Still searching for that perfect party dress? It’s not always easy to decide on something that works for multiple events but we’re here to help. We’ve sourced six festive frocks high on glamour, elegance and get-noticed seasonal style.
1. Ruffle dress
There’s something about ruffles that just scream “holiday” and this Rachel Zoe Judi dress with dropped waist and layers of sheer taffeta ruffles is no exception ($389). The slim-fitting top, party-ready bow at the waist and understated glamour make this a no-brainer when it comes to deciding what to wear to your next holiday party.
2. Contrast panel dress
For a dress that’s both festive and flattering (read: ultra-slimming), you’re best bet is to snap up this French Connection sequin panel dress in gold and black crepe fabric ($258). The hourglass panel, V-neck and cute cap sleeves give it that slimming effect.
3. Blouson dress
If you’re looking for a versatile holiday dress that would work for everything from office parties to cocktail soirees, we suggest this slouchy yet chic blouson dress with all-over red rose print ($411). The elegant and playful Alice + Olivia frock would look fabulous paired with black ankle booties and black beaded clutch.
4. Sequin tank dress
Go beyond the basic LBD with this black damask sequin tank dress by Gold Hawk with just the right amount of holiday sparkle ($420). Add some silver chandelier earrings, oversize silver cuff and black velvet heels (sky high if you can swing it) to complete the party-perfect look.
5. Pleated silk dress
While black, metallic and red are go-to holiday hues; why not spice things up with something a little less traditional? We’re currently coveting this DKNY pleated silk dress in a sumptuous shade of blueberry ($470). The faux wrap front is flattering, as are the pleat-detail fitted bodice and grosgrain ribbon at the waist.
6. Velvet dress
Go for get-noticed holiday glamour in this velvet party dress by Adrianna Papell (£125). The rich Bordeaux hue and lush fabric are perfect for the season and flared silhouette and pretty bow belt add a touch of extra elegance. Top the look off with a statement necklace and black patent pointed-toe pumps.
Jessica Padykula is a Toronto-based writer and editor who regularly covers style, beauty, health, travel and lifestyle trends. When she’s not writing or researching a story she can be found planning trips to places near and far in a never-ending quest to travel the world. You can follow her on Twitter @JessPadykula.