Winter Cocktail Dresses for Every Type of Party

Winter fashion opens up the opportunity to explore luxe fabrics, rich colour palettes and elegant silhouettes, especially when it comes to dressing to impress. Whether you’re attending a lavish birthday celebration or sophisticated dinner party, you don’t need to compromise your style to suit the cooler weather.

From long sleeved dresses to luxurious layers, our winter party picks will see you embrace these new season trends and keep you warm whilst looking chic and elegant.

Classic Black Dress

black dress

Whether you’re in a cosy bar sipping mulled wine by the fire or attending an after-dark winter soiree, you’ll never look out of place in a classic black cocktail dress. One of the most timeless and elegant pieces, it can be styled to suit any occasion or season. Layer a black cocktail dress with a faux fur jacket to stay warm. Choose a cropped style to accentuate your figure and avoid overpowering the dress. Accessorise with a pair of jewelled drop earrings and clutch bag to compliment the shade of the jacket.

black cocktail dress

Add a sense of opulence with a faux fur jacket over a classic black cocktail dress, the perfect balance of style and practicality for those cooler evenings. Pictured first above is the Matilda Dress from Alamour The Label and second the Denise Dress. Photo: Alamour The Label

Long Sleeved Dress

From a flirty mini to an elegant sweeping midi, a long sleeve adds a classy yet stylish edge to any dress. Explore stunning styles including feminine off-the-shoulder cuts, bishop sleeves or bell sleeves in heavier fabrics and rich hues. Skip the layers and let a statement sleeve be the centre of attention for indoor events and warmer evenings. Finish the look with minimalistic jewellery and a small bag or clutch in a coordinating colour.

Elaine dress

The Jourdan Dress pictured first features a flattering ruched bodycon style and a stunning off the shoulder long sleeve. The statement bishop sleeves of the Elaine Dress next make this the perfect trans-seasonal piece for brightening up your winter wardrobe.


Solange jumpsuit

If you’re looking to stray from the classic cocktail dress this winter but aren’t sure where to start, a jumpsuit is a perfect pick. For the most flattering fit, opt for a style that skims your figure and cinches your waist. Plunge neck or backless styles add a touch of femininity to this contemporary piece. Complete the look with a pair of strappy heels and drape a faux fur jacket over your shoulders.

The fitted waist and backless style balances the wide leg pants of the Solange Jumpsuit, creating an elegant and chic look.

Coordinating Set


A sidestep from the classic cocktail style, a two-piece coordinating set lets you express your personal style whilst keeping in tune with the elegance and sophistication that is synonymous with a cocktail dress code. A bodycon or A-line midi skirt and chic crop in the same fabric and shade give the illusion of a midi dress, whilst subtly showing off your figure. Coordinating sets in heavier, structured fabrics such as tweed or velvet are ideal for a classy evening event.

A stylish twist on the classic black midi dress, the racer cut crop and pencil midi of the Zoe Set forms a seamless fit, accentuating your figure.

Find the perfect balance between comfort and style in these stunning winter looks, showing off new season trends and staying cosy whilst you do it. From layering a lavish faux fur jacket over your shoulders to making a statement with a long-sleeved ensemble, there’s a look out there waiting to be worn to your next winter social event.

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