When it comes to Christmas party wear, one's mind often drifts to thoughts of sumptuous reds and glittering greens. Cue a snap back to reality as you realise you're just not ready to enter that vibrant world just yet. Want to invest in a dress that will last for years to come? Stick to little black dresses for Christmas 2018.
Black doesn't have to equal drab and dreary, nor does it mean simple and unfussy. If you're the over the top type, you could opt for an all-over sequinned design or find a dress accessorised with beads or feathers. If you do prefer a straightforward style, choose a simple long-sleeved silhouette in a wintry fabric like velvet.
Seeing as the LBD has become a Christmas staple, you might find yourself overwhelmed with all the options out there. I've whittled down some of the very best on the high street, so you no longer have to spend hours scrolling. All styles have been catered for, including the flamboyant personalities, sensible people who look for warmth as a first priority, those who need an elegant dress for their work do, and those who just want to take inspiration from a Spice Girl. (No, I'm not talking about the one you think.)
Here are 13 statement and subtle little black dresses.