All we want for Christmas is a fabulous party dress

Cherwell fashion has chosen your Christmas dresses so that you don’t have to.

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Cherwell Fashion team get dressed up for Christmas! Wean yourself off the safe LBD and embrace this season’s luxe party dresses – embellishments, rich fabrics and jewel tones evoke the party season with a touch of decadence. Simple one-shoulder shapes are made interesting with feathers, floor-lengths are kept fun with plunging necklines and out-of-the-box outerwear such as capes add a focus point and much-needed practicality. Shoes should contrast – black chunky heels with a feminine frock, elegant stilettoes with an daring dress, animal print with block colours. It’s not just the tree that should sparkle this Christmas!

A simple chiffon cover-up with delicate embellishments is the epitome of class, and will liven up anything you already own.

Mary wears draped wrap, Topshop.

An above-the-knee cocktail dress is a foolproof option, but liven it up by choosing festive metallic tones.

Laura wears gold brocade Whistles dress.

Cream and white is a good, if unconventional, choice for Christmas if you’re feeling inspired by the Royal Engagement…

Jess wears cream floor-length dress, Kate Moss for Topshop. Agnes wears Topshop.

Lucy wears gold Topshop dress and own claret cape, Anahit wears one-shoulder indigo River Island dress.