I'm Calling It—This J.Crew LBD Will Be at Every Holiday Party From Now Until '24


(Image credit: J.Crew; PICTURED: J.Crew Off-the-Shoulder Dress ($168))

As much as I'd like to pretend that it's still summer, the season's come to a close once again, and now, it's time to face the fact that the holidays are approaching at lightning speed. If you want to be more prepared than I usually am when they come around, it's pivotal that you get started on your gift shopping and outfit shopping too. Fortunately for you and me both, I just stumbled upon what'll go down in the history books as 2023's ultimate holiday dress. It's an LBD so perfect and versatile that there's no reason I can think of for it not to go completely viral. 

The dress in question caught my eye this morning as I was scrolling through the latest drop from J.Crew, which is full of holiday-ready apparel, shoes, and accessories in fabrics like duchess satin, velvet, and tweed. A red, gold, silver, and black color palette really drives the theme home. Of all the hundreds of new arrivals I dug through, the item I fell hardest for was an off-the-shoulder jersey-knit maxi dress with long sleeves and a body-hugging silhouette that could just as easily be worn to a lunch date with the right shoes and bag as it could a black-tie gala. As an added bonus, the off-the-shoulder touch places it right at the top of both fall's and winter's trend lists, with everyone from Meghan Markle to Elsa Hosk donning the look and brands such as Khaite, Helsa, The Row, Jacquemus, and Reformation all making it. 

Below, see and shop the dress that I'm predicting a major presence of come Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow. While you're at it, scroll through more of my favorite finds from J.Crew's new collection

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.