Party Dress Week: Batley Picks

Posted by Amelia Glynn Online Fashion Content Assistant

20th Nov 2013

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Party Dress Week is upon us! This week we asked the team at Batley to show us what their favourite party dress picks were for the upcoming social season. Their chosen outfits showcase an array of styles from across the decades from the Oxfam Online Shop- prepare to be wowed!

Francesca's Picks

Monsoon Twilight Midnight Blue Embellished Dress


I love this dress because it's beautifully embellished & finished!
It oozes elegance and would look great for dinner parties or special occasions paired with some strappy heels and matching clutch, it has a real wow factor!

Whistles Cobalt Blue Lace Insert Bodice Skater Dress




This dress is simply stunning! Perfect for Christmas parties - I love the fact is bright cobalt blue, it puts a vibrant edge on the stereotypical red and black outfits worn around this time of year. I'd add some bright pink shoe boots and matching jewellery to complete the look

Lucy's Picks

Vintage Beautifully Black Iridescent Sequinned Flapper Style Dress



It's the right shape, the right cut, the hem is beautifully done. I like the low cut back and the colour in different lights. I would put this with some Black tights and some high black iridescent court shoes. This is perfect for any Christmas party!

Whistles All Over Sequin Shift Dress in Glossy Midnight Black


 Any Sequin or beaded dress with make you stand out this winter, I like the low cut back, the cut and the style and the glossy Black Colour. It is very sophisticated yet very sexy for that Christmas Party. I would put this with Black Strappy high shoes, with a long necklace going down the back, with a bright coloured clutch to brighten it up a little more.

Chantelle's Picks

Midnight Black Long Sleeved Beaded Shift Dress


This vintage John Charles dress is the perfect number for the upcoming festive season, John Charles is a brand known for serious glamour and since its creation in the 50's, has dressed some of the world's most stylish and influential women. The dress epitomises femininity, it features a fully beaded body and elegant sleeves, with a low draped back, and is crafted from 100% silk - a dress made to last! I'd pair with super on trend black peep toe heels for the perfect chic Christmas party look; I love this dress as you're almost guaranteed no one will be wearing the same!

Midnight Blue Embellished Cocktail Dress


I love this Opera Richards dress; it screams elegance and has serious style points, it's the perfect piece for the Christmas party season. As the dress features an all over beaded design I'd pair it with simple accessories such as simple black pointed court style heels and a matching clutch. The dress is so much of a classic it can be worn year after year, remaining on trend and ensuring you look super chic at festive parties, events or nights on the town. 

Sophie's Picks

Milano Dress & Cover Up


Completely one of a kind, this black velveteen bandeau top has the most amazing skirt, in a purple and blue metallic and viscose blend. It even comes with a matching cover up, a lightweight blazer in the same amazing fabric as the skirt of the dress for striking head-to-toe sparkle, complete with power shoulders for a full on 80's vibe! 
This is the perfect New Years Eve WOW dress to impress!


Principles Dress

A mid length sleeved, velveteen top paired with the metallic gold splattered net skirt makes for the perfect Christmas party dress. Its shorter length makes it so easy to wear for almost any festive occasion and its mid length sleeves in cosy velveteen will keep the winter-y chill off your shoulders. Perfect for Christmas dinner with the family or friends, adding a little bit of extra Christmas sparkle to your day!

All of these gorgeous dresses are available on the Oxfam Online Shop along with many, many more!


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