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Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night are over, there’s no denying it – Christmas is on its way! And with it comes a whole host of parties and events that you’ll need to find something to wear for. Whether you’re heading out for drinks with friends, reuniting with family or heading off on your work’s Christmas do, our top picks will provide you with a little early inspiration – and they’re all under £30!*


Let’s face it, when you want something simple yet chic for the party season, you can’t go wrong with a little black dress. Opting for an all-black dress doesn’t have to be boring though – just take a look at this embellished LBD from F&F at Tesco. The dress reinvents the classic bodycon style by adding a sequin layer to the top half of the dress, creating an overall timeless look. Not bad for £30, right?


We couldn’t possibly put this guide together without adding a red dress – there’s no other colour that sums up the festive season quite like it. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd this party season, then this red long-sleeved dress from H&M would make the ideal statement piece. The front of the dress has a simple round neck design while the back falls into a deep-V showing off a decorative metal chain – the perfect mix of stylish and smart.


Sticking with the festive colour scheme, this gold fitted dress from H&M will be sure to have you sparkling on the night. With such a bold design, you can let the dress do all the talking and keep accessories to a minimum – black heels and a clutch will do. At only £29.99, this dress shouldn’t send you over budget this festive season!


If you really want to dazzle this party season then look no further than this sequin dress from George at Asda. The dress is a real eye-catching piece with its metallic bronze tones, so be prepared to have all eyes on you. At only £25, this dress has been getting some rave reviews online – so be quick if you like what you see, as this one’s sure to sell out soon!


Ok, so we know we said that this guide would be all dresses but we just couldn’t resist putting in this black jumpsuit from Boohoo. A jumpsuit can be a sophisticated alternative to a party dress and this one in particular embraces the culotte style we’ve seen so much already this year. If you’ve not tried this trend out yet, this jumpsuit could be a perfect excuse at just £15!

For ideas on how to style an outfit this party season, read our guide on budget-friendly accessories.

*Prices correct at time of writing – 10/11/15

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