If you feel as though your dress collection is just missing something (but you're just not sure what it is), then we may have found your answer: an embellished dress. While, sure, you can never own too many LBDs or iterations of this season's biggest trend, prairie midis and maxis, there's just something about adorned dresses that feels so current. Not only are they perfect for the holiday season, but they're also the easiest way to feel glam and glitzy. One piece and you're done.
Embellished dresses are typically best worn on their own. Because they already feature some sort of decorative element, whether it's glass beads, studs, pearls, or feathers, it's best to skip any over-the-top jewelry as not to clash with the ornaments on the piece. You can easily dress them up or down depending on the occasion: Pair them with sneakers or heels or layer on a moto jacket or blazer. Regardless of how you style it, one thing's for certain—an embellished dress should be in your wardrobe, especially for the holidays, so read on to shop 20 of our current favorites.
We're currently eyeing this bubblegum pink minidress that Twiggy would certainly approve of.
The perfect party dress.
Go for the unexpected and wear this satin dress with sneakers.
So many embellishments!
Go bold with this feather-embellished tulle dress.
Found: your New Year's Eve dress.
This one is so soft and romantic.
This burnt orange number is a great pick for fall.
This is a sleek and elegant nighttime dress you can also wear in the office.
It doesn't get much better than 3D embellishments.
Party pockets, please.
A special gown to be worn to a very special event.
Almost as pretty as the night sky.
We love the crystal embellishment on this two-tone dress.
The embellished shoulder detailing takes a simple red dress to a new level of cool.
This one will make you the best dressed guest at any event.
Everything about this embellished dress is perfect.
This one feels so Old Hollywood.
A dress that will leave people speechless—it's that good.
A dreamy pick we can't stop thinking about.
Which embellished dress is your favorite?