SHOPPING: 27 DRESSES FOR THe PARTY SEASON & BEYOND

It’s my favourite time of the year. Christmas and party season! I mean who doesn’t like an occasion to get dressed up and sip on a vino, champers or cocktail - maybe two!

But I know for a lot of you the “getting dress-ed” part can come with some added “what to wear” stress - especially if you have multiple parties and limited budget, or need to go from the office to party mode in a jiffy.

With this mind, I have curated 27 dresses (and not of the Bridesmaid variety!) just perfect for the party season. I have selected a good cross-section of styles, colours and silhouettes that will fit a range of possible party scenarios, form a fancy cocktail party to a fun lunchtime bbq.

Obviously given my profession as a stylist, I really do enjoy shopping, and in fact I brought my party dress while curating this list. I had been looking for the perfect new dress for a few months, and this one by Alice McCall was the first one that caught my eye. However, I kept looking and then came back to it during the Black Friday sales. It was the best one for me and my style. I tend to gravitate to classic colours with standout details - and this one hit the mark.


I have become more and more conscious of shopping with intention to avoid impulse buying and give the same advice to my clients too.

I am not saying don’t shop, I am just saying see how much better it feels when you make considered purchases. Here’s what I always ask myself before I add to cart.

  • Do I really, really love it? Don’t just settle. I always think it’s better to buy the one you really love (if you can afford it!) rather than settling for mediocre. It will just be a waste of money in the end as you probably won;t love it enough to wear it again.

  • What else can I wear this with? I always suggest to think of at least 3 other things you own that you can wear it with - especially if you are paying good money for it.

  • Is it versatile? Ie. can i wear it beyond the occasion i am buying it for? Can it work for summer and winter with a few styling tweaks?

Now that we have that covered! Here’s My 27 Days Of Party Dresses!


THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

THE LITTLE PRINT DRESS

THE LITTLE WHITE DRESS

THE LITTLE METALLIC DRESS

THE LITTLE BOLD DRESS