The party dress edit

Our pick of the best outfits on the marketplace!

There’s no point in denying that party season will be a little different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't add some sparkle, glitz and glam to proceedings!

So we've handpicked our top secondhand party dresses from the dotte marketplace. Incredible finds for a range of ages, these pieces are all a worthy wardrobe investment and guaranteed to help you and your little ones embrace the family festivities.

And, as per usual, once they're gone, they're gone! So there really is no time like the present...

1.  Lucy's vintage florals

Lucy has five incredible vintage Laura Ashley numbers up for grabs but we couldn't resist this ditzy festive floral print complete with peter pan collar.

Vintage Laura Ashley dress, age 9-10 years: £28.95
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2. Tiffany's sequin sparkles

Tiff's daughter would say this dress is a wear everyday​ and​ anywhere type of dress! We say it'll add the perfect amount of sparkle to any Christmas Day.

Next dress, age 4 years: £12
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3. Louise's silver embroidery

There's nothing but silver linings with this adorable nearly new Zara number.

Zara dress, age 2-3 years: £15
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3. Lauren

London based mum of one Lauren has one of the most varied shops on the marketplace right now. The ultimate one stop shop, head there now to snap up everything from bodysuits to sunglasses to shearling baby booties – or grab these adorable tan suede Air Force 1s.

Image: Nike, suede AF1​,​ UK 3.5 (baby)
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4. Laura's majestic swan

We're not going to lie, we wish we could squeeze our way into this one! Spread your (Christmas) wings with this unique and quirky dress.

Bang Bang Copenhagen, age 2-3: £15
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Zara is often a go to for the best party dresses of the season – so why not shop this popular brand secondhand? We've got you covered on the dotte marketplace! Check out our top Zara picks below.

5. Justine's festive bundle

If you're in the mood for a real festive deal then Justine's unisex bundle is the one for you. The perfect starter kit for baby's first Christmas, there's a Mamas & Papas pudding fleece, socks, a Reindeer all in one and a Next Santa Romper - all for a very jolly price.

Festive bundle, age 0-3 months: £15
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6. Tiffany

7. Claire

8. Scarlet's smock dress

This beautiful button up dress with peter pan collar and tie at the back will add a touch sophistication to any Christmas gathering.

Question Everything, age 8-9 years: £10.10
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9. Aroon's woodland pinafore

This brand new maroon & woodland patterned needlecord pinafore dress is the perfect attire for a cosy and casual Boxing Day at home.

Jojo Maman Bebe, age 12-18 months: £10
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3. Lauren

London based mum of one Lauren has one of the most varied shops on the marketplace right now. The ultimate one stop shop, head there now to snap up everything from bodysuits to sunglasses to shearling baby booties – or grab these adorable tan suede Air Force 1s.

Image: Nike, suede AF1​,​ UK 3.5 (baby)
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4. Aimee

If you're a fan of minimal sleek style, you're going to love celebrity stylist Aimee's shop. Packed with rare brands and cute gingham, it's hard to pick a favourite piece. But we've settled on these silver and gold Mary Janes – a wardrobe essential for a hint of Christmas sparkle.

Image: Leather Mary Janes, Size 7
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A classic tartan dress is a firm favourite at Christmas – and we've got the perfect plaids for all ages and styles right here on dotte.

13. Claire's glitter dress

The perfect NYE dress has arrived on the marketplace! This gorgeous gold dress with empire line​ and capped frilly sleeves has only ever been worn once. Win win.

H&M dress, age 4-6 months: £8
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14. Bianca's shimmer dress

This shimmery number is the epitome of Christmas celebration and fun. It's time to give this gorgeous piece a new home and get the party started.

April Showers, age 4-5 years: £15
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3. Lauren

London based mum of one Lauren has one of the most varied shops on the marketplace right now. The ultimate one stop shop, head there now to snap up everything from bodysuits to sunglasses to shearling baby booties – or grab these adorable tan suede Air Force 1s.

Image: Nike, suede AF1​,​ UK 3.5 (baby)
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4. Aimee

If you're a fan of minimal sleek style, you're going to love celebrity stylist Aimee's shop. Packed with rare brands and cute gingham, it's hard to pick a favourite piece. But we've settled on these silver and gold Mary Janes – a wardrobe essential for a hint of Christmas sparkle.

Image: Leather Mary Janes, Size 7
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15. Emily's Ralph Lauren

This grey pleated wall dress comes with the matching white blouse – an absolute preloved steal!

Ralph Lauren, age 18 months: £19.50
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And to finish our top Christmas edit, we're gifting you gold! From starry brogues to brand new boots, these marketplace beauties will help your little ones stride confidently into the new year.

13. Rebecca's
starry brogues

Zara brogues
Shoe size 11
£20
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14. Alice's
gold leather boots

Chapter 2 leather boots
Size 1
£78
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15. Laura's
gold cruising shoes

John Lewis shoes
Size 6-12 months
£5
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7. Claire

If you're looking for stylish sleep suits, cute jumpsuits and winter warmers for baby, then Claire's shop is where it's at (plus we love her image styling and props!). This star print sleep suit is just perfect for keeping cosy in the cold winter nights to come.

Image: Bonds, Sleep suit, 0-3 months
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8. Louise

Louise's shop is a real treasure trove, with some great deals on some of your favourite high street brands. Grab yourself a second hand steal from Next, M&S, Cath Kidson and more. We can't get over this amazing Next bundle – four cute tops for an even cuter price.

Image: BUNDLE - 4x Next Tops. 12-18m
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