A cluttered calendar calls for outfits-a-plenty. With work dos, family parties, New Year’s Eve and everything in between, the opportunities to dress up are endless.
When it comes to dressing up, people usually have mixed feelings. You’re either somebody who loves any reason to dress up or the polar opposite – somebody who dreads planning outfits for the most social time of the year. But regardless of your attitude toward party season, you’ll still need some inspiration to get you through December.
Of course, it’s not all sequins and glitter – different occasions call for different looks. Still, there are a few things to look out for in your quest for the perfect dress. It’s also good to go for something versatile that will serve you for many soirées to come. For example, Self-Portrait’s black velvet maxi dress works just as well for balls and galas as it does a private dinner party, while Essentiel Antwerp’s sequin-covered mini’s are suited to any extravagant party that calls for something a bit extra.
In this post, we bring you our edit of the best dresses to impress this month, all available here at Jules B.
9 Dresses for December Dressing
There are a few dresses that never fail to impress. These are the key styles that ensure you turn heads during the winter period. And there’s plenty of them, too, which means you can find the dress that makes you feel just as good as you look. Whether it’s long, short, low-cut, long-sleeved – you name it, we’ve got it. Here are 10 dresses to make sure you dazzle in December.
The little black dress
Every woman needs a little black dress. Fabulous in all cuts and styles, the simple black number is perfect for black tie events, dinner parties, a special date night and any other occasions. It has of course had some unforgettable moments in fashion too, from the Christina Stambolian LBD Princess Diana wore to the Serpentine Gallery’s party in 1994 (otherwise known as the revenge dress) to Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
With so many references to wonderful women, the little black dress has solidified its place in the female wardrobe forever. And there’s no reason it won’t bring you a night to remember, too. The Self-Portrait velvet cut-out dress is an LBD in maxi form that hugs the figure.
The party dress
If December isn’t the time to get your gladrags on, when is? Your sequin attire might turn heads for the wrong reasons any other season, but wear it to the office Christmas party or New Year’s Eve drinks and you’ve got yourself a winning outfit. Shine bright in this mini wrap dress from Essentiel Antwerp, covered entirely in shimmering green sequins. If you’re looking for extravagance, this is it.
The velvet dress
As well as glitter, sequins and tinsel, it’s also the time when you’ll find beautifully soft velvet dresses gracing the rails. It’s luxurious and warm – two qualities not to be snubbed. We particularly love the Iris dress from RIXO, a flattering A-line wrap dress with flared sleeves, a stand-up collar and an Art Deco-inspired print at the cuffs and hem.
The tulle dress
Reminiscent of childhood parties, a tulle dress is one way to have fun with your occasion dressing. From exaggerated skirts to more slimline fits, you can incorporate tulle into your winter wardrobe in several ways. Need some inspiration? How about this Bize mesh midi dress with a full voluminous skirt made for twirling. It’s party time!
The floral dress
Florals aren’t solely for spring/summer. They can come out any time of year, bringing colour to a time when many people shift toward wearing black, burgundy and navy. But with the right dress, there’s no reason to limit yourself to a darker wardrobe. Take RIXO’s Ayla dress, which combines bright vintage florals with velvet trims. It’s a yes from us.
The colour block dress
Speaking of colour, you might prefer to go all out in something bold. The Essentiel Antwerp Estelle dress is loud yet elegant as ever. It’s also red – the colour of the season and an essential in the festive finery department.
The ruched dress
Ruching has a particularly pretty quality to it, especially when coupled with puff sleeves. Plus, it tends to hug the figure, making for a flattering silhouette. Falling again into the colour block category, the GANNI velvet gathered maxi dress is a sweet little piece for the upcoming festivities.
The printed dress
Certain occasions call for something truly stunning, and choosing prints is a great place to start. Dea Kudibal’s silk Celestina dress is a print-lover’s dream, complete with feminine details like the ruffle collar, pleated sleeves and skirt tiers.
The satin dress
From Christmas cocktails with work to dinner-and-a-movie dates, the satin dress never fails to succeed. From mini slip dresses to full-length gowns, there’s a range of styles crafted from this sumptuous fabric. Consider the GANNI crinkled satin midi dress for an alternative to the often minimalistic designs.
These are just a handful of the stylish dresses available at Jules B. Explore the full collection.