New Year's Eve party dresses

Got a party coming up? Whether you're after a dress with sleeves, or a frock that goes with flats - these are the party pieces and glitzy accessories that Mumsnetters are adding to their festive wardrobes

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Party dresses with sleeves

If you prefer your frock with a bit of upper-arm coverage, but still want to keep things glam, then good news - the great British high street has loads of lovely party dresses with sleeves for you to choose from. Mumsnetters are rating simple, elegant styles, and joyously, the wrap dress is back, with its multitude of sin-hiding fabrics. 

Jersey wrap dress with sequin insert, Gina Baccioni, £190 
Zeta lace ponte dress, Boden, £69 

Crossover velvet dress, Zara, £29.99Felicity short sleeve lace midi dress, Girl in Mind, £35

Dresses to wear with flats

If you're planning on dancing the night away, skip sore feet from the get go and head out in flats or stylish boots. These dresses recommended on our Style & Beauty boards will look just lovely with whatever heel height you go for.

Open work dress, Mango, £69.99
Chiffon bandage dress, Mint Velvet, £129.99

Little Mistress floral print midi dress, Lipsy, £62
Black velour sequin wiggle dress, Pretty Kitty, £44.99

Christmas party outfits (because who says you have to wear a dress?)

Sparkly party tops, catsuits, super sleek skinny jeans - there are plenty of mix-and-match options around this festive season. And you'll almost certainly get more wear out of separates than a dress. 


Metallic wrap top, Karen Millen, £70
Raven velvet skinny jeans, French Connection, £89.99

Charcoal ombre sequin tee, Mint Velvet, £59.99Kate sequin one shoulder jumpsuit, Monsoon, £89.99

Accessories to jazz up any outfit

If you're going from the office to the party, or feel your Christmas wardrobe doesn't quite yet warrant an update, then why not build on what you've got? A fierce red lippy, some black heels, a festive cover up and statement jewellery can have you party-ready in minutes - and often for far less than the cost of a new dress.

Black suedette Chelsea shoe boots, New Look, £17.24
Saturn Howlite long pendant necklace, Accessorize, £10

Ruby Woo lipstick, MAC, £15.50
Maria hooded faux fur trim cape, John Lewis, £140

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