20 Holiday Party Dress Ideas

20 Holiday Party Dress Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, all the holiday festivities are in full swing! I love to have a few go-to holiday party dresses that work for a variety of get togethers, so today I’m rounding up a great list of options for any occasion. You’ll find sparkly cocktail dresses for parties, outfit ideas for family gatherings, and the perfect frock for work functions and more! Let’s dive in!

20 Holiday Party Dress Ideas

Sail to Sable Sequin Dress  & top version here c/o (similar dress here!) // Sparkle Sandals (similar here) // Sequin Clutch 


Who doesn’t want to dress like a strand of twinkle lights during the holidays?! I think this is the perfect time of year to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe. You can go full tilt with this dress,or something more subtle, like this. In a season devoted to candlelight, string lights, and shiny decorations, it’s fun to don something that is guaranteed to catch the light wherever you go. Sparkles are definitely my go-to Christmas party outfit! (OK, yes and for New Year’s Eve too!!)


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Midi and Maxi

I love the elegant lines of a longer dress. Being 5’9″, there are a lot of dresses that can feel too short on me, so I love the comfort of ordering a midi dress or maxi dress and knowing it will be the perfect length for me. But truly I think these dresses look great on every shape and size. A longer dress also works beautifully for an event with a slightly dressier dress code or something where you need to be a bit more buttoned up, like your office party! I love adding a statement shoe or earring to really compliment this silhouette!

Rich Textures

Winter dressing gives us so many beautiful textures to wear! Whether it’s a soft cashmere, plush velvet, or a sleek satin, they can all be the perfect thing for an event you may have on your calendar. This velvet dress from Hill House is lux perfection, and I love pairing a sweater dress like this one with booties!

Holiday Colors and Patterns

When I’m at a loss at what to wear during the holiday season I know, without a doubt, that I can’t go wrong by choosing something red and green, or plaid! This plaid mini dress from Tuckernuck is definitely on my wishlist. Pro tip: I don’t mind investing in a red dress for the holiday season because it almost always works in the new year for Valentine’s Day.

I hope this post helps you find your perfect holiday party outfit (or outfits). Whether you are sporting a sweetheart neckline, long sleeves, or a high neck, I know you’re going to look fabulous. Here’s to celebrating all the things from now until 2022!

Photography by Sally Watson


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