25 Holiday Dresses For An Extra-Festive Season

25 Holiday Dresses For An Extra-Festive Season

The holiday vibe is already feeling way more electric this year — perhaps you too are sensing the extra-festive spirit in the chilly air? With larger gatherings being (safely) organized once again, we’re long overdue to glow up at all the office soirees, family reunions, and Friendsgiving dinners that await our RSVPs. And, if you’re the type to impress the crowd with a head-to-toe look, we’ve got quite the selection of holiday dresses for women ahead. You can expect plenty of vampy velvets, sheeny satins, sparkly sequins, and glammy gem tones in frocks that are trimmed with this year’s top dress trends, so you can expect plenty of puff sleeves, cut-outs, and cottagecore in the frocks ahead. Just be sure to add-to-cart ASAP so that your outfit arrives in time — that is, in time for your grand entrance, wink wink.

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Wild Fable Puff Short Sleeve Cut Out Dress, $35

Perhaps not ideal for fam din with the grandparents, but for getting the attention of a crush at your mutual friend’s party? Bring it.

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Taylor Plus High Neck Satin Maxi Dress, $79 $39.99

A classic high neck exposes one of the most elegant and underrated body parts of all: the shoulders.

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H&M Two-Tone Sequined Dress, $49.99 $44.99

This dress is such a Gemini, isn’t it?

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Milumia Elegant Belted Pleated Flounce Sleeve Long Dress, $45.99

Trust that when the holiday spread is out, you’ll be glad you chose pleats.

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Lulus Late Night Fun Burgundy Satin Ruched Bodycon Mini Dress, $54

Off-centered Y2K-era ruching somehow makes this mini dress feel fresh and modern.

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Dalia MacPhee Plus Sheer Sequin Sleeve Midi Dress, $59.99

It’s the sheer sleeves made to look like a starry night sky that do it for us.

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Alexia Admor Olivia Draped Off-the-Shoulder Sheath Dress, $225 $69.97

For under $100, you too can look like the plummiest person at the party.

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Chelsea28 Long Sleeve Satin Wrap Dress, $99

Now that’s what we call a tuxedo dress.

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Sister Jane Nebula Sequin Mini Dress, $135

Your only assignment when wearing this dress is to find the nearest light source and bask in it.

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Eloquii Colorblocked Sequin Mini Dress, $139.95

It’s like a yin-yang, but in holiday dress form. Become one with it.

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Lovers and Friends Andie Mini Dress, $148

While wearing velvet can get tricky (sit on it for too long and it’ll flatten), a workaround is to wear a dress that already has folds and dimension.

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Reformation Disco Dress, $148

As the name of this dress indicates, this slip is made for dancing.

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Anthropologie Cowl Neck Slip Maxi Dress, $148

While you may already have a summer slip dress in your closet, this one is decidedly winterized thanks to a longer hem, heavier satin, and gorgeous cowl neck.

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Madewell Velvet Puff-Sleeve V-Neck Midi Dress, $148

Already a Madewell best seller, this sleeved velvet midi is perfect for those who want a looser and more modest fit.

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Free People Frida Ruffle Mini Dress, $168

Tell us you don’t wanna shimmy-shimmy in this all night long.

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Hutch Slim Bow-Back Midi Dress, $198

You know this one is perfect for the holidays because it’s already got a big bow on it.

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Hill House Home The Akilah Nap Dress, $200

Surely, this is a nap dress that is going to make all the waking-hours rounds.

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DÔEN Catrinette Dress, $258

If unfussy fabrics is more your speed, consider this holiday-appropriate dress made from 100% organic cotton.

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Abbey Glass Diane Dress Emerald, $265

It’s probably a rule that you ought to wear some kind of emerald-green this holiday season.

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Wray Josephine Dress, $288

Only to be worn by the slickest of babes.

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Halston Cai Sequin Dress, $495

Now here’s a dress that will carry you straight into whatever New Year’s Eve bash is on the cal.

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Batsheva Arya Dress, $500 

It’s a little intergalactic, sure, but it’s also full of confetti fun.

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Kika Vargas Mathilde Dress, $650

Wear a dress that makes it clear to everyone there that you will be the princess of the ball.

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Coach Short Sleeve Dress, $695

Can you really call it the holidays without some tartan goodness?

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Saloni Camille Velvet Dress, $850

Okay, so the price tag on this holiday dress is steep, but just think how you’ll wear this at literally every single winter event, now until the end of time.

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