Fashion: The coolest sequin-covered dresses for the party season

It just wouldn't be Christmas without at least one sequin-covered frock, would it?

Black Sequin Dress (left), £75; Petite Black Sparkle Flute Sleeve Dress, £45, both available from Wallis

SOMETIMES it's fun to push the boundaries with fashion and switch up your style, but when December rolls around there's only one thing on our minds: sparkly dresses.

Whether it's the office Christmas party or a big night out with your girl gang, everybody's got at least one occasion where a knock-out sequin-covered cocktail frock is basically the only option – which is why the shops are packed to the rafters right now with the kind of dresses that wouldn't look out of place on the Strictly dance floor.

This season, it's not just festive favourites silver and gold that are dominating the sparkly market. Sapphire blue and regal purple are reminiscent of Christmas choccies (in a good way), while metallics like rose gold and copper offer a more subtle way to shine.

The bodycon silhouette is back (that'll be down to the AW17 80s catwalk trend), and we're seeing lots of cool sleeve detailing and longer length sleeves (a wise choice if you don't want to look too revealing at the work 'do).

Whatever your preference, there's a glittery showstopper out there for everyone. We've rounded up a dozen dazzling dresses that are all just perfect for party season...

1. Wallis Black Sequin Embellished Cold Shoulder Shift Dress, £75

2. New Look Silver Premium Matte 2 in 1 Sequin Slip Dress, £39.99; Dark Grey Ribbed Funnel Neck, £9.99; Pewter Glitter Clutch Bag, £15.99; Silver Tassel Drop Earrings, £8.99

3. Dorothy Perkins Silver Velvet Sequin Bodycon Dress, £38; Black Aristo Sock Boots, £35

4. Studio by Preen Purple Sequin Midi Dress, currently reduced to £59.50 from £85, Debenhams

5. Wallis Petite Black Sparkle Flute Sleeve Dress, £45

6. Miss Selfridge Premium Sequin Embellished One Shoulder Bodycon Dress, currently reduced to £62.10 from £69

7. Marks & Spencer Colour Block Embellished Tunis Dress, £89

8. Bonprix Beaded Party Dress, £69.99 (shoes, stylist's own)

9. Monsoon Samantha 3/4 Sleeve Dress, £109

10. Sosandar Sapphire Sequin Dress, £89

11. Next Gold Sequin Shift Dress, £65

12. Club L Rose Gold Sequin Mini Bodycon Dress, £50, Topshop

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