There’s a strong chance you already have a closet full of go-to party outfits. But when it comes time to dressing for the holiday party circuit, something that’s festive and fashion-forward is key to make a stylish impact. If you’re looking for inspiration on which dress styles to try this season, turn to your favorite fashion A-listers for guidance. Keep scrolling to check out the top seven styles of the moment, according to celebrities including Lauren Conrad, Blake Lively, and Mindy Kaling. You’ll be ready for that upcoming cocktail event or office fête in no time.
Whitney Port: Dazzle at a fancy cocktail soiree in a breathtaking sparkle dress like Port's stunner here. (Photo via Gary Gershoff/Getty)
Outrageous Fortune Sequin Wrap-Front Dress ($76): How could you possibly resist a purple sequin wrap dress? So elevated yet so playful.
Mindy Kaling: A lush velvet style is perfect to ring in the holiday season. While a red or green iteration is always popular, we’re so into the idea of going for something a bit different similar to Kaling’s gorgeous blue. (Photo via Stefanie Keenan/Getty)
Maggy London Velvet Cap Sleep Dress ($138): The ruching detail at the waist makes this find incredibly flattering.
Lauren Conrad: When in doubt, go for a flowy silk dress for your upcoming event. Conrad’s pretty off-the-shoulder frock is ideal if you live somewhere warm, but an option with sleeves will be just as stylish if it's chilly where you live. (Photo via Phillip Faraone/Getty)
WRAY Grace Silk Slip Dress ($265): Pair this vibrant dress with sparkly heels and bold earrings for your next party.
Tracee Ellis Ross: An eye-catching metallic look is so festive. Follow Ross’s lead and opt for a floor-sweeping style in a modern silhouette (loving the draped look!) paired with your favorite heels and accessories. (Photo via Rich Fury/Getty)
Caroline Constas Smocked Waist Gown ($695): All eyes will be on you in this shining gown.
Reese Witherspoon: The beauty of an LBD is that it can work for just about any occasion. For the holidays, find a style like Witherspoon’s that is a bit more fun with interesting ruffles, prints, and beaded details. (Photo via Michael Tran/Getty)
Ann Taylor Floral Ruffle Flare Dress ($149): While this dress is perfect for holiday parties, you’ll wear it to so many other shindigs too.
Kendall Jenner: For a directional ensemble that will really make a statement, try a colorful one-shoulder dress like Jenner. While she went for strappy sandals, you could wear pointed-toe pumps or even a sleek pair of ankle boots to keep covered for the cooler temps. (Photo via Victor Boyko/Getty)
Milly Tara One-Shoulder Dress ($173): This frock is so statement-making on its own. Meaning: It doesn’t require a ton of extra accessories.
Blake Lively: If you have a formal soiree, take inspiration from Lively and opt for a dramatic embellished gown that features tulle and unique accents like pretty floral appliques. (Photo via Dominique Charriau/Getty)
Anthropologie Fontana Dress ($550): This is one of those dresses that sort of just takes your breath away with the tulle and beautiful details.
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