Playing it classic with a little black dress is for great for those who like to stick to what they know best. Going for the red dress option this party season, now that's for ladies looking to stand out.
The whole "little" thing is a bit of a myth too. The majority of us like coverage, and support for that matter. While there are some killer mini, strapless and sheer styles to choose from, there' are also tunics, full-skirted and maxi looks that will make for fabulous party wear.
Before you make any rash decisions, consider the three following pointers to make sure your look is Jennifer Lawrence kinda gorgeous...
1. If you want something sparkly or sequinned make sure it's striking in a good way. Avoid anything that looks like Christmas has thrown up on you.
2. Do you have suitable shoes and accessories to go with and are they red? Colour block your look for max effect, or stick to a simple black heel.
3. Look for some kind of detailing that says I'm-all-you-want-this-Christmas. A touch of embellishment, silky-satin fabric, a ruffle, an OTT skirt to accentuate your waist...
Here's 10 styles to get you started: