The Handbook
The Handbook

Pandemic party wear is our new favourite thing. Throw caution to the wind, dress up like your life depends on it, and get ready to dance like no one’s watching. We’re thinking hedonistic, glamorous and decadent – excess is the perfect antidote to this year…

If we could click our fingers and summon the mother of all parties – something out of Baz Luhrmann’s imagination is where we’d like to be. But we’ll try not to dwell on that. Despite going out out being, well, out of the question, you can still go all out where your wardrobe is concerned. After all, that backyard boogie for six deserves just as much attention.

From super luxe designer pieces, to the most expensive looking buys on the high street, pandemic party wear is our new therapy. And from full-blown sequins to sparkle your way through the Zoom office party in, to sumptuous velvets worthy of an intimate Christmas Day lunch, we’ve got this.

Here we’ve rounded up all the best dresses to see you through Christmas and well into the New Year…

This dress is such a show-stopper and definitely worth the splurge. We love the flattering shift shape, those sheer fluted sleeves, and the smattering of multi-coloured sequins - you'll feel like the belle of the ball. Decadence at its best."

Harlequin Rose Sequin Mini Dress, £390.00

"This jumpsuit is the epitome of sophisticated party wear, and it looks much more expensive than its high street price tag. We love the combination of the long fluid silhouette and the luxe velvet. The removable belt means you have styling options too."

Velvet Textured Jumpsuit With Bow, £69.99 at

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