Edie Silk Full Skirt Shirt Dress in Red

When you have a big, formal event planned, whether it is a party, dinner or even a winter wedding, it is time to choose a sophisticated evening dress that suits your style and looks effortlessly gorgeous.

Our collection of evening dresses at Jasper Conran London are a friend for your wardrobe all year round, and are all thoughtfully designed with comfort, style and elegance in mind. Made from the most refined materials, each dress is created to perfection, with a range of different colours to suit the occasion and your personal style. With spacious pockets and subtly elasticated back waists, our dresses can help you feel at ease whilst looking beautiful and sophisticated.

Eve Silk-Blend Velvet Shirt Dress in Black
Celia Silk Full Skirt Shirt Dress in Pink

In this guide, we will explore the main qualities to look out for when choosing a timeless evening dress you can wear again and again, as well as the best materials and colours to choose from that will combine your personal style with comfort and practicality. We will also discuss our top choices at Jasper Conran London for your next evening dress, as well as how you can accessorise your new dress to really get the most out of your new look.

What Qualities Does the Perfect Evening Dress Have?

With party season approaching , you may be after a new dress you can wear to festive events, family gatherings and Christmas drinks. Instead of choosing a dress that will only be worn once, why not choose a gorgeous dress made from the finest materials that will serve you for years to come?

When looking for a premium evening dress to feel amazing in, consider the materials you wish your dress to possess. Silk is an elegant, classic choice, complete with a sleek shine to present sophistication on an evening out. Silk is also incredibly comfortable to wear, so you don’t have to compromise your contentment for style. Our Edie silk full shirt skirt dress is the optimal choice for Christmas day, available in festive red and a silk twill material that presents a gorgeous silhouette. This dress also comes complete with an elasticated back waist and a removable belt to suit your personal preferences.

Edie Silk Full Skirt Shirt Dress in Red
Eve Silk-Blend Velvet Shirt Dress in Black

For another high-fashion design that combines comfort with chic style, our Eve silk-blend velvet shirt dress is a perfect choice for the festive season. It is sure to impress at a New Year’s party, or an evening carol service. The Eve dress has side pockets for practicality, and would look perfect when paired with our Celia chain strap evening bag.

Comfort is essential when seeking a new evening dress. It is important to feel good in your outfit, and the style of dress you choose can contribute to how comfortable you feel. Flowing, billowing evening dresses ensure fluidity and free movement, so you won’t feel constricted and can feel cosy in your dress for full days and evenings. Our stunning Esme cord full skirt shirt dress is made of beautiful winter white needlecord material to keep you warm in the winter, with split skirt detail to allow free movement at Christmas parties.

Esme Cord Full Skirt Shirt Dress in White
Emily Pintuck Full Skirt Shirt Dress in Black

Evening dresses are known for making a statement and serving your wardrobe well into the future. They may not be worn as much as your everyday clothing, but they are the star of your wardrobe with each passing special occasion. Our evening dresses at Jasper Conran London are timeless choices that are designed to last for years to come, with gorgeous detailing and effortless sophistication that will never go out of style. Our Emily pintuck full skirt shirt dress is available in chic black and eye-catching purple, with a high-fashion fit-and-flare design.

You can view our full collection of dresses here.

Finding the Best Colour for Your Evening Dress

As the festive season gets underway, there are various colours that suit the Christmas season perfectly. Red, gold and green and just a few colours we associate with the holiday season, but you can mix and match colours and styles to suit you and your Christmas activities.

Edie silk full skirt shirt dress in red in Red
Darcey dome cross-body bag

For an evening dress that would look perfect at your Christmas works party, but would also stand out at family gatherings, consider our premium pink Eliza silk V-neck dress. Its bright colour makes it a fun yet elegant choice for Christmas events, day or night. This dress would look great with our Darcey dome cross-body bag for a subtle yet gorgeous look that you can celebrate the festivities in.

If you’re looking for a bolder choice to stand out at the New Year's Eve party, our Blythe full skirt shirt dress in green can add a pop of colour to your winter wardrobe, complete with a classic, elegant silhouette that still provides formality. As previously mentioned, our Edie silk full skirt shirt dress in red is ideal for Christmas day and evening, and can even be saved for next year’s Christmas events too.

Blythe full skirt shirt dress in green
Celia silk full skirt shirt dress in black

Classic colours such as black and white tones are always a hit at Christmas, and can be worn to any Christmas event. You can never go wrong with a black dress; they’re a chic choice that stands the test of time, and present an air of grace and sophistication no matter where they are worn. Our Celia silk full skirt shirt dress in black is the perfect choice for Christmas carol concerts and formal dinner parties, making it one of the more versatile evening outfits in your wardrobe. Our brown Blythe full skirt shirt dress is also an ideal choice, and can even be worn into the spring and summer too.

Our new collection of dresses at Jasper Conran London are all perfect for Christmas, whether you’re meeting friends for Christmas drinks down the pub or hosting a Christmas party in your home. We also have dresses made from thicket materials such as needlecord to promote comfort, but we also love our silk dresses for the refinement and beauty they bring to any occasion.

To find out more about our top picks for the colder months, you can read our previous designer dress style guide here.

Brown Blythe full skirt shirt dress

Our Choices for Your Next Evening Dress

Your next evening dress could be waiting for you here at Jasper Conran London, with various designs, colours and styles perfect for Christmas and beyond. You can view our top designer dress picks below for inspiration:

Edie designer evening dress in Red with Celia croc multi strap bag in red

Edie Silk Full Skirt Shirt Dress

Our Edie designer evening dress is a favourite here at Jasper Conran London, available in festive vibrant red to fully embrace the Christmas season and thoughtfully designed with a detachable belt and elasticated back waists to provide you with more freedom of movement. The silk twill fabric is a sophisticated choice too, combining that all-important comfort with chic style and elegance. This dress also matches perfectly with our Celia croc multi strap bag in red.

