It’s party season, and you know what that means: it’s time to update your wardrobe with effortless-but-chic dresses so that you’re prepared for last-minute invites and all dress codes. Here’s SheKnows’ luxe to less guide of gorgeous party dresses, all available at David Jones.
Every dress you need this party season
Office end-of-year party
The work function calls for chic, yet sophisticated. dresses that are slightly sexier than the average corporate gear, but leave plenty to the imagination.
Accentuate your curves
While this blue bandage dress is tight-fitting, it skims the body in all the right places. It’s a great option if you have an athletic or column figure and want to accentuate your curves. (David Jones, $165)
If you’re looking for a modest but on-trend dress to take you from the boardroom to the bar, you can’t go wrong with this paisley dress from Hartford Grove. Thanks to its cap sleeves, V neckline and cinched waist, this is the kind of dress that flatters every figure. (David Jones, $129)
During the festive season, cocktail parties dominate the social calendar. Add these dresses to your party portfolio and you’ll be ready to rock.
Flirty and flattering
Feminine, flirty, and flattering — this Cameo dress ticks all the right boxes and will see you through the season of bubbly and canapes. Cut with the label’s signature fit-and-flare silhouette, this structured dress is interesting enough to make a statement, but elegant enough to wear over and over again. (David Jones, $150)
The perfect party dress
Looking for a dress that screams “party”? You’ve found it. Camilla and Marc’s Avia Dress is as cute as they come. Featuring a round neckline, bubble-shaped skirt and lace detailing, it’s fashion-forward, comfortable and perfect for party hopping. (David Jones, $269)
When a pretty invite lands in your mailbox (because let’s face it, that’s a rare occurrence in the email era), that’s when you know you have to step it up in the wardrobe stakes. Drop your hemline and go for a more elegant ensemble.
The designers behind this Aussie label really know what women want. This gorgeous beige gown is ideal for sophisticated soirees, such as charity balls or black tie functions. Its high round neck, layered skirt and delicate patterning around the bust offer just the right amount of detail. It’s timeless. (David Jones, $350)
If you’re looking for something more vibrant and colourful, Talulah has you covered. This maxi features an on-trend digital print and a slim but comfortable fit, and the high neck adds interest. All in all, it’s the kind of piece that can be dressed up for a ball and dressed down for the bar. (David Jones, $280)
New Year’s Eve party
When Dec. 31 rolls around, it’s time to go big. After all, it’s time to celebrate the year gone by! Think bold colours, sequins, studs and anything that will make you sparkle.
Little black dress
With its loose fit, capped sleeves and stud detailing, this black dress was made to party. Best of all, it’s so effortlessly chic, it can be worn time and time again with different accessories and no-one will be none the wiser! For New Year’s, pair it with a statement necklace or some metallic arm bling. (David Jones, $170)
The talk of the party
Are you a fan of bold prints? If so, you’ll love this dress from L’America. The Baroque-printed bodice is an attention-grabber: It hugs the body and is just the right shade of pink. The dress then flares out to a simple A-line skirt, which will flaunt your hips and hide the effects of indulging in one too many canapes. (David Jones, $139)