ASOS skater dress in sequin and lace £45

ASOS always delivers the goods when it comes to affordable party dresses, no more so than this cute, flippy little lace dress with sequin panels, which comes in red or black. You're getting a lot of sparkle for your £45, and the panels give it a great swing - perfect for dancing in.

This is a particularly gorgeous style to try if you're smaller up top - the sheer panels and low back mean this won't work very well with a bra so it's perhaps best avoided by anyone who needs support, but the skater style skirt will balance proportions if you're conscious of your hips or bum.

Invest now before the Christmas party season begins and dresses like this fly off the virtual shelves.