8 party collections you don’t want to miss at Topshop, River Island and more

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In need of a new outfit (or two) this festive season? Of course you are. Get ready to dress head-to-toe in glitz and glam because party season is officially here, and if you were looking for another excuse to go shopping, here it is. 

Whether it’s for a work Christmas do, a winter wedding or cocktails with the girls, we’ve rounded up nine high street brands that have the best partywear to help you make an entrance and turn heads at any (and every) occasion. Because the party doesn’t start until you walk in…

River Island 

Get excited, because River Island has a super fun party collection this year. Titled ‘Electric Christmas’, from dazzling sequin cape blazers to sheer organza sleeve tops and diamante paved jewellery to tie a look together, their 80’s inspired collection will have you adding everything to basket.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters’ party dresses and jumpsuits will have you strutting into the holiday season in style without the ‘I have nothing to wear!’’panic. From rainbow sequin mini dresses to velvet wrap playsuits, with loads of effortlessly chic options at affordable prices you’ll be spoilt for choice.


Head straight over to Mango’s new in section for the latest partywear, or their weddings and parties edit featuring pieces that’ll have you making one hell of an entrance. Team a printed metallic T-shirt with black leather trousers and platform boots for an edgy vibe, or turn heads in a gold sequin fringed dress and strappy heels. 


Listen up, because Topshop are highlighting three key trends for the season; sheer, suits & co-ords and satin. From flirty satin midi skirts (if you don’t own one yet, why not?) that will suit almost any occasion, to pleated maxi dresses that will make you stand out from the crowd, Toppers has this season’s trends and classic party options covered. 


Let’s face it, party clothes will forever be a worthy wardrobe investment. Opt for luxe  separates if you’re planning to dance the night away, or a gold animal print dress to command the evening; Monsoon’s partywear is too good to miss. This Christmas, they’re highlighting four key trends; sequins, velvetLBDs and desk-to-dinner outfits. 

John Lewis & Partners

Whether you’re looking for a little black dress to match those new shoes, a skirt covered in sequins to dazzle or a cutesy lacey number, rest assured John Lewis & Partners has it all. Oh, and don’t forget to accessorise – they’ve got that covered too!


Want to be the best-dressed guest with next to no effort? Head straight to Debenhams and browse through hundreds of options all in dedicated sections such as evening dresses, jumpsuits, bridesmaid dresses, wedding guest dresses and more. Whatever the occasion, you’re bound to find something you love.

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer have made party dressing easy thanks to their occasionwear solutions section. Choose from red sequin collar shirts, wide leg velvet trousers, slingback kitten court heels and glitter strap shoulder bags; we guarantee all eyes will be on you.