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24 Holiday Dresses That Will Absolutely Dazzle At Your Next Christmas Party

It’s time to get festive, people.

Written by Allie Fasanella
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The holiday season is nearly upon us, and that means one thing: parties. No matter what traditions you celebrate, I can guarantee the next two months will be filled with cheery music, festive decor, and lots of bubbly on deck. If you want to avoid a stressful time getting ready, though, its always helpful to have a fabulous dress (or two) in your closet. Trust me, I’ve been there.

Traditionally, a great holiday dress brings a high level of glitz and glamour to match the spirit of this special time of year. I’m talking, of course, about rhinestones, sequins, and embellishments, but also velvet, silk, tulle, and every festive fabric in between.

When shopping for the perfect holiday dress, consider how fancy you want to get. Do you want to go for a mini, a maxi, or somewhere in between? Depending on your style, you may prefer a more understated, elegant party look (i.e. your timeless LBD) or you may want to go bold in something akin to the Paco Rabanne metallic disc dress Audrey Hepburn wore in 1967’s Two for the Road.

There are endless options out there, which is great — but it can also make finding the right one a tad overwhelming. So, to make life a little easier, I curated a selection of the best styles on the market. Ahead, find 24 party-ready dresses for your entire social calendar.


We love a theme! You’ll nail the assignment in this silky Christmas tree-green slip dress.


This metallic mini dress is sure to make you feel like a celestial winter goddess.


If red feels a little too on-the-nose, this flouncy style also comes in classic black and Barbie pink.


Ngl, I’ve been thinking about this gorgeous midnight blue velvet number ever since I first laid eyes on it.


Thanks to the ribbons, frills, cut-outs, and texture, this black and white mini still feels so festive.


You’ll shine like a literal disco ball in this sequined halter.


Like Taylor Swift said, you’ll make the whole place shimmer in this embellished, off-the-shoulder baby.


There’s no going wrong with a saucy black midi dress.


Remember the Audrey Hepburn look I mentioned? Here’s your modern dupe.


This holiday plaid is so kitschy it’s cute.


Yep, another LBD. This strappy number is great to have in your arsenal for any season.


I keep coming back to this dreamy red velvet mini. It’s a winner.


It’s no secret sheer is trending big time right now — just add some sequins for one hell of a holiday fashion moment.


This square neckline simply screams ‘fashion.’ Pair it with a fabulous coat and fun shoes for a little extra *sparkle*.


Something about this burnt orange mini dress reminds me of a gift wrapped to perfection.


Saucy lace detailing takes this simple velvet mini dress to a whole other level.


This silky wrap dress deserves to be taken out on the town.


Rock this at your next holiday party... and the one after that, too — just change up the accessories.


You’ll make a bold statement in this NSFW shirtdress.


Reach for slinky evergreen satin if you’re looking to serve up Old Hollywood glamour.


Style this whimsical dress with colorful tights and knee-high boots.


The feathered cuffs and sheer panels make this mini something truly special.


Prepare yourself for stares if you step out in this show-stopper.

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