5 Party Dress Trends That Are Anything But Basic

The holiday season is far from over… In fact, it kind of just started, what with New Year's Eve on the horizon. If you're still on the hunt for the perfect dress that will show how festive and fashionable you are, we have the ultimate selection for you here. Instead of throwing a random grouping of party dresses at you, we wanted to present you with five new party dress trends you should keep an eye out for. The trends ahead are inspired by the major themes we saw come down the F/W 19 runways, including goth romance, disco minis, and much more. Thanks to the freshness of the trends, buying a dress within each of these sartorial categories will ensure you show up to your functions looking anything but basic. You're welcome.

Goth Romance

"Goth romance" was a major F/W 19 trend we're excited to take into the party dressing realm. Complete with lace, puffy sleeves, and romantic necklines to match, this is one easy way to give the whole LBD vibe an update.


Take your idea of what should be worn inside the bedroom and incorporate it into your party attire. This includes everything from boning to bustiers and slips to lace. 

Disco Minis

It wouldn't be a party if someone wasn't wearing sequins, am I right? Use the holidays as your chance to either wear that sequin minidress sitting in the back of your closet or buy one of the brand-new ones below.


If sequined frocks aren't your thing, maybe crystal-adorned ones are. Be it on a strap, a trim, or an adornment tacked right on to the front, the addition of blingy crystals is the 2019 holiday energy we all need.

'80s Revival

Last but not least, we present to you the '80s-inspired party dresses that will have your mother feeling nostalgic and you feeling like the ultimate fashion girl.