Halloween is OVER.
Party season is quickly creeping up, whether you're ready to admit it or not.
Those office Christmas parties are getting earlier and earlier, not to mention the many other festive occasions which seem to fill every free moment of your diary from today onwards. With Halloween over for another year, the clocks going back last weekend and the nights drawing in, rather than getting depressed by it all, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the best bit of the oncoming season: the clothes. It's not every day that you get to wear head-to-toe sequins, now is it?
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While a few trends are featured (such as slip dresses and leopard print), we've purposefully picked dresses that will survive the season and serve you for years to come. Our party dressing rules? You can't go wrong with sequins and velvet, as they're both classics when it comes to after-dark dressing. Oh, and slinky, calf-grazing slips can also make for a sultry look.
We couldn't help but notice that Zara was looking particularly chic in the party dress area and, as a necessary public service, we thought we'd do a roundup our favourite looks.
SHOP THE BEST ZARA PARTY DRESSES:
This sequinned number is sure to turn heads at any party.
Sequin Mini Dress, €59.95, Zara
This satin dress screams Christmas.
Dress With Bow Detail, €99.95, Zara
You'll wear this classic metallic dress for countless party seasons to come.
Metallic Thread Dress, €39.95, Zara
We're not sure what bra we'd wear with this, but that's a minor detail.
Crossover Sequined Dress, €49.95, Zara
Just add red lipstick and voilà.
Sequin Mini Dress, €49.95, Zara
Animal Print Dress, €39.95, Zara
The perfect party dress does not exist.
Contrast Dress, €49.95, Zara
Layer over jeans with strappy heels for a smart/ casual party look.
Long Sequinned Dress, €69.95, Zara
Yes, you need another LBD.
Velvet Dress, €12.95, Zara
Limited Edition Sequinned Dress, €129, Zara
Flowing Camisole Dress, €39.95, Zara
A need, not a want.
Sequinned Dress, €99.95, Zara
Ruffled Satin Dress, €39.95, Zara
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