It’s that time of year when at some point you will have to leave the house, brave the cold and remember how to walk in heels.
Party season has a tendency to put the sartorial fear into the best of us, opening the floodgates for the many many questions we will have up to the moment we practically throw ourselves out the house to avoid us changing one last time.
Do you tap into the new mood for evening suits? Is it appropriate to wear that metallic mini to a work do? Not sure where you’ll end up on NYE? So many events, so many decisions.
So, to make your life that little bit easier, I’ve settled on the finest dresses and jumpsuits in stores now.
Whether you fancy velvet or something really fancy, there’s something here for every mood and occasion. I’ve trowled through ASOS (a nightmare in itself) and the rest – so you don’t have to. Just don’t ask me what bag to wear!
Happy shopping! x
The Joy of a Jumpsuit
Simple, sophisticated and scarlet. What’s not to like about this one-shouldered one piece?
ASOS, One Shoulder Drape Jumpsuit, now £26.50, ASOS
So Sonia Rykiel.
Velvet Plunge Front Jumpsuit, £59, Topshop
Studio 54 eat your heart out.
Every Night Fever Jumpsuit, £64.84, Nasty Gal
Loose-fit Jumpsuit, £39.99, Zara
Velvet Palazzo Jumpsuit, £59.99, Mango
Dolce & Gabbana Drama.
Kiss and Bell Mini Dress, £64.84, Nasty Gal
Super cute peek-a-boo.
Velvet Plumetis Dress, £35.99, Zara
I do love Whiskey.
Whiskey Dress, $198, Reformation
When you know there’ll be turkey.
Lace Dress, £49.99, Zara
Sculptural and simple elegance.
Whitmore, Clean Fold Dress, £69, Finery
The grown-up lace cami.
Romsey Cami Dress with Cornelli Lace, £45, Finery
The London Fields’ Lady’s Jumpsuit.
C/meo Collective Four Shadows, Ruffle Jumpsuit in Black, £155, ASOS
The Tuxedo Dress.
Shawl Collar Dress, £59.99, Zara
Open Back Midi Dress, £69, & Other Stories
90s inspired minimalism.
Crawford Dress, $98, Reformation
For Love and Lemons Vika Mini Dress, £280, ASOS
Tie a shirt around your waist and get raving.
Asymmetric Bodycon Dress with High Neck, £22, ASOS
Simple enough from the front, saucy at the back.
Dress with low cut back, £39.99, Zara
Stardust Dress, £145, & Other Stories
Strappy plunge maxi dress, £85, Topshop
Demure, with a cheeky slit.
Escala Dress, $278, Reformation
Always a winner, their craftsmanship is always incredible.
Self Portrait, Cutwork Layered Dress, £280, ASOS
Swathe yourself in silk darling.
Flowy Silk Maxi Dress, £145, & Other Stories.