The holiday season is fast approaching. And for many, this is the most exciting and favorite time of year. What better time to show off new styles than at office parties and family gatherings—even if they’re virtual.
No matter what your social calendar looks like for the end of the year, there’s an outfit that is calling your name. If you’re looking to be the most style one at your Christmas parties and Thanksgiving dinners, you’re reading the right article.
These are the trends for holiday party dresses that will end the year on a stylish note.
This is a classic for the holiday season. A dress full of sparkles is great for everyone since it perfectly captures the party season. And there are so many different styles and colors to choose from that everyone can find a dress they love.
Your dress is already sparkly, so you have to go all out. Look for features like interesting necklines, slits up the leg, or low backs. One of these paired with something sparkly will create a truly unique dress.
Go Off The Shoulder
Another classic style, off the shoulder dress is perfect for whatever holiday party you’re attending. This style can look dressed down or dressed up depending on features around it. No matter how formal it is, you’ll always be on trend.
For a more casual occasion like Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, stick to a short off the shoulder dress. Play with prints and comfy materials like cotton and knit.
If you’re attending a formal gathering, pick a dress in a longer length in a lush material like silk, satin, or velvet.
If there’s a style feature that’s reigned supreme this year, it’s statement sleeves. While sleeves may seem like an off area to play up, they make for an interesting silhouette. Statement sleeves are an enduring style you’re going to see this holiday season.
Puff sleeves, bishop sleeves, and flutter sleeves are the most common way you can add emphasis to your dress. With statement sleeves, you can play with the color and print of the dress so gold bold instead of understated.
Wrap It Up
A wrap dress is a style that’s universally flattering. It perfectly accentuates the waist and bust, giving that curving look that most are after. They always come in a variety of colors, prints, and style details, so there’s a perfect wrap for everyone.
These are ideal for the holiday party season because they’re so comfortable, but you’ll look completely put together. Try a wrap dress in a bold solid like emerald green or burnt orange.
Plaid Mini Dress
What pattern reigns supreme in the holiday season more than plaid? There’s something about plaid that conveys that cozy feeling that’s so quintessential about Thanksgiving and Christmas. So you can never go wrong with a plaid dress.
Plaid dresses come in every style from the very casual flannel shirt dress to a dressier form-fitting spaghetti-strap dress. There are so many different styles of plaid, so play around with the size of the boxes and colors in the dress for a unique and cozy look.
Tweed Is A Must
Tweed is a fabric that reigns supreme in the fall. Made from wool, tweed is an ideal way to get that cozy feeling in a dress. What’s even better is that tweed always makes your outfit look put together no matter the style.
Go for pinafore and jumper dresses layered with a sweater or long sleeve shirt for an outfit that perfectly captures the warm and cozy season. You can even look for details like frayed hems, double-breasted buttons, and matching blazers.
Cozy Sweater Dress
Who doesn’t want to cuddle up and be cozy when you’re out enjoying the holiday season? A sweater dress brings the coziness of your favorite sweater and dresses it up for holiday gatherings.
Sweