The Christmas party season is almost here, but with presents to buy and food to stock up on, the cost of a sparkly party dress can leave a significant hole in the budget.
However, bargain hunters are in luck as UK supermarkets have pulled out all the stops this year with their partywear, offering sparkly festive dresses that could easily pass for much pricier designer buys.
Among the treasures is a classic black tweed dress with a sprinkling of glitter costing just £20 in Morrisons, while a similar dress from Alexander McQueen will set you back £847.
Meanwhile, F&F Tesco has a £40 striped multicolour sequin dress that's a dead ringer for to one by Zuhair Murad, which costs a whopping £6,100.
Here we reveal the best designer-inspired party frocks to keep an eye out for while you're pushing the trolley.
This round neck sequin dress by Sainsbury's line Tu is just £26.25 (left), while a similar designer version by Galvan is an eye-watering £850 (right)
This Grecian inspired metallic gold maxi dress with a festive twist is just £22 by Asda (left), while the Tufi Duek designer version will set you back £2,683 (right)
This classic black wool dress with a subtle scattering of sequins costs £20 at Morrisons Nutmeg (left) , while a similar designer version by Alexander McQueen retails at £847
This emerald dress will turn bystanders green with envy, costing just £40 with F&F at Tesco (left), while the Amen version will cost you a staggering £640
This silver tux dress from F&F at Tesco (left) is a bargain at £25, while the sparkly Rixo London number will set you back £313
This sparkly black bodycon dress by M&S will set you back just £55 (left) while the Rachel Zoe designer version costs £574
This multicolour sequin dress from F&F Tesco (left) is just £40 - a fraction of the price compared to one by Zuhair Murad (right), which costs a whopping £6,127.12 (currently reduced to 3,676.90)