18 effortless dresses to see you through the festive season

1 December 2021
By Danielle Clausen

Get ready to hit the town in a dress that's both comfortable and cool.

Fashion Quarterly Summer 2021. Photography: Veronica Crockford-Pound and Joseph Griffen. Styling: Danielle Clausen. Gigi wears Hailwood ‘Rivera’ dress, $499. Prada card holder, $1160. Mi Piaci ‘Marshall’ heels, $280. Silk & Steel ‘Riviera’ earrings, $89.

As the year draws to a close and your social calendar begins to fill up, now is the perfect time to invest in a few reliable dresses. Look for pieces that will put the fun (and ease) into getting dressed for your next special occasion — maybe it’s a joyful colour that puts a smile on faces, or a cut that makes you feel oh-so comfortable and elegant. 

Read on to discover FQ’s edit of dresses that will mean you have one less thing to worry about this holiday season.

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Cocktail hour

Benjamin Alexander ‘Vermont’ dress, $719

Kate Sylvester ‘Xanthe’ dress, $569

Kaleidoscope dreams

Rixo ‘Greta’ dress, $550, from Muse

Juliette Hogan ‘Darling’ dress, $799

Minimal moment

Beach Knickers ‘Pearl’ dress, $450

Paris Georgia ‘SJP’ dress, $560

Strappy days

Masscob ‘Balmoral’ dress, $649, from Fabric

Harris Tapper ‘Piscine’ dress, $389

Electric feel

Gregory ‘Isabella’ dress, $429

Witchery dress, $180

Painterly flora

Ruby ‘Gigi’ dress, $349

Karen Walker ‘Tulips’ dress, $595

Glorious gathers

Penny Sage ‘Rainer’ dress, $370

Wixii ‘Sweat Pleat’ dress, $275

Shoulder play

Aje ‘La Piscine’ dress, $570

Marle ‘Ivy’ dress, $350

Monochrome mood

Dissh ‘Pip’ dress, $130 AUD

Country Road ‘Ruched’ dress, $179

Want to take your summer look to the next level? Check out our edit of sunny accessories here.

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