Style Guide : How to Pick a Party Dress!

Goddiva scalloped edge lace midi dress in coral, £55

Girls just wanna have fun and we’re here to show them how as Luanne McLean looks into the Goddiva collection for party dresses that will get the party started in style

How to dress up for a party?

Quarantine has meant there have been far less occasions to dress up for this year, so make the most of your new freedom and get yourself glammed up to the max and party ready. Always ensure you groom to perfection for social occasions, especially celebrations - good hair and a manicure are a great boost to any outfit. But what to wear exactly? Classic styles are a fool proof party go-to which will see you through whatever reason you are celebrating, and this nude dress with buckle detail just fits the brief. All it needs are high heel boots and a high, sleek, ponytail added to this classic party outfit and your ready to go.
Midi length hemlines are still en vogue and fantastic for any age. This stunning silver party dress is sure to get you noticed across a crowded dance floor.
Goddiva one shoulder midi dress in silver, £65 Buckles, lace or one shoulder detailing - Goddiva have the answer with a party dress that suits you whatever you're celebrating.

Can I wear a long dress to a party?

Long party dresses add a bit of sophistication, so why not? There are no hard and fast rules - take a look at some of these maxi dresses that are guaranteed to give you that party feeling... A little black dress is a safe bet, this front knot style is versatile enough for any occasion and is likely to be an essential part of your event wardrobe for years to come.


This beautiful emerald maxi dress is gorgeous and especially those with an auburn tint to their hair will carry off this bold colour choice with ease. Add a little black clutch and some strappy sandals and you’re all set.


Goddiva low v neck maxi dress in emerald, £65 Take your cue from the 1980s and make like Molly Ringwald in the Brat Pack classic “Pretty in Pink” with this long cerise dress for full on romance.


How to dress for a dinner party?

An invitation to a dinner party can be quite a daunting prospect as they tend to be quite formal occasions whether with work colleagues or members of your extended family. Formal dinner party dresses have to have a classic, sophisticated vibe and these three midi styles are demure but flattering with pretty details like bows and pleats to keep the eye busy. This classic royal blue party dress is conservative but still has a little pizazz so you’ll be sure to make an entrance to remember.



Goddiva Bardot midi dress with bow detail in royal blue, £35 A delicate sprinkle of sequins gives this lavender midi dress a noticeable edge.



Goddiva Sequin & Chiffon Mini Dress in Lavender , £52 Bow detailing is another style that stands the test of time but this orange shade adds a modern vibe to a more traditional dress.


Vicky Pattison – Side Shoulder Bow Midi Dress - Orange


Goddiva side shoulder bow midi dress in orange £45


What is the garden party dress code?

As the summer months play out, garden parties can be very popular and can be a lovely way to spend a Summer afternoon. However, it can be difficult to know how to play the dress code for a garden party, but with the help of a classic floral print or warm Summer shades you really can’t go wrong. This pretty teal shade has a warmth to it and the hot pink contrast floral print is a knockout style that will really earn its place in your wardrobe.


Goddiva high collar halter printed maxi dress in teal floral, £60 Florals don’t have to be boring with this delicate blush 3D floral look with easy to wear midi hemline.
Goddiva 3D flower lace off the shoulder maxi dress in blush, £39 This coral midi party dress is beautiful and the delicate lace fabric is easy to dress up or down without feeling self conscious - just add a cropped jacket or pashmina.

How to dress for a Christmas party?

November, December and January will see festive celebrations occur and a little bit of sparkle in your party dress is called for. So satisfy your inner magpie with these sparkly Christmas crackers, wrap yourself in a festive green or sparkle like a diamond with a jewel embellished party dress. This body con black mini has a gorgeous silver gem embellishment making it a classic go to party dress you will use as your go to for years to come.



Festive green is a must at that time of year and you can’t go wrong with this beautiful emerald dress with elaborate sequin fishtail detailing, perfect to wow the crowd at a Christmas party.


Those office party colleagues will love this gorgeous back detail dress, a subtle classic with front shaping and pretty back detail that stands out so your look is on trend for any Christmas party occasion.


How to dress like a diva for a party

Any diva worth their salt knows it is essential to make a big entrance to a special party. Viva the diva in a dress that demands attention whether it be mini or maxi, zesty shades or a daring nude, make sure you make an entrance they all remember. This 1920’s style nude flapper dress adds a little Downton Abbey Upstairs glamour



This lime maxi gown is perfect for those downstairs girls when they choose to ditch the hard work and let their hair down. With the brightest shade of lime get ready to get noticed.



Mini or maxi, sparkly or flowery, chiffon or satin, whatever your party and whatever look you’re going for, Goddiva's stunning collection will have the perfect dress for you. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, Christmas, a work do or you just fancy a night on the town with the girls, get the party fever with Goddiva.


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