The best Christmas party dresses of 2021

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Women in evening dresses with festive balloons. Photo: Getty Images
Get ready to go glam this Christmas party season. Photo: Getty Images

If, like a lot of the country, you've been in and out of lockdown this year, it's time to start planning your Christmas party outfits. 

Now's the time to throw off the activewear, and get your glam on. 

This year, it's all about crisp whites, bright hues and plenty of sequins. 

Here are some of the best dresses around to celebrate the festive season:

WHITES

Alexandra Dress from Savel, $129.95

Cool and chic, this one-shouldered dress has a slight stretch and is made from lightweight fabric. 

It has a cut-out shape around the waist, and one blouson sleeve. 

It's part of The Iconic's 'Considered' Edit, which means they donate 1% or more of profits to a charitable cause. 

Savel Alexandra Dress, $129.95

White Gold Button Blazer Dress from Pretty Little Thing, $63

Sophisticated but cool, this blazer dress is perfect for a party. 

Pair it with killer heels, statement jewellery and a bright red lip to really stand out from the crowd. 

White Gold Button Blazer Dress, $63
White Gold Button Blazer Dress, $63. Photo: Pretty Little Thing

Aria playsuit, from Sheike, $179.95

This stunning playsuit has balloon sleeves, a fixed waistband and an interchangeable front-tie, so you can wear the bow big and proud, or let it hang for a more casual look. 

It's made from non-stretchy fabric and oozes serious style. 

 Aria playsuit, from Sheike, $179.95

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SEQUINS

Glitz Dress from Petal & Pup, $79.95 

Show off some serious sparkle with this shimmery wrap dress. 

It has an elasticised waist, belt loops and a detachable waist tie, long sleeves and a V-neck. 

Serious Christmas vibes.

Glitz Dress from Petal & Pup, $79.95

Sia Curve Sequin Batwing Mini Dress from Forever New, $169.99

With batwing sleeves and a round neckline, this dress will make you the life and soul of the party. 

It's part of Forever New's Curve range which is designed for sizes 16-22. 

It has a removable leather belt and is fully lined.

 

Sia Curve Sequin Batwing Mini Dress from Forever New, $169.99

Midi dress with batwing sleeve from ASOS Design, $160

This midi-length dress has a gorgeous plunge neck, a tie-waist, a split at the front hem so you can see a little bit of extra leg. 

There's a zip at the back so it fits snugly and it's fully lined, so soft to wear even when it's hot.

Midi dress with batwing sleeve from ASOS Design, $160

BRIGHTS

Harper Dress from Review, $187.46

Wear some Christmas colours with this tree-green mini dress. 

It's a modern take on a shift dress, with puff sleeves and a mini skirt. 

It's super flattering, stretchy, and comfy too. 

Harper Dress from Review, $187.46

Hendrix Dress from Acler, $395

Bright, floral and floaty, this dress from Aussie designer Acler is all about summer fun. 

It has a relaxed fit, puff sleeves, buttons down the front, and a belt with a gold-toned buckle. 

It's perfect for a Christmas party, and will see you through the rest of summer too. 

Hendrix Dress from Acler, $395

Harmony Dress from Sheike, $179.95

This sunny maxi dress is perfect for Christmas parties, especially if you're starting in the day and going through to the evening. 

It has an off-the-shoulder cut with an adjustable knot, a fixed waist and a gathered, tiered, full-maxi skirt. 

It's perfect for dancing, swishing, and generally feeling fabulous. 

Harmony Dress from Sheike, $179.95

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