21 Holiday Dresses That Call 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? After a long 2022, we’re all overdue to glow up at all the office soirees, family reunions, and dinner parties 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 ahead.

You can expect plenty of vampy velvets, luxe metallics, little black dresses, sparkly sequins, and glamorous gem tones in frocks that are trimmed with this year’s top trends — think plenty of puff sleeves and cottagecore details. 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.


Skims Soft Lounge Shimmer Long Sleeve Dress, $88

If you want to stay comfy all night long but still exude that festive spirit, then glide into one of Skims’ best-selling lounge dresses.


Staud Abstract Dress, $395 $237

Here’s a red leather holiday frock that exudes chic holiday vibes.

Free People Jocelyn Dress, $250

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


Saylor Quintana Dress, $341 $204.60

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


River Island Plus Purple Sequin Feather Mini Dress, $204 $102

It’s a little intergalactic, sure, but it’s also full of feather and sequin fun.


J.Crew Velvet Jeweled Button-Front Mini Dress, $228 $89.50

The holiday dress of your dreams has arrived. J.Crew’s mini features jeweled buttons down the front, luxe velvet fabric, and puff sleeves for a modest yet whimsical dress.


Asos Edition Waisted Broderie Midi Shirt Dress With Puff Sleeve In Black, $190

Did someone say Wednesday Addams’ iconic dance dress?


Torrid Mini Jersey Mock Neck Skater Dress, $69.50 $27.49

This is your fit-and-flare moment. Make the pavement your catwalk.


Eloquii Metallic Plisse One Shoulder Dress, $149.95

Your only assignment when wearing this golden dress is to find the nearest light source and bask in it like a Greek goddess.


Amanda Uprichard Genovia Dress, $229

When in doubt about dressing for the holidays, put a bow on it. Plus, who wouldn’t love an LBD named after the Princess Diaries‘ legendary country?


Reformation Argentina Knit Dress, $198

It’s probably a rule that you ought to wear some kind of emerald green this holiday season. So why not go all out with a shimmering figure-hugging dress with a thigh-high slit?


Selkie The Ritz Dress, $425

Can you really call it the holidays without some tartan goodness? This long frock does it all with its cottagecore puff shoulders and tiered skirt.


Hill House Home The Collector’s Edition Ellie Nap Dress, $175

Surely, this is a nap dress that is going to make all the waking-hours rounds. Get ready to look like an angel this holiday.


Anthropologie The Somerset Maxi Dress: Velvet Edition, $180

Imagine your favorite childhood sleep dress now available in the lushest navy velvet. It’s a keeper, and you’ll want to wear it to all your elevated dinner and holiday parties. Take it from our editors who adore all shades of the luxe style.


Farm Rio Romantic Garden Lenzing Ecovero Viscose Mini Dress, $255

If you’re the type to celebrate the holidays in a warmer climate and need an appropriately tropic-themed dress, Farm Rio has got you covered.


Maya Plus Halter Neck Midi Tulle Dress, $148 $118.50

A little bit of tulle goes a long but impactful way.


Topshop Sequin Disco Shift Minidress, $84

Disco baby. Ring in the new year in this sparkling cherry-red mini for all the good vibes.


Quince 100% Washable Silk Mini Slip Dress, $59.90

Layer comfortably with a turtleneck or leather jacket for a night of festivities. Quince’s silk dress is made out of 100% mulberry silk, which helps maintain body temperature.


Abercrombie & Fitch Vegan Leather Blazer Dress, $110

Stun the entire crowd by opting for vegan leather (you know, instead of the usual holiday materials of velvets, sequins, and satins).


Reformation Twilight Dress, $278 $194.60

As the name of this dress suggests, this look is made for an all-nighter.


Dundas x Revolve Nova Embellished Mini Dress, $378

Because you can never go wrong with an LBD (that sparkles).


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