Evening dresses aren't an easy piece to shop for. Usually we recognise the gap in our wardrobe when we've got a date in the diary looming, and nothing to wear.
But, no need to stress. We've rounded up the best dresses the high street and high end brands have to offer.
Whether you're a fan of a sheer, embroidered or simply stunning long evening dress, or a mini dress is your evening dress of choice, there's one for every budget.
As well as the classic black evening dresses, we've thrown in a selection of trend-driven options like the slip dresses seen on the AW14 catwalks worn with oversized winter coats and strappy heels.
They're one of the pieces you can really justify splashing out on. A go-to dress for the odd evening occasion is a serious stress-saver, and you can't put a price on that.
Get yours sorted in advance and check out our pick of the best evening dresses...