53 Beautiful Holiday Dresses You'll Want To Wear Again & Again
As you start making your holiday prep list and checking it twice, don't forget to gift yourself something nice while you're at it! With all of the festivities during the holiday season, you'll want a couple of dresses that not only help complete your best outfit ideas, but make you feel like a million bucks. That's why I've rounded up 45 of the most stunning holiday dresses, ranging from more casual options to super fancy ones! So take a look — I'm sure you'll leave with plenty of styles saved to your cart. 😘
New Year's Eve Dresses
Ever since the OG Nap Dress took the world by storm, Hill House continues to up their game. The Sequin Ellie Nap Dress is absolutely stunning, and so on-brand for that upcoming New Year's function.
This long-sleeve mini dress has a ton of beautiful gem embellishments that make it such a fun piece to prance around in for New Year's.
This dress is definitely on the bolder side, making it a great choice for a fancier party. The plunging neckline and side-slit detail make it a total-standout outfit.
Ooh, this dress is so fun! The rich gold color and the deep dip at the back are just too good.
Sequins + fringe = a very good time.
Who knew tweed could be so festive?! Loving this sparkly take on a classic pattern!
Opt for this cheekier holiday dress silhouette for the fancier New Year's get-togethers.
Feathers may not feel like the holidays to some, but I think they're fabulously festive! This little black dress is destined for many, many parties IMO!
This 60s mod number is giving Audrey Hepburn, IMO!
Wanna go boho chic? This Joyfolie dress is perfect for all your festive whimsical wear needs!
This is giving Brynn from Real Housewives of New Yorkin alllllll the best ways.
I just know Reese Witherspoon would slay in this dress from Ivy City Co. The sequin + color combo is perfect for ringing in the new year!
Remember those sequin purses of the 2000s? This is like those, but better.
You'll absolutely make the whole place shimmer in this one-shoulder dress!
This asymmetrical dress really brings the heat during these colder months!
Slip dresses are all the rage right now, and this one doesn't disappoint. You can even throw on a cardigan overtop this holiday dress to make it a little more modest for a family get-together.
The Celestine dress is a modern, more grown-up take on the holiday dresses of our youths. From the cap sleeves to the velvet material, you'll feel nostalgic and current all at once with this sultry red look.
This dotted long-sleeve dress is so fun with its frilly tiering, and works well for every holiday occasion – not just Christmas!
The frills and ties on this holiday dress remind me of Christmas presents, which is exactly the cheerful vibe everyone needs for the occasion.
Balloon sleeves and a shift silhouette make this holiday dress a flattering option that will become a wardrobe staple! The bow on the back and the wine coloring just scream holidays.
This little green dress from Hill House is versatile enough to dress up or down, plus it's gonna keep you comfy through all the festivities – food and family included.
I'm obsessed with the rosette trend, and this eye-catching red dress makes perfect use of it. For colder occasions, this dress would be iconic with a bolero or shrug sweater.
This sweater dress is unbelievably cozy, plus the ribbed texture and flexible fabric allow you to not feel constricted all night!
Doesn't this poofy dress just give off such Blair Waldorf vibes? I'm all here for it!
This shiny satin number is the perfect amount of flirty.
While red is usually the go-to color to wear to Christmas parties, this jem-toned green is such a show-stopper. The satin finish on the material it's made out of speaks to its overall elegance.
The kicker on this holiday dress is absolutely the plunging open back. It ties with an adorable bow that drapes down for a sultry look. If your next Christmas party is among friends and strangers rather than family and kids, this this the pick for you.
This cherry red holiday dress swarms you in delicate puff sleeves and a comfy A-line skirt. The best part is the rose that sits along the waist.
This dark blue dress is clearly bougie, and I need it now.
This one-shoulder dress is giving ice queen. but in the best way.
This cozy velvet design can be worn for a variety of winter activities, thanks to its icy green-blue hue. Wear it with some tights and a pair of comfortable ballet flats!
This beautiful dress features a can't-miss bow detail that makes you look like the ultimate present!
The simple silhouette of this satin dress complements every body type, leaving you feeling as confident for your holiday celebrations you can possibly be.
The sleek woven satin on this dress makes it look super luxurious. Isn't that halter neckline *so* stylish?
The sequins on this dress make it such a fun, sparkly choice for flaunting at a Hanukkah party!
Company Holiday Party Dresses
Work parties are always a love-hate sort of thing, but this timeless tweed dress will eliminate any stress. The structured look is perfectly appropriate for any holiday work event!
This dress is beautifully festive without being too over-the-top. The modest length makes it work party-approved!
Equal parts feminine, balletcore, and flirty, this party dress is a super fun pick for all your holiday parties and cocktail parties alike. If you live somewhere colder, this pick will be just as cute layered on top of some colored tights with a thick cardi!
The structured cap sleeves that sit on the shoulders of this holiday dress mean business – perfect for a work party.
This satin wrap dress is affordable but looks luxurious thanks to its stunning, waist-hugging silhouette!
Anything that gives Blair Waldorf vibes has me in a chokehold! This holiday dress is so classy and can easily be worn year after year.
I don't think it gets much more chic than this. The off-the-shoulder knit design of this dress is just *chef's kiss*.
The frilly ivory trim on this dress is *so* cute! The length of the hem is what makes it appropriate for a work event.
This 2-piece set comes with a bolero and shift dress, giving you some simple and stylish options to mix & match!
This oversized sweater dress will keep you warm and cozy at every holiday function. The ribbed stitch elevates the overall look and makes it even better for formal occasions.
This turtleneck dress from A New Day is the perfect cozy pick for any holiday get-together. The cable-knit design only adds to the overall wintery look.
The warm color palette, along with some floral designs, make this one perfect holiday dress for Thanksgiving!
You just can't go wrong with a chic sweater dress in the perfect holiday color. The long balloon sleeves and mock neck on this deep red design will keep you warm and looking stylish.
The ribbed material on this cream dress is so luxurious! I love that it can be so easily dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
This bright magenta holiday dress is oozing with elegance.
The turtleneck neckline and rich gold color make this Reformation dress such a great Thanksgiving day dress! Pair it with sheer tights and knee high boots to pull off a super spirited look.
This waist-defined dress has a beautiful print on it that feels oh-so modern and feminine!
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This post has been updated with additional reporting by Meredith Holser.
Lead image via Anthropologie.
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Aleena Malik is a freelance writer specializing in entertainment and pop culture stories, shopping and style trend reporting, and food and recipe hacks. Aleena has written for publications like Brit + Co, Screen Rant and We Got This Covered and has worked for The Walt Disney Company and Estee Lauder. She is an avid reader, a passionate consumer of entertainment, and a total coffee connoisseur.