Holiday Party season is just about here. That means you’re going to be seeing folks you haven’t seen in a while. Might as well do it up right and look absolutely fabulous.
Start with a limited budget. Add holiday sales savings. Yield: mega values and boundless good cheer.
It’s youthful, daring and completely captivating. Aqua’s flounce dress is what you wear when you want to spend the party on the dance floor.
$88 | bloomingdales.com
We totally get why they names this the “Own the Night” dress. Pair it with some statement earrings, and you’ll be party-ready tout de suite.
$72 | nordstrom.com
Bella Tulip-Hem Dress
The figure-enhancing silhouette on this Bardot-Bella cocktail dress will put you in a festive mood.
$89 (40% off) | nordstrom.com
No one does sexy hippie chic like Free People. Nope, it’s not for everyone, but if you’re a little bit country and a little bit rock n’roll, then here’s the Christmas dress for you.
$96 (25% off) | bloomingdales.com
It’s hard to argue with the simple perfection of Aqua’s Fit-and-Flared Little Black Dress. Sometimes simple really is best.
$79 | bloomingdales.com
Your new dress might be starting out as a holiday purchase, but it’s a classic, so it’ll show up in your Instagram feed again. At the opera. At a awards ceremony. At the grocery store (if you’re the free-wheeling type).
Falaise Ruffle Mini Dress
Ok, Ulla Johnson One-Sleeve Mini, we have one word for you: showstopper.
$425 | barneys.com
The geometric patterns. The alluring deep v-neck. The flattering fitted silhouette. You’re going to find it hard to avoid be taken in by the shimmery magic of this Aidan Mattox cocktail dress. And everyone who sees you in it will be equally as captivated.
$265 | bloomingdales.com
Laundry by Shelli Segal
There’s a very good reason why the little black dress is a staple at every informal soiree. Because it always fits the bill. Customize your look with a statement necklace or some chandelier earrings.
$148 | bloomingdales.com
Dress the Population
Raquel One-Shoulder Dress
You know when you want to look good but not look like you’re trying too hard? Yep, here’s that dress. It’s effortlessly captivating, just like you.
$254 | bloomingdales.com
She absolutely hates pretty, shiny things, but she isn’t above strutting around in a festive holiday dress. Cynthia Rowley to the rescue for all the glam-emo beings among us.
$346 (30% off) | shopbop.com
Lace Sheath Dress
It comes as absolutely no surprise to us that a native Southerner like Reese Witherspoon would come up with the perfect Christmas dress that’s pretty enough for a party, and proper enough for Christmas mass.
$250 | draperjames.com
Sometimes you just want that perfect hero dress, and nothing else will do.
Tizy Ruched Dress
Listen, there’s nothing wrong with a holiday dress in a color other than red, green or black. The real issue is whether it looks good on you. This Isabel Marant number is an absolute stunner in regal purple, and the ruching around the waist and sleeves are undeniably flattering.
$1,025 | barneys.com
Nothing much happening here, just an absolutely spectacular evening gown from the enfant terrible of the New York fashion universe. When you really want to stand out at a formal holiday event, THIS is the dress.
$3,990 | barneys.com
Ok, wallflowers and shrinking violets, step aside. This dress is not for you. If you’re bold, bantam, audacious, intrepid, adventurous, and a little brazen, THIS is the holiday dress for you.
$2,969 (40% off) | barneys.com
Lace-Panel Godot Dress
The Chloe woman is effortlessly chic and always flawless. Who else could make red lace so effervescent?
$2,612 | harrods.com
“You look absolutely magnificent.” Get used to hearing it again and again when you wear this dress. It is an undeniable showstopper.
$1,678 (30% off) | italist.com