Buyer's edit: top 10 party dresses

— 21 November 2012
Whether you're preparing for the all-important office Christmas party or facing the ex at that annual festive get-together, 'tis the season to dress to impress. Our womenswear buyer chooses his top 10 dazzling party pieces for this season and beyond.

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VICTORIA VICTORIA BECKHAM
Jacquard dress  

Add a shot of Victoria Beckham's polished simplicity into your wardrobe. The sleek metallic stripes make this the perfect choice for party season.

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ROLAND MOURET
Honey dress  

Look to the master of streamlined silhouettes and flattering fits for something that will make heads turn. This asymmetric fuchsia style is sure to up the style ante.

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3.1 PHILLIP LIM
Sequinned cocktail dress  

Nothing says festive chic like glittering emerald sequins. Make an entrance in this irresistible shift dress from 3.1 Phillip Lim.

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ANGLOMANIA
Dahlia glitter dress  

A timeless classic, this glittering LBD will work hard for you, sparkling through season to season. We promise.

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HERVE LEGER
Metallic bandage dress  

With Herve's signature curve-contouring silhouette and cut-out back, all eyes at the Christmas party will be on you in this metallic bandage dress.

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LANVIN
Ruffled velvet dress  

A total show-stopper. The combination of sumptuous velvet and romantic ruffles make this the ultimate cocktail hour winner.

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ALICE & OLIVIA
Sequinned dress  

Sparkle your way through party season with this beautifully embellished dress. Dancing shoes essential.

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MARY KATRANTZOU
Nabraska bustier dress  

Not for the faint-hearted, Mary demonstrates her famed kaleidoscopic prints and structural silhouettes in this standout peplum bustier.

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EMILIO PUCCI
Lace-insert jumpsuit  

It's not all about the party dress. For a chic alternative, this elegant jumpsuit will add a dramatic edge to any event.

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MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
Butterfly knitted dress  

A fun and feminine option for party season, get your slice of McQ Alexander McQueen's signature prints with this striking butterfly design.

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