Christmas is coming, and that could only mean one thing – time to dig out your best party dress!

One trend which has been storming the party dress world this season is jewel-toned colours. Yes, that’s right, from ruby to amethyst, to silver and sapphire, the fashion wolves are howling away if you don’t invest in one of these huge trend babies!

Jewel-toned dresses were huge on the catwalks of Gucci, Versace and Christian Dior, who all included them in their Autumn/Winter 2011 collections. Take inspiration from fashion power-house Versace, and invest in this sexy sapphire number from ASOS, or if you’re feeling a lighter shade of blue, then bag this Gucci-inspired Quiz dress.

(Images sourced from Vogue UK)

Fashion designers were not the only ones who have spear-headed this trend. Celebrities such as Stacy Keibler, Mila Kunis and BBC Radio 1 presenter, Fearne Cotton, have sported a range of dresses across the jewel-toned spectrum. If you’re not lucky enough to be able to afford Stacy Keibler’s Maria Lucia Hohan number, then don’t worry, as Select have a sequin mesh amethyst dress just for you!  Going for gold? Then hit Topshop and invest in this one-shoulder dress, and you’ll be ready to hit the Christmas parties Fearne Cotton style!

Here are some of my favourite jewel-toned party dresses:

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My must-have pick of the bunch is the River Island pink Grecian dress! This dress is not only perfect for a night out with the girls, but it is also practical for special occasions too!

Now all you need is your killer party heels, and you’ll be walking in a winter wonderland before you know it!

What jewel-toned dresses are you currently coveting at the moment?