As the year-end festivities draw near, so does our hunt for that one (or three) perfect party dress to outshine and out-sparkle everyone else at every one of the parties we’re planning on attending, be it an exclusive cocktail soiree, a family sit-down dinner or a night of alcohol-fuelled dancing ‘til the dawn.
With that in mind, we scoured Singapore for the 50 best festive party dresses you can find in stores now, just so you’ll have one less thing to worry about and that is whether or not you look fantastic, because these 50 stunners will guarantee you do.
Prettify your date night outfit with fabric rosettes like the ones on this silk chiffon dress. The burgundy shade also makes this chic rather than saccharine sweet.
Printed Amber dress, $730, Kate Spade
Not too keen about wearing your precious jewels lest they get lost? With this bauble-printed dress, there’s no fear of that so save your smiles for your favourite boy instead.
Lace and pleats come together in this elegant number that will swish as you walk. Wear this with your hair in a French twist and diamond studs to a posh restaurant.
Show off some skin with this brocade bustier dress complete with sheer shoulder straps. After all, it is far better to let his imagination run than to flaunt everything at once.
Wrap dresses are silently sexy; think of how it’ll skim your curves in the most flattering way and how amazing it’ll feel on, both of which are surefire ways to make you feel fab.
Go super sweet in this ruffled pink dress that he’ll take a shine to. Add a black satin headband a la Blair Wardorf and he’ll be completely smitten.
Spice up your Christmas date with this fiery orange dress that will draw all eyes on you. Keep your makeup pared down so all you’ll need is a confident smile.
Play peek-a-boo with this navy dress with mesh detailing. The deep V hints at your sensuality while long sleeves ensure that the look is kept tasteful for an elegant affair.
Put on this flared number with delicate beading on the bodice and you’ll be ready to sip on martinis all night with your best girlfriends!
Make an entrance in this belted piece that is as unconventional a Christmas dress as it is chic. Let the sparkly bugle beads on the belt draw attention to your waist.
Get the party started in this adorable crimson-hued dress and round it off with statement gemstone earrings and black patent stilettos.
A bustier, a princess-like poofy skirt, and black side panels that give the illusion of a smaller waist – these are the makings of the perfect dress to show off your best assets.
For the woman who loves work as much as she does play, this dress tells the world of your fun loving nature with its clashing colours and interesting gathers.
It’s easy to be the belle of the ball in this flirty one-shouldered dress with soft drapings and a romantic blush tone. Talk about a sure fire way to charm everyone you meet!
We love how romantic and delicate this piece is; juxtapose it against tough-as-nails accessories like a spiked clutch, and you’re set to rock the ball!
Channel a dainty British rose with this printed dress that gives you a waist without being too restrictive; so you can eat all you like and not look like you’ve been pigging out at all.
Create an illusion of a tiny waist with this monochromatic dress that cleverly contrasts two kinds of stripes. Your fashionista cousin is bound to give you that nod of approval.
For a really intimate family dinner, you don’t have to go all out. Opt for this pleasing coral dress that will help you usher in the new year with plenty of style.
Don this cheery neon pink and orange dress for a modern take on festive colours that is certainly a lot more appealing than ye olde red-and-green combo. Cute!
There’s nothing easier to wear than this angelic-looking dress that is so apt for the holiday season and also so kind to flaws. Go on, have another bite of that log cake.
Cue this season’s hottest shade – also a perfect seasonal choice – this relaxed silhouette and the see-thru mesh; all in one super chic dress. Everyone will love it, that’s for sure.
Hair draped in rich curls, ears adorned with opulent jewels, lips painted in scarlet and a porcelain complexion – channel Mad Men style at your ‘40s inspired party with this dress.
Hipster parties call for vintage-era dresses much like this one. Cinch it in with a brown skinny belt, a basket-weave purse and a pair of T-bar pumps for extra points.
Emulate the unforgettable Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, in an immaculate black gown, gloves that go past your elbows and strands of pearls cradling your neck.
Join the ranks of the Greek gods in this shimmery number – we’re talking braided hair in a pretty updo and a gold cuff to solidify your identity as goddess Aphrodite.
Perfect for a black and white party, this dress lets you shine in the limelight with its gorgeous print and romantic maxi dress length.
Pay homage to the icon of old Hollywood glamour, Marilyn Monroe, in this short floaty number. Tease as she did with these cutouts and you’ll have men falling at your feet!
A simple black-and-gold theme calls for a stylish dress like this. Keep to black stilettos to be safe, or go all out with gold accessories, either way, it will look fabulous.
Get gothic with this dark and wispy piece with cutouts at the neckline. We recommend a coat of vampy nail polish and a swipe of plum lipgloss to amp up the drama!
Reference the roaring ‘20s with this swingy number as you dance the Charleston into the night! Accessorize this with a vintage gold clutch to shimmy your way back into time.
Stand at attention in this military inspired piece with body skimming black panelling by the sides. Unleash your inner soldier with this, we say, and pair this with studded lace-up boots.
Dress up your bandage dress with glitter and get ready for the party of the century. In this sexy number, you’re bound to have all eyes on you when you’re on the dance floor.
If you’re looking to stand out in the middle of a party-dress clad crowd, this unconventional pastel purple strappy dress will do the trick. All you need now are 4-inch heels.
If you prefer something less showy, pick up this dress that keeps the sequins confined to the skirt. This way, you’ll be in the spotlight only when you want to.
Seduce in this purple lace dress and set temperatures soaring by pairing it with black patent peeptoes. Who wouldn’t be attracted?
Take the limelight in this embellished dress, and we guarantee a certain someone will have his beady eye on you all night!
Shine in this space age-like dress, which will hug you in all the right places and give your assets the push they need. You’ll draw men like magnets; we guarantee.
Stand out on the dancefloor with this figure hugging piece – the cutouts make for an interesting detail and the psychedelic print will only be emphasised under the disco lights!
Look luxe with fabrics like velvet. Navy is a good alternative to the standard black, and statement necklaces jazz up pieces like this!
Get futuristic in this irresistible number with a distressed finishing – pair with strappy stilettos and black accessories to make for a stunning look.
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