The holidays are in full swing, and let me guess: You have events and parties filling up your calendar left and right. Whether it's your family's intimate holiday gathering, your company holiday party, or the sure-to-be-wild NYE plans you have with your friends, there are so many occasions to shop for—and an unspoken dress code for each. Though the thought of having to shop for all those occasions can be a lot, I still love holiday shopping; it's one of the only times of the year we get to break out the sparkly velvet jewel-tone dresses of our dreams.
If you're ready to take on all those party invites in style, which I know you are since you're reading this, you've come to the right place because the following edit of plus-size holiday party dresses will get you into a festive mood in no time at all. From flattering cocktail dresses to slinkier velvet and satin pieces, you're bound to find a style among these 16 dresses to fall in love with and wear on repeat for the holiday season ahead. Once you land on a pick you just can't pass up, simply reach for your prettiest evening bag and a few standout jewelry pieces, and violà, you've nailed holiday party dressing in one fell swoop.
Are you with us? Keep reading to shop the chicest plus-size holiday party dresses, and get inspired by our favorite party looks along the way.
Silk and lace never looked so good.
Sequins are always the answer.
A classic slip dress goes way beyond the holidays, too.
This color though.
Sleek and edgy.
Nothing feels more festive than a velvet dress.
This pretty piece could pass for a rare vintage find.
Such a flattering fit.
The right amount of sheer.
You can never go wrong with leopard print.
We'd wear this with black ankle boots.
This would look great with shimmery statement earrings.
A little bit of velvet goes a long way.
These soft florals are so pretty.
Now you have 16 more reasons to RSVP "yes" to all those holiday party invites.