Eve Silk-Blend Velvet Shirt Dress

Our velvet Eve dress is the ultimate designer evening dress, with an under collar, obi belt and cuffs lined with luxurious silk to add a more exclusive feel. This Velvet shirt dress is also a classic choice for your wardrobe, allowing you to enjoy this exceptional dress for years to come. With its soft feel and gorgeous design, our Eve dress will make an impact at your work Christmas party and even on Christmas day.

Eve Silk-Blend Velvet Shirt Dress in Black (Back View)
Celia silk dress in Purple

Celia Silk Full Skirt Shirt Dress

Silk is a great material option for an evening dress, with soft, elegant properties that create the perfect dress. Our Celia silk dresses and made from flowing crepe de chine fabric, making them light and airy when worn. Available in a range of colours, our Celia silk full skirt shirt dresses are the perfect option for special occasions, such as parties, family gatherings and weddings.

Eden Printed Shirt Georgette Dress

If you’re looking for a unique evening dress with printed fabric, our Eden designer shirt dress is the perfect option, made from lightweight viscose fabric and a side zip for ease and comfort. Match this dress with a black heel and black evening bag, such as our Celia variant in black, to complete the look.

This dress is now part of our Summer 2024 sale, which you can browse here.

Eden Printed Shirt Georgette Dress in Black
Eliza silk V neck dress in pink

Eliza Silk V Neck Dress

If you want to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe, but don’t want to compromise on sophistication, our Eliza silk V neck dress in pink is a great choice for formal events. It is perfect for any season, no matter the occasion, with an elegant V neck design for a flattering silhouette.

Emma Printed Full Skirt Silk Wrap Dress

This gorgeous dress presents a delicately subtle chocolate print, complete with a wrap design to accentuate curves and establish a stunning look. This dress would look perfect at Christmas parties or New Year’s gatherings, and is the ideal colour for all autumn and winter events. Match this dress with our Darcey leather hobo bag to create a chic, refined look.

Emma Full Skirt Printed Silk Wrap Dress
Emily pintuck full skirt shirt dress in Purple

Emily Pintuck Full Skirt Shirt Dress

Our Emily pintuck full skirt shirt dress can be worn day or night, and is available in black and purple, allowing you to add a classic tone or a pop of colour to any event. The pintuck styling creates a timeless look with an eye-catching design, complete with a fit and flare style that prioritises comfort and high fashion.

To choose the best style of dress for you, you can explore our designer dress style guides here.

How to Accessorise Your Evening Dress

Once you have chosen your next evening dress, you start to style your look to fit your personal preferences. All dresses look great when paired with a new bag, coat or pair of shoes, and matching the ensemble perfectly can ensure you make a statement in a look to be proud of. At Jasper Conran London, we have various bags and purses available to pair with your new evening dress, allowing you to look the part and keep your belongings safe too.

If comfort is a priority for your new outfit, our black Emily pintuck full skirt shirt dress pairs beautifully with our Bee leather scoop shoulder bag. The scoop design fits snugly under your arm, keeping it safe and secure at your side. Our Emily evening dress would also look great with a pair of black heels and a warm winter coat, creating a look you can wear to Christmas carol concerts and winter parties alike.

Black Emily pintuck full skirt shirt dress with Bee leather scoop shoulder bag
Edie silk full skirt shirt dress with black Darcey leather double flap cross body bag

To contrast your colours to stand out from the crowd, our Edie silk full skirt shirt dress looks absolutely pristine with our black Darcey leather double flap cross body bag. The red and black colour scheme makes it the perfect ensemble for Christmas, as well as formal events throughout the year. The Darcey double flap bag comes complete with gold hardware and a leather suede interior to accentuate that sophisticated feel.

For a darker toned look that exudes classic style and refinement, our purple Emily pintuck dress looks gorgeous with our navy Dahlia saddle bag. Not only does this bag pair beautifully with evening dresses, but it can easily be used throughout the day too, and can match with casual day outfits just as well as evening standout dresses. If you’re thinking of getting your loved one a handbag for Christmas, all of our bags come lovingly packaged, adding a personal touch to your Christmas celebrations.

Purple Emily pintuck dress with navy Dahlia saddle bag
Eve Silk-Blend Velvet Shirt Dress with Celia evening bag

For an exceptional evening look that is sure to create a gorgeous silhouette, our chic Eve silk-blend velvet shirt dress is a popular choice, and looks dazzling when paired with our Celia evening bags in both black and red. These compact yet impressive bags have a high gloss finish, helping them stand out and complete that all-important elegant look.

You can browse our full collection of designer bags here.

Finding the Perfect Evening Dress at Jasper Conran London

Here at Jasper Conran London, all of our evening dresses are created using refined materials and thoughtful designs, with each dress tailored to perfection with the contemporary, stylish woman in mind. Most of our evening dresses are made with silk-blend velvet, silk twill and silk crepe, highlighting their classic, cultivated looks that will complement your wardrobe for years to come.

Esme Cord Full Skirt Shirt Dress in White (close up)
Eliza Silk V Neck Dress in Pink

Our evening dresses are a must-have in your wardrobe, with designs that will stand-out at any formal occasion; we also have a wide range of day dresses that can accompany you on day trips, family visits and even to the office. Our matching bags can complete any look, and are lovingly packaged to make Christmas or birthdays extra special.

You can choose your next Jasper Conran evening dress on our website here.

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