Winter is here and it's your turn to sparkle. As the nights draw in and the invitations start to arrive, it's time to pick out the perfect frock to see you through the party season. If you're looking for inspiration, we've curated a selection of stunning evening dresses to suit every body shape, whatever the occasion or your personal style. From bold, colourful designs that will ensure you're the belle of the ball, to minimalistic pieces that ooze modern glamour, you're sure to find your party dress for Christmas 2021 below.
Not one for wallflowers, the Sika'a renaissance paisley floral-print gown will ensure that all eyes are on you this party season. One of the most refreshing long evening dresses we've seen, this long-sleeved maxi-length shirt dress boasts an eye-catching design that combines multiple floral prints and paisley patterns in various colourways to capture the playful spirit of African fashion. Featuring fluted sleeves that gather at the wrist and a graceful band collar, this is a unique and joyous dress that requires minimal accessorising.
Manufactured from flowing crepe de chine, containing silk for the softest, most luxurious touch, this calf-length shirt dress was inspired by classic western tailoring but features a distinctly African twist. With an ever-so-flattering silhouette, the Sika’a Makenene poppies-print midi dress is both contemporary and feminine. The wildflower design includes poppies, cowslips and daisies, in a line drawing style with vibrant splashes of colour. Long-sleeved evening dresses are perfect for taking you from day to night. Switch up your accessories and you'll be able to rock this beauty all the way from the boardroom to the dance floor.
If formal evening dresses aren't for you, you might appreciate the laid back vibe of the Renaissance Renaissance + The Vanguard Petra ruffled cotton-poplin midi dress. Bright and breezy, this knee-length dress boasts an aesthetic that looks to be inspired by vintage nightwear, as well as French Rococo fashions. The cotton ties add intrigue and the full skirt will give a wonderful swing on the dancefloor. Equally at home at a winter gathering or summer barbecue, style it with a messy updo and sandals or heels and drop earrings, depending on the occasion.
Navy evening dresses are always a classic, but the Sika’a vinyago midi cape dress injects something fresh into this party wear staple. The bold navy and silver geometric design features subtly illustrated shells with gold detailing, creating a captivating and futuristic look, while the waterfall caped back and pleated neckline make this a particularly powerful stand-out piece. Every wardrobe deserves a couple of evening cocktail dresses - perhaps this could be one of yours?
Ladies evening dresses don't get more sensuous than this. Vivid pink, the Jacquemus Cerro square-neck dress is made of wood blend twill and boasts a stunning futuristic cut with exposed underarm panels and straps across the back. Featuring a slim fit, this long-sleeved party dress is inspired by classic corsetry, making it incredibly ladylike.
It might be nippy outside, but you can bring a taste of summer to the party with you in the Sika’a Lune maxi dress. Flirty and fun, this party dress has thin straps and a fitted bodice with an ankle-length tiered skirt. Featuring an archetypal African print, ‘Village Molokai’, depicting a Congolese village scene in luscious shades of green, orange and red, the Lune makes for an original evening party dress.
Navy evening dresses are all the rage right now, and this long-sleeved shirt dress is the perfect choice for a wide variety of social occasions. The Sika’a Khalisah shell print shirt dress features a beautiful blue seashell design and boasts an A-line, calf-length skirt with an optional matching belt to further enhance your waistline. Elegant and flattering, and constructed from lightweight cotton, the Khalisah may be the one for you if you're searching for unique plus size evening dresses.
Simple but effective, this deep green asymmetric wrap dress has to be amongst the most elegant evening dresses we've spotted this season. The Monse asymmetric midi dress features a buckled fastening, with a side split and pleat detail. Fashioned from satin-crepe, you can be sure this evening dress will look fantastic straight out of your suitcase. Style it your way, whether you're adding chunky jewellery or keeping it minimal with a pair of kitten heels or pointed toe courts.
The Roksanda Accadia wool-blend crepe midi dress is one of the most festive winter evening dresses we've discovered. The deep red colour of this trumpet-sleeved dress is reminiscent of poinsettia petals, holly berries and all things Christmas. The dual colouring, hip pleats and v neck back are all unique design details, while the wool-blend crepe makes this warmer than many evening dresses for women and perfect for chilly nights. If you're looking for stunning Christmas party dresses to wear for the upcoming season, shop our range today.
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