Five Holiday Party Dresses to Start the Season Off Right

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Winter is fast approaching, and you know what that means - it's almost time for holiday parties!

With all of the fun events around the corner, it's time to start shopping for holiday party dresses. Below, I've found five holiday party-perfect dresses to fit any style, plus included some tips on how to wear them.

Look #1

Holiday party outfit 1: Red long sleeved dress, ankle booties, tights, creme clutch

Tights - Clutch - Dress - Necklace - Shoes

Be bold and striking in a red dress this holiday season. Red is a great go-to color if you're bored of the typical little black dress and are looking to mix it up. Heart-print tights are another great switch-up: try these out instead of a plain black pair to instantly improve your look.

Look #2


Jacket - Shoes - Dress - Belt - Clutch - Ring

A pretty frock with a sheer, patterned overlay is absolutely perfect for a glam party look. Add a fleece-trimmed jacket to make your ensemble edgy and cold-weather appropriate. If you're not feeling a pair of pumps, patent bow flats - like these from J.Crew - are a great alternative to heels.

Look #3

Holiday party outfit 3: Black dress, mary-jane pumps, knee-high socks

Belt - Shoes - Socks - Dress - Earrings - Bag - Headband

Looking for a little black dress? For winter, velvet is the fabric of choice - it always stands out from the crowd, and it'll keep you from freezing all night long! Plus, the glitter spots on this Topshop dress make it even more party-appropriate. Finally, channel your inner Blair Waldorf by adding white knee socks and a headband.

Look #4


Bag - Bracelet  - Dress - Necklace - Socks - Shoes

The skater dress is such a fun choice for winter - on or off the ice! This floral lace number from Free People makes a great holiday party dress for all different kinds of gatherings - its pattern is fresh and its sleeves will keep you warm. Try a vintage-inspired chain purse and lace-up ankle booties to add a unique touch to your outfit.

Look #5

Holiday party outfit 5: Shimmery dress, leopard bag, ankle boots

Cuff - Bag - Dress - Lipstick - Shoes - Bracelets

If you're determined to make a statement at your holiday party, a sequin dress is the way to go. This one from Topshop is super rad and so not for a wallflower - it's gold and uber sparkly, so you'll be sure to turn a few heads! Be even more daring with a leopard print bag and some sky-high booties.

What about you?

Do you have a go-to holiday party outfit? Any dresses or trends you're dying to try out for holiday party season? Would you wear any of these looks? Let us know by leaving a comment!

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