Last Updated on 20th October 2013

If you’ve thought of everyone else before yourself this Christmas then fear not, for MFL has all your party needs wrapped up – after all, you can’t neglect your festive wardrobe, and a purple dress is just what the festive fashion fairy ordered!

With New Year’s eve a mere seven days away, this gorgeous Herve Leger split-strap bandage dress is simply to die for with its chic cap sleeves and signature super-slick bodycon silhouette – but at £1,175, it’s a dress most of us will only ever wear in our dreams.

But luckily, for those of you who wouldn’t dream of splashing the cash on a designer dress right before the 25th, we’ve found the perfect purse-friendly alternative especially for you. With a cinched-in waist and flattering ruched detailing across its figure-hugging shape, this purple party frock from Rare at ASOS is a sleek style steal at just £35 – and it’s a dead ringer for the luxe version above.

So whichever one you choose (and lucky you if it’s the Leger), we guarantee you’ll be the belle of the ball in an ultra chic purple colour pop party frock.

Herve Leger Split-Strap Bandage Dress, £1,175, available at Net-a-Porter. BUY NOW!

Rare Textured Jersey Dress, £35, available at ASOS. BUY NOW!

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