey Flora Dress, £345, Joseph.

Tallulah wool crepe dress, £420, Goat.

Pearlescent organza dress, £610, Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Paillette embellished crepe dress, £545, MGSM.