29 Dresses Fit to Kill This Party Season

A guide to the trendiest silhouettes and styles this season, so you can party like it’s the ’90s!

Richly saturated jewel tones, such as amethyst purple and emerald green, are perfect to spice up staple winter hues. 1. Ankita Indigo Overlap Dress, Price ₹13,800

Cowl necks on slick, body-flattering silhouettes arethe ultimate evocation of starry glamour from the 1900s. Think Fay Wray (from Doctor X) to Irina Shayk. 2. Ankita Seath Gown, Price ₹16,800

3. Party-dressing is a whole lot dazzlier this season, thanks to sequins—sparkle galore and be a shiny disco ball all day, everyday. Attic Salt Black Sequins Embellished Dress, ₹6,975

Style Tip: This season is all about turning the rule-book clichés on their head. Animal print with sequins? Why not! Sneakers with an ultra-glam outfit? Sure! Unexpected colour combos, texture on texture...it’s all good! 4. Balenciaga

5. Chisel by Meghna Ramrakhiya Embellished Short Dress, ₹3,200

Style tip Layering is hot this season (literally!), so use your party dress as a base, to team with an overcoat, jacket, cape, et al. You could also throw on a pair of subtly-patterned tights to add some texture to the look. 6. Christopher Kane

There’s a certain boudoir feel to slip dresses, making them one of the sexiest party-dress options around. Team with high, high heels and oomph. 7. Forever 21 Crinkled Satin Mini Slip Dress, ₹1,499

8. Deme by Gabriella Purple Slip Dress, ₹15,500

When it comes to dressy opulence, few can rival brocade. Baroque outfits, so rich and elegant, are perfect for a ‘grown-up’ party. 9. Dorothy Perkins Luxe Rose Gold Prom Dress ₹4,600

10. Ellie Saab

11. Esthera, Red Black Ombre, ₹28,000

12. Forever New, holly cowl neck dress, ₹8,000

13. Guess, Metallic look dress, ₹7,900

14. H&M, Calf-length dress, ₹5,499

15. H&M, Shimmering Dress, ₹2,290

16. Hema Kaul, Purple one shoulder lace dress, ₹26,500

17. Jonathan Simkhai

18. Kanika J Singh, Black Lace Tier Short Dress, ₹58,650

19. Kazo, ₹4,990

20. Koovs, Leopard Sequin Velour Shift Dress, ₹2,299

21. Marks & Spencer, Guipure Lace Bodycon Midi Dress, ₹5,500

22. Zara, Metallic Strappy Dress, Price ₹3,490

23. Neha Khanna, Wine tiered bow short dress, Price ₹22,000

24. Only, Purple floral lace detail mini dress, Price ₹2,999

25. Prabal Gurung

26. Next, Satin Slip Dress ₹2,233

27. Topshop, Mustard animal ruched satin slip dress ₹2,700

28. Vero Moda, Blue Jacquard Asymmetric Dress ₹5,400

29. Versace Fashion intern: Shivi Khosla