Be the life of the party with our top holiday frocks of the season

End the year merry, bright and with a stylish bang. From rich velvets and glamorous sequins to pretty lace and ruffles, these party dresses will have you turning heads all night long.

Keep reading to see our favourite holiday dresses for the festive season...

1. Anthropologie Velvet Plisse Dress, $148

1. Velvet Plisse Dress, Anthropologie, $148AnthropologieVelvet has been a huge trend the past couple of years, so there's no doubt you'll be on top of your style game with this flattering deep blue dress from Anthropologie. We love the simplicity of the design—just finish off the look with a little bling and you'll be set to go.

2. Banana Republic Heritage Side-ruffle Slip Dress, $170

2. Heritage Side-ruffle Slip Dress, Banana Republic, $170Banana RepublicAs much as we adore rich colours for winter, take a chance with this gorgeous blush dress from Banana Republic (you won’t regret it). The slim fit accentuates the body, while the ruffle on the side adds the perfect amount of fun. Pair it with nude or silver heels and you’re ready for a festive night out.

3. J.Crew Collection Tie-shoulder Sequin Dress, $378

3. Collection Tie-shoulder Sequin Dress, J.Crew, $378JCrewHere’s a party dress for the ultimate diva. We are in love with this forest green colour that looks great on all skin tones. The ties at the shoulder are super feminine and the below-the-knee length will look fabulous with a pair of stiletto heels.

4. Club Monaco Kaelane Dress, $269

4. Kaelane Dress, Club Monaco, $269Club MonacoTake lace to the next level with this gorgeous floral frock by Club Monaco. The stunning detailing means you only have to add a pair of earrings, throw on some high heels and you’re ready to go. Plus, there’s nothing like making an entrance in a bold, red outfit.

5. Zara Velvet Tube Dress, $50

5. Velvet Tube Dress, Zara, $49.99ZaraThis velvet dress from Zara is super sophisticated and we love the feminine wrap style, which looks even more flattering with a simple up-do. If you’re looking for something comfortable, this piece is a great choice with its stretchy fabric and slit at the back.

6. H&M Light Beige Lace Dress, $50

6. Light Beige Lace Dress, H&M, $49.99H&MStand out in this little vintage-style number by H&M in off-white. You definitely can’t go wrong with the price and the high collar looks stunning when accessorized with a set of pearls. Grab a black clutch and you’re ready to go!

7. Aritzia Wilfred Karel Dress, $185

7. Karel Dress, Aritzia, $166.50AritziaDance all night long in this beautiful wrap-style dress from Aritzia. Deep green is a big hit this holiday season and we are loving the soft print on the chiffon fabric. Throw on black heels and minimalistic jewellery for a timeless look.

8. Dress the Population Zoe Sequin Minidress available at Nordstrom, $264.19

8. Zoe Sequin Minidress, Dress the Population (available at Nordstrom), $264.19NordstromYou can’t help but fall in love with this dark bronze sequin dress. It’s fun, flirty and—most definitely—party perfect. Anything sparkly means you can go easy with the accessories, so all you have to do is put on some neutral makeup and your favourite heels before you step out the door.

9. Twik Velvet-flower Slip Dress available at Simons, $69

9. Velvet-flower Slip Dress, Twik (Available at Simons), $69SimonsSlip dresses are always a comfortable option and this one by Twik is one of our favourites. The adjustable straps make it an easy fit and we love the deep ruby colour for the festive season. For a trendy look, pair it with sheer black stockings and round-toe black heels.

10. Ted Baker WYTNEY Cold Shoulder Skater Dress, $339

10. WYTNEY Cold shoulder skater dress, Ted Baker, $237.00Ted BakerHere’s the quintessential ‘LBD’ with a modern twist. This dress by Ted Baker is elegant and dramatic with its knee-length striped skirt and puffy sleeves. Throw on a pair of pumps, some diamonds and you’re ready to enjoy the evening.