Editors Pick – Best UK bargain Christmas party dresses for under £20 feat: Boohoo, ASOS & more
So some of you may have been sobbing your pretty little hearts out because October marked the end of summer. However, don’t feel too gloom and doom about it, since it also marked the beginning of the party season! Hooray! Get the party poppers and the streamers out because this is the best time of year. Whether you’re going out with the girls, having a family gathering or attending your work’s epic Christmas party, it usually means finding an outfit.
So to make things a little easier for you, we have handpicked 10 of our favourite dresses that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, all dropping in under £20. This way you’ll still have enough money for cocktails…
Boohoo, Nadine Scallop Lace Belted Skater Dress – £20.00
Let’s start things off with a little black dress, otherwise known as LBD if you’re down with the lingo. Everyone needs to own at least one of these, and this one will work wonders as a party dress. This is a real show stopper thanks to the stunning lace v neck. If you’ve always wanted an hourglass figure like Kim K, then slip this dress on and you’ll achieve it. (No waist trainers or implants needed) The belt cinches you in at the waist, whilst floating over your hips. Add shoes, and silver or gold accessories to it and you’re ready to strut your stuff!
Boohoo, Nadine Scallop Lace Belted Skater Dress
New Look, Navy Sequin Front Bodycon Dress, £11.00
Now who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle? If you don’t have anything with sequins on, then why the heck not? Be a sparkling sensation and dance the night away, as this is perfect for this upcoming party season. The bodycon style moulds to your figure, but has plenty of elastane to give you that bit of extra leeway if you’re wanting to get some cheesy chips on the way home. Team it with some plain heels so you don’t overdo the look and get mistaken for a Christmas tree.
New Look, Navy Sequin Front Bodycon Dress
ASOS: High Neck Empire Dress, £15.00
Ooolala! They say red represents passion and energy, and this dress sure does the trick. Look fiery in red with this dress that can be taken from day to night. A simple look means that you can go crazy with accessories, so add a glitzy necklace to the high neckline and a few bangles, because who doesn’t love a bangle? The slim fit is lovely and flattering for all shapes, and would go well with a powerful red lip too. Now you’re ready to hit the dance floor to ‘I’m sexy and I know it’.
ASOS: High Neck Empire Dress
Missguided: Laser Cut Scalloped Bodycon Mini Dress, Mint – £18.00
This dress is well mint… Pun intended. Don’t keep your pastel shades in the closet, look fresh all year round in this gorgeous shade of mint. The floral cut outs at the bottom of the dress, add that sexy but feminine detail to it. Wear with white platform shoes and some St. Tropez to really give it that uptown party look.
Missguided: Laser Cut Scalloped Bodycon Mini Dress, Mint
House of Fraser: Dorothy Perkins Embellished Wrap Scuba Dress – £15.00
Black dresses are awesome. They’re so versatile, not forgetting slimming, so we had to include another one in this list. This party dress would be ideal for drinks with work colleagues, as it’s not too much, but still gives you that sass *insert sassy emoji*. The embellishment adds some sparkle, but still leaves you to accessorise the hell out of it.
House of Fraser: Dorothy Perkins Embellished Wrap Scuba Dress
ASOS: Boohoo Low Back Strappy Bodycon Dress – £10.00
Don’t be fooled by the rather conservative front, because the low back really amps up the sex appeal. This gorgeous maroon dress is so simple, yet racy at the same time, and for £10; you can’t go wrong! Your behind is sure to get a lot of attention whilst out on the town. The soft jersey material clings to your figure showing off your silhouette. Make sure nip tape is at the top of your list because you wouldn’t want an accidental slip now.
ASOS: Boohoo Low Back Strappy Bodycon Dress
Dorothy Perkins: Zig Zag Dress – £15.00
Woah look at this jazzy number! Top tip: don’t stare at it for a long time. This timeless, retro style is very eye-catching (literally) and is a real gem if you’re tall and curvaceous, as it will really emphasise every curve to your body. If you’re a little self-conscious of your arms or simply want a little coverage for the winter months then for £15.00 you can’t really complain. Just pair it with some little black booties and a clutch and you’re ready to go.
Dorothy Perkins: Zig Zag Dress
House of Fraser: Quiz Black Floral Print Strap Midi Dress -£14.99
If you’ve got that perfect hourglass figure to die for, and your cleavage is one of your best assets, then you need to load this into your shopping basket right now. Florals aren’t just for summer, look blooming beautiful in this very chic midi dress all year round. The knee length style allows you to still be able to drop some shapes on the dancefloor, without flashing your undies. Just make sure you invest in some sticky tape and strap those bad boys in.
House of Fraser: Quiz Black Floral Print Strap Midi Dress
Miss Selfridge: Mono Paisley Keyhole Dress -£10.00
If you love your clothes tight and like to show off what ya mamma gave ya, then this bodycon dress won’t disappoint. This paisley design is really in right now so you’ll be bang on trend. Brighten the look up with heels and a cute clutch bag to finish. The cut out detailing and the keyhole neckline adds something different to the dress, without revealing too much.
Miss Selfridge: Mono Paisley Keyhole Dress
ASOS: Monki Sleeveless Stepped Hem Dress-£20
This dress provides you with effortless glam. Shimmer the night away and try not to get mistaken for the disco ball (or an astronaut) in this number. The floaty round neck style is effortlessly flattering on all body shapes and sizes, and covers up your boobage, leaving more to the imagination. Jazz it up with accessories and some black heels to elongate those pins.
ASOS: Monki Sleeveless Stepped Hem Dress-£20
If you can’t find a party dress from these beauties, then I’m sorry I can’t help you. Looking great doesn’t have to break the bank, especially on the run up to the most expensive time of the year. You’ll certainly turn a few heads and possibly snap up a few numbers whilst wearing these frocks.