The end of the year can only mean one thing: the party season is upon us. By now, your calendar should already be filled with upcoming parties and events to attend in lieu of both Christmas, New Year’s, and generally an all-round celebration of festivities. With so many parties to attend and presumably meeting similar circle of friends, it’s only right to arm yourself with enough sparkly dresses to last you throughout the month — and maybe more.

Sparkly dresses generally do not get as much love any other time of the year, unless some high fashion designer decided to bring it back into vogue. It’s also slightly difficult to find a good time and place to wear them, as sequinned items of clothing can be frowned upon at the workplace thanks to its overall flashiness.

But during the party season, you are given free reign to pull out all the stops and indulge your inner magpie with sparkly dresses to match your glittery makeup.We also know parties mean late nights out, which is why you should invest in a good makeup setting spray so you don’t smudge out before the night is over.

Because we’re sure that you have plenty of parties to attend, we’ve compiled 10 sparkly, shimmery dresses for you to shop for. Don’t worry, we’ve made sure that there are not only sexy mini dresses, but also evening dresses suitable for your high end soirées. Go forth and click add to cart.

1
Balmain cold-shoulder crystal-embellished velvet mini dress

Our party dress selection from Balmain combines Fall/Winter 2017’s cold shoulder and plaid trends into one shimmery, crystal-embellished mini dress. After all, you shouldn’t limit your love of plaid to just shirts and blazers.

RM8,477.22, Net-a-Porter

2
Stella McCartney sequin evening dress

Imagine strutting to the dance floor in this just as the DJ plays Chris de Burgh’s Lady In Red — cheesy, but we all need at least one of those moments in our lives. Nonetheless, this strappy, sparkly red number is truly a sexy one to own.

RM13,941.70, Club 21

3
Oscar de la Renta sequinned flared dress

Barbie and Spice Girl’s Baby Spice comes to mind when seeing this cute Oscar de la Renta dress. It definitely is a dress that you can wear to channel your inner princess while maintaining the luxe factor.

RM25,398.42, Farfetch

4
Nina Ricci sequinned dress

When a party requires that you dress a little more demurely, this Nina Ricci dress will hit the spot while still maintaining your style. It’s also in a gorgeous royal purple hue that simply oozes sophistication.

RM28,934.75, Farfetch

5
Miu Miu embellished silk-georgette mini dress

Got a fun, daytime brunch party happening? Then this yellow Miu Miu mini dress will be the perfect outfit to throw on. It has all the sunny disposition of a sun dress, but the added glamour of embellished sparkles to bring you from regular girl-next-door to a girl-next-door who knows how to have fun.

RM23,312.35, Miu Miu

6
Marchesa Notte sequin embroidered crossover gown

When the dress code on the handwritten invite says “black tie”, pull this Marchesa Notte gown out of the wardrobe. It’s a classic yet striking design that won’t go wrong, and the embellishments will still give it some party flair.

RM5,584.99, Farfetch

7
Saint Laurent plunging mini dress with black sequins

Need something seriously sexy and edgy to party the night away with? Put on your killer heels and this Saint Laurent plunging neckline dress. We love the boxy shoulders and short hemline, paired with all-over black sequins. If someone ever said that a fashion faux pas is showing both cleavage and legs, prove them wrong with this outfit.

Price unavailable,Saint Laurent

8
Elie Saab lace insert sequin dress with padded shoulders

Love your structured shoulders? Then you’ll like this Elie Saab party piece with a combination of padded shoulders, lace inserts, and sequins. Pair the dress with this year’s hottest shoes, the sock boot.

RM32,894.94, Farfetch

9
Ashish striped sequined silk-georgette mini dress

This Ashish dress is another embellished one that will guarantee you the limelight in the room, and quite possibly make you a walking, talking disco ball. A stylish and sexy one, if we may add.

RM6,295.58, Net-a-Porter

10
Tom Ford open-back sequined satin dress

When you have a work meeting at five but the hottest party in town is at seven, this Tom Ford dress will be your saving grace. Don a proper jacket during your meeting, but take it off for your evening soirée, because it’s a party at the back — the open-back of this dress, that is.

RM27,010.75, Net-a-Porter

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction. Reach out to Poh Nee via email at pohnee@lifestyleasia.com.