Evening attire is a swanky affair and while you can't go wrong with a sleek, sexy-making little black dress there's a whole host of styles made for power dressing at sparkly soirees.
Think signature silhouettes (the right kind of bodycon, strapless, A-line, slinky spaghetti strap slips), but then consider classic colour ways that you know you can pull off. Brunette? A red evening dress will always look incredible. Blonde? Work that pastel trend to your advantage, baby.
Then there's clicking into dreamy territory - because needs must - where evening dresses are of the designer variety. Take e-tailers Farfetch.com, Matchesfashion.com and Flannels.com for instance, the dresses stocked here will melt hearts. Truly.
This one-shouldered LBD by Stella McCartney will serve you forever as will the "Zarita" lace mini dress by Diane Von Furstenberg. These may be your pricier purchases but they are completely worth it.
Take a spin through this evening dress edit for classic, wear-to-anything, feel-fabulous looks that you'll just love. There is the matter of heels and handbags but this is about letting the dress do the talking every time you wear it.