Want to invest in a dress perfect for Christmas day? Not to mention one that will last beyond the festive season? Then check out the latest red dresses that have editors swooning. More standout than your little black number, and potentially more elegant than a metallic midi, this siren of a dress is guaranteed to turn heads…

This month you can’t move for the colour red. It is quite literally everywhere; from red heels and tights to seasonal flamboyant decorations. So, we couldn’t go without giving the little red dress its spot in the headlines. An A-list go-to and a stand-out number at every party, it’s no surprise there’s a surge in sales around this time of year. The scarlet hue feels bold and beautiful against a backdrop of Christmas trees and gingerbread cocktails.

The high street is awash with stunning mini, midi and maxi pieces, but they’re flying out. Even while pulling together this edit of favourites, items were literally vanishing, brandished with that infamous ‘sold out’ sticker. So make haste, head to & Other Stories, H&M and Zara now for the best of the rest.

If you’re after the ultimate investment piece then look no further. Roland Mouret and Ralph Lauren are both renowned for old Hollwood-style glamour, while Self Portrait is a must for intricate lace details. Personally, I’m coveting the Essential Antwerp one-shoulder dress, which is the perfect blend of elegance and cool.  Even boho favourite, Free People, has got us twitching for lipstick-hued maxi dresses guaranteed to work with platform heels.

Look out for dramatic puffed sleeves at By Malina and Ganni, floor-sweeping gowns at Me+Em and fabulous disco bows at Queens Of Archive. Let your accessories sparkle, and don’t hold back on the red lippie. If you want red carpet style; you’ve got it.

Scroll to shop the latest red dresses…

From mini to maxi, silks to satins, we’ve got you covered for the festive season and beyond.

Plus, keep scrolling to reveal the key accessories to complement your brand-new red dress.

Made from pure silk with a luxurious drapey finish, this Me+Em scarlet maxi is the epitome of effortless glamour.

Now shop for the accessories to go with your red dress…

A bold red dress speaks for itself, but why not up the glamour with rhinestones, sequins and party heels?You also can’t go wrong with metallics, while chic black accessories are forever timeless. If you fancy going bold, then opt for top-to-toe red. It is the unquestionable colour of the season.

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