The 19 Most Extra Dresses To Wear To All Of Your Holiday Parties

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When it comes down to it, the holidays are really about doing the most. The sparkliest lights, the merriest music, the biggest presents, the sweetest cookies, and the most extra outfits. And let's be real — if you don't wear the most extra dress to all of your holiday functions, are you really doing the season right? While there's no stopping you from wearing the most over-the-top ensembles year-round, there's something special about doing it during the holidays — it just makes sense. Picture it: You in your most dramatic dress, juxtaposed with boughs of holly, a tower of gifts, and twinkling ornaments in the background. It's a Kirakira dream.

While minimalism has been all the rage, fashion has definitely taken note of the trend of being extra, fully embracing it for the holiday season. From glittering sequins to exaggerated sleeves, there's endless ways to stylishly stand out at your next festive function. Prepare for the compliments to start rolling in.

1Ammo De La Loire Dramatic Dress

Ammo De La Loire Dramatic Dress, $90, shopakira.com

You'll be an immediate showstopper with these epic sleeves.

2Charlize Metallic Jersey Gown

Charlize Metallic Jersey Gown, $395, shoprachelzoe.com

Rachel Zoe knows a thing or two about doing the most, and this disco-inspired gown from her line is no exception.  

3Multi-Color Cosmic Print Chiffon Ruffle Skater Dress

Multi-Color Cosmic Print Chiffon Ruffle Skater Dress, $52, torrid.com

This constellation printed dress is basically out of this world.

4Pleated Off-Shoulder Dress

Pleated Off-Shoulder Dress, $110, genuinepeople.com

You shouldn't have to compromise comfort when you want to be extra. This pleated off-the-shoulder dress is equal parts comfy and fabulous.

5Plus Size Distressed Sweater Dress

Plus Size Distressed Sweater Dress, $25, rainbowshops.com

Sweater dresses can be cozy and sexy.

6Sophia Dress

Sophia Dress, $428, thereformation.com

Who says you have to wear sparkles and sequins to be festive? Why not wear every color of the rainbow instead?

7Silver Sequin Lace Trim Bodycon Dress

Silver Sequin Lace Trim Bodycon Dress, $55, prettylittlething.us

If you've ever wondered what Kourtney Kardashian would wear to a holiday party, wonder no more. Her collection with PrettyLittleThing is filled with over-the-top dresses you could rock to your next holiday function if you're feeling particularly sassy.

8Green Sequined Dress

Green Sequined Dress, $80, hm.com

If this dress doesn't scream holidays to you, nothing will.

9ASOS CURVE Dramatic Pleated Sleeve Mini Shift Dress

ASOS CURVE Dramatic Pleated Sleeve Mini Shift Dress, $50, asos.com

The sleeves! The color! The cut!

10The Kye Dress

The Kye Dress, $249, fameandpartners.com

This mini dress looks amazing from all angles, but if for some reason you don't love the color or the cut, you can customize it on Fame and Partners's website.

11Sequin Off the Shoulder Flare Sleeve Dress

Sequin Off the Shoulder Flare Sleeve Dress, $140, eloquii.com

Find any excuse to wear this stunning sequined party dress this holiday season.

12Stylestalker Sasha Rose One Shoulder Dress

Stylestalker Sasha Rose One Shoulder Dress, $220, tobi.com

Crushed velvet can actually look very chic, it turns out. You just need the right dress!

13Velvet Sheer Bell-Sleeve Jumpsuit

Velvet Sheer Bell-Sleeve Jumpsuit, $58, forever21.com

OK, so this is technically a jumpsuit, but it's beyond extra. Those sleeves alone deserve a spot in this roundup.

14Women's Ruffle Sleeve Velvet Fit & Flare

Women's Ruffle Sleeve Velvet Fit & Flare, $25, target.com

Instead of wearing an ugly sweater, why not show up to your next party in the ultimate Christmas dress? It's almost more festive than dressing up in a Santa suit.

15Open End Embellished Chiffon Dress

Open End Embellished Chiffon Dress, $298, navabi.com

Sequins and feathers are all that you need for a fabulously extra holiday dress.

16Akira Fairy Dust Tiered Hem Sparkly Mini Dress

Akira Fairy Dust Tiered Hem Sparkly Mini Dress, $70, akira.com

Sparkles? Check. Ruffles? Check. Sheer polka-dot bodice? This frilly dress is too fun to pass up.

17ASOS RED CARPET Deep Plunge Cocktail Mini Dress with Extreme Sleeve

ASOS RED CARPET Deep Plunge Cocktail Mini Dress with Extreme Sleeve, $103, asos.com

This sassy, '80s-inspired hot magenta dress is not for the faint of heart.  

18Draped Bodice Peplum Dress

Draped Bodice Peplum Dress, $140, eloquii.com

The black velvet bow around the waist of this elegant, yet sexy red dress is just the perfect amount of extra.

19Dress The Population Grace Silver Sequin Dress

Dress The Population Grace Silver Sequin Dress, $215, lulus.com

Be the brightest star in the room in this sparkling sequin embroidered dress.