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This season’s party dress trends that can take you from desk to dance floor

It’s party dress season! Which to be honest, doesn’t excite me as much as it probably should. I don’t know about you, but the thought of having to shave, tan, and vigorously moisturise my scaly winter legs (too much info?) and inevitably end up waiting outside a club freezing my tits off just ain’t appealing. Don’t get me wrong, I live for Christmas parties and love to shimmy away in an abundance of sequins and faux fur, but honestly I much prefer to keep my winter dresses day-time appropriate (AND WARM). That way, I save both money and time – totally a bonus during what is probably the most expensive and frivolous month of the year.

Finding a dress thats professional enough to get you through the working day yet glitzy enough to hit your Friday night party in is a tough task – which is why I’ve taken the liberty of sharing my favourite dress trends you can wear anywhere.

Pinafores & Shift Dresses

Pinafores are my favourite kinda dress because they make layering easy, and obviously, the more clothes you can pile onto your body before embracing the winter chill the better. I’m obsessing over this ASOS one, because not only is it checking the vinvyl trend box – which btw i’ve only just warmed up to – but also because its perfect for both a daytime date and an evening event. Not too sure about vinyl either? Opt for a leather shift dress over a white shirt or high neck jumper for the AM and swap it for a pair of heeled boots and a faux fur coat when 5pm strikes. This Warehouse one is perfect.


Tweed isn’t just for work. Or old people. Quite frankly, I do love channeling a little bit of granny chic and there’s no better time to embrace it than now. Once regarded stuffy and dated (no offence to the grannies),  the fabric definitely made a comeback in the form of classic separates and dress coats – think Zara’s vast collection of tweed mini skirt and jacket combos. However, Zara aside, this year I’ve noticed Warehouse are totally upping their game. Check out their array of dresses and separates in various tweeds – warning: you’ll be reaching for your bank card immediately.


There’s nothing more festive than a velvet dress (ok, maybe sequins would win in the festivity factor, but I’ll leave that for another post). Not only is velvet a super comfortable fabric to wear, but it also comes in the most gorgeous rich colours at this time of year. Think royal blue, burgundy, crushed velvet in black… I could go on forever here. For the day job, layer a collar under a velvet skater dress then at the end of the day simply switch on your ‘out-of-office’ and pop in some statement earrings and you’re good to go.

Is your diary packed full of festive fun for the coming months?  Get your Christmas party outfits planned early with Warehouse’s collection that will take you form desk to dance floor with minimum stress!

Shop my outfit

Coat – Mango (via ASOS) | Dress – ASOS |Boots – Old, similar linked | Bag – Topshop | Earrings – Atticus Boutique

Posted by:Rebecca

Hello! I'm a pint-sized marketing graduate in Edinburgh. I spend too much time scrolling through Instagram, drinking copious amounts of coffee and thinking about what colour of lipstick works best with my outfit.

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