35 Holiday Dresses You'd Only Know About If You Spent Hours Hunting Them Down


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In the last few weeks, my calendar has started to fill up with events. After a long time dressing pretty casually—and a wardrobe now heavily stocked with sweatpants, bike shorts, and slouchy jeans—I’ve had to remind myself about how to get dressed up again. It turns out I’m not alone because recently, I’ve had friends texting me about the holiday parties and weddings on their calendars, and asking about which dresses I’d recommend adding to their carts.

With that in mind, I put together a list of the best pieces to order, ranging from designer cocktail dresses to affordable finds that are primed for party season. Whether you’re after a classic satin slip, a feather-adorned piece, or a barely-there dress finished with cutouts or floss straps, I’ve got you covered. Ahead, shop the best holiday dresses of the season—I promise, it’s a good time.

Just gonna stare at this neckline.

Holiday parties are the best time to break out the feathers.

The Réalisation dress that went viral on Instagram.

I ordered this dress and can't recommend it enough.

One of my favorite dresses now comes in this stunning ivory shade.

Fashion girls can't get enough of this brand.

All the shiny things, please and thank you.

Holiday parties are a great moment for all things '80s-inspired.

Wear this with or without the straps.

Jacquemus can do no wrong in my book.

The most stunning Tove dress just went on sale.

I'm picturing this dress for NYE.

The Skims dress that keeps selling out.

Miaou always wins for the coolest prints.