The best Christmas Party Dresses for under £50, Missguided, Boohoo, House of Fraser and many more
Whilst many of you may not be in the festive spirit, and may be feeling a little ‘bah humbug’ because you’ve just realised how quickly Christmas is sneaking up on us and you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet – just think… it’s almost the party season! Yes, it means you have to fork out more money, but it is for yourself instead of for others – and who doesn’t like dressing up for a good night out?
When it comes to the party season, whether we’re celebrating with our family, friends or colleagues, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t want to look our best. To make it that little bit easier for you, we’ve had a look at what’s on offer and have picked out our 20 favourite party dresses for the festive season, all coming in at a bargain under £50!
House of Fraser: Quiz QUIZ Crepe Floral Bodycon Dress – £9.99
Make a statement this Christmas with bright colours, double straps and a shaped skirt. This dress is a season must-have, and a killer steal at only £9.99. If your friends see it too, you can always say you’ll get it them for Christmas and swoop in and purchase it first… we’re not proud of it, but we saw it first – what were we supposed to do?
Dorothy Perkins: Elise Ryan Lace Detail Bandeau Maxi Dress – £49.50
This gorgeous bandeau maxi dress has a sweetheart neckline, lace bodice and a split in the chiffon that shows off just enough leg. This dress comes in both black and blue, depending on whether you want to add a splash of colour, pulling you in at the waist creating beautiful curves that everyone will be jealous of.
Miss Selfridge: Silver Sequin Bodycon Dress – £49.50
‘Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight…’ – we can’t help but sing a shiny song when we see a dress like this, and it’s far more festive than twinkle, twinkle, little star. This sequined dress will attract every bit of attention in the room, so we hope you’ve mastered your dance moves.
Boohoo: Maureen Richard Detail Chiffon Skater Dress – £15
Shimmy the night away with this elegantly ruched dress which is available in berry, black, navy and pink. So, even if your friends or colleagues have the same good taste that you have and purchase this same dress, you can all have a different colour and no one will notice.
Marks and Spencer: Metallic Effect Jacquard Spotted Bodycon Dress - £22
This little number is for those of you who want show off your feminine side this Christmas, without feeling too confined. You can wear it as it is, or with a blazer, but we recommend a sparkly, chunky necklace to draw eyes to your neckline.
New Look: Navy Premium Lace Sequin Sheer Panel Dress – £29.99
They say that you should either show legs or chest, but not both – well this dress allows you to get your pins out and give everyone a glimpse at just how much you don’t care about that saying – it is Christmas after all. This beautiful dress is perfect for a night out with the girls, date night with your partner, or a work shindig – knock ‘em dead.
Missguided: Nicole X Cut Out Sequin Dress Black – £40
When Nicole Scherzinger collaborated with Missguided the first time, the results were amazing, so it’s no surprise that we’re in love with her latest collection. Every inch of the dress is covered in sequins, the triple cut-outs on both legs are fierce, and team this off with some killer heels & lipstick and you’ll have a queue waiting for you under the mistletoe.
John Lewis: Closet Square Ponti Dress, Black – £33.60
Aztec is a big-hit this festive season, and this knee length monochrome dress with structured pleats will flatter all figures. Whether it’s a small or big party, you’ll want to be rocking around the Christmas tree in this dress – all that’s missing is a colourful set of heels.
Dorothy Perkins: Little Mistress Cherry Pink Prom Dress – £28
The word “prom” puts so many women off purchasing a gorgeous dress because they worry it’s just for the young’uns – if you think like that, stop being silly. This cherry pink dress with embellishment screams elegant and sophisticated, so grab it before it flies off the shelves. We promise you’ll be the talk of the party; men will want to meet you under the mistletoe, and women will wish they were wearing your dress.
