Last Updated on November 7, 2023
Searching for a great red dress for the festive season? Look no further as I’ve rounded up 11 of my favourites from the high street right now, with incredible pieces from Reformation, Rixo, Ghost, Farm Rio and more. Whether you’re looking for something for an ‘out out’ look, a festive party or just about any upcoming event you have planned, I’ve got you covered.
Red really has been crowned the colour of the season for AW23 and what better addition to any wardrobe than a little red dress. Wearing red has been proven to give you more confidence and it’s also strongly linked to desire and attraction, so we’re clearly not the only ones who can see the power of the colour.
Keep scrolling as I’ve handpicked 16 of my favourite red dresses on the high street right now, including embellished, strapless, cut-out, lace, sequin and many more. Next, check out our edits of the Best Red Jumpers of 2023, the Best Christmas Party Dresses this year and The Key Autumn Winter 2023 Fashion Trends And Where To Shop Them on the High Street.
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Maves Dress, £298, Reformation
Maves Dress, £298, Reformation – buy now
Reformation’s Maves Dress has a show-stopping off the shoulder neckline is a real show stopper and is perfect for any holiday party where you want to ensure all eyes are on you. Pair with a red heel to really commit to the rouge or with a platform heel to add a bit of comfort for your feet.
Freya Satin Midi Dress, £159, Ghost
Freya Satin Midi Dress, £159, Ghost – buy now
If you’re looking for a good dress, Ghost is your best friend. The brand has so many elegant styles, like this simple yet stunning style featuring an elegant midi skirt with gorgeous cut-out detail and straight long sleeves. This dress can be both dressed up or down depending on where your day/night takes you and will last you for years.
Curve long sleeved pussybow satin skater mini dress, £90, ASOS LUXE
Curve long sleeved pussybow satin skater mini dress, £90, ASOS LUXE – buy now
Looking for a Christmas party dress? Let me introduce you to ASOS LUXE’s pussybow satin skater mini dress, which screams festive. The fabric looks good enough to eat, while the bow makes it a little bit different to all the other dresses on this list. LOVE!
Scarlett Bow-Detail Minidress, £262, Rebecca Vallance
Scarlett Bow-Detail Minidress, £262, Rebecca Vallance – buy now
I love a bow embellishment and this statement piece from Rebecca Vallance is a stunning addition to any wardrobe. The form fitting dress is tailored with sculpting and vertical darting, and is defined by taffeta bows at the front. The little details make all the difference, don’t they?
Brennan Strappy Midi Dress, £295, Rixo
Brennan Strappy Midi Dress, £295, Rixo – buy now
A strappy red midi dress is a timeless addition to any wardrobe, and I love the square neckline on this Rixo red dress. Pair with a statement belt to make a statement or simply as is for a classic look.
Red Guipure Cut Out Midi Dress, £365, Farm Rio
Red Guipure Cut Out Midi Dress, £365, Farm Rio – buy now
This high neck lace cut-out red dress is such a fun piece for any occasion. It can be dressed up for a formal event and could also be worn with sandals during the summer months for a more casual look. The scallop detailing is just divine.
Samantha Sequin Midi Dress, £295, Rixo
Samantha Sequin Midi Dress, £295, Rixo – buy now
December is the one time of year that it’s completely normal (if not mandatory) to go all-out. We’re talking sequins, sequins and more sequins! The only thing better than sequins are red sequins.
Fiona Satin Midi Dress In Dark Red Dress, £159, Ghost
Fiona Satin Midi Dress In Dark Red Dress, £159, Ghost – buy now
I love the deep cuffs with button detail on this Ghost timeless style. The voluminous sleeves are perfect for dressier occasions.
Red Velvet Jolene Mini Dress, £69, Nobody’s Child
Red Velvet Jolene Mini Dress, £69, Nobody’s Child – buy now
This 70s-inspired velvet mini dress with fluted sleeves and an open back is the answer to every invitation this winter. Made entirely from recycled materials, she’s a responsible choice too.
Lynn Strapless Ruffled Taffeta Midi Dress, £197, Kika Vargas
Lynn Strapless Ruffled Taffeta Midi Dress, £197, Kika Vargas – buy now
This Kika Vargas’ strapless red taffeta dress shows playful volume through the ruffle-embellished bodice and falls to an elegant full-skirted silhouette. This one is a thing of beauty.
Bardot Off Shoulder Velour Mini Dress In Red, £154, ASOS
Bardot Off Shoulder Velour Mini Dress In Red, £154, ASOS – buy now
We’re seeing floral embellishments everywhere right now and this fun and flirty red midi dress is a great way to get in on the trend.
Tommie Knit Red Dress, £198, Reformation
Tommie Knit Red Dress, £198, Reformation – buy now
Moody florals are trending for autumn winter 2023 and there are so many ways to wear them, but a dress is without a doubt the easiest option. This reformation maxi dress is a show stopper.
Edina Red Mini Dress, £150, KITRI
Edina Red Mini Dress, £150, KITRI – buy now
Nope, I’m still not over feathers. KITRI has so many amazing feather-trimmed pieces, but this has to be the best. The thick straps and straight cut make it so chic, while the trim makes it party ready.
Floral chiffon dress, £79.99, Mango
Floral chiffon dress, £79.99, Mango – buy now
Red dresses don’t have to be for parties only. This floral style nails two trends in one, with a moody floral print and red shade. Wear this with a long black coat and knee-high boots for a daytime look.
Tiered Ruffle Midi Dress, £265, & Other Stories
Tiered Ruffle Midi Dress, £265, & Other Stories – buy now
& Other Stories has so many incredible occasion dresses this year but I was blown away when I saw this tiered ruffle midi style. It’s selling quickly, so if you love it as much as me, run!
Maxi dress with a sheen, £29.99, H&M
Maxi dress with a sheen, £29.99, H&M – buy now
Despite seeming like a scary option, I truly believe there’s a slip dress out there for everyone. This sleek style from H&M isn’t just affordable (although seriously – for £30, you can’t go wrong), but it’s really giving me Rachel Green vibes. Sold.