New Look: Pink Sequin Floral Hem Shift Dress – £49.99
Coming in at a penny under £50, this sparkly shift dress is an investment worth making. The floral detail is spot on trend right now, and will be the envy of all your friends. Word of advice though: try not to bend over, and just in case you have one too many eggnogs (they sell them in the UK now, right?) maybe put on a some sensible pants.
House of Fraser: Jane Norman Cross Back Playsuit – £10
Whilst this isn’t a dress, we know, playsuits are easily mistakable for dresses, with the added comfort of knowing that if you get a little ‘too low’, you don’t risk giving anyone an early Christmas present. Pink is a playful colour, so whilst many of your friends or colleagues may be sticking to classic black, you can be dashingly daring.
Urban Outfitters: Silence + Noise Strappy Overlay Dress in Black – £33
Exclusive to Urban Outfitters, this minimalistic dress has intricate straps with a chiffon overlay. This dress works for all women; whether you like to keep it low-key and sensible, or you like to let your hair down and show the world that you love Christmas and you don’t care who can see you singing your heart out to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. On sale from £48, how can you say no?
Miss Selfridge: Silver Jacquard Aline Dress – £31.50
This 60’s inspired mini dress has a roll neck to keep you warm when the winter chill kicks in, and can be teamed with pretty much any colour shoes and accessories that you want to team it with. Available in sizes 4 to 16, this dress will flatter any body shape and size, hiding the food baby you’ll have from all those scrummy meals.
Missguided: Fearne Mesh Sleeve Ribbed Plunge Dress, White – £19.99
Want to ooze ‘sexy’? Then this is the party number for you. The plunge neckline shows off just enough chest to catch a few eyes and works beautifully with a sleek up-do ponytail. This dress is ideal for a night out the town, cocktail in one hand and a sparkly clutch in the other.
House of Fraser: The Department Halter Neck Peplum – £26.40
This above the knee, halter neck, peplum dress is perfect for a night out with your colleagues, or a cocktail night out with your friends. Not only is green an entrancing colour to wear, but it’s also a staple colour for Christmas – now, we don’t know if Santa trademarked Christmas to be all reds and greens, but who are we to argue with tradition?
Marks and Spencer: Limited Edition Aztec Print Jumpsuit – £35
We’re not drunk on mulled wine, we are aware this isn’t a dress and we promised you party dresses, but this is ideal for those of you who don’t feel like wearing a dress, or maybe ‘the weather outside is frightful…’ (we couldn’t resist). Either way, dig out your killer heels and an oversized clutch and wait for the compliments to start flying.
Miss Selfridge: Floral Cami Dress – £19.80
Cami dresses are a timeless classic that everyone needs in their wardrobe, and the floral detailing on this dress will make you stand out in the crowd. Obviously, as it’s Christmas, the weather is colder than we’d like, so we suggest wearing a shawl or bolero to keep yourself warm when outside, or you could just dance like a loon on the dance floor, whatever floats your boat.
John Lewis: Oasis Lace Stripe Skater Dress, Teal – £48
Skater dresses are perfect for the festive season because when you start spinning around on the dance floor (don’t pretend you won’t), the skirt kicks up, flies out and looks beautiful, particularly when made of lace. The lace sleeves on this will prevent you from overheating when cramped around the table, but keep you warm enough when out and about.
Boohoo: Jazlyn Contrast Eyelash Lace Bodycon Dress – £30
This stunning bodycon dress is ideal for those who want to show off their body shape, whether natural or hard-earned in the gym specifically for the festive period (note to self – get in the gym!). The lace overlay and black waistline give you curves in all the right places and give added points for making it look like you accessorised the dress, even though it’s all been done for you. Score.
Dorothy Perkins: Fever Fish Coral Chiffon Scuba Dress – £24.50
Dotty P is well known for adding a splash of colour and making everyone feel comfortable, which is why we’re flaunting the ‘fever fish’ beautiful number. This dress will keep you warm and covered with the flowing chiffon top, whilst showing the world that you have a hot bod underneath. Imagine waving your arms in the air in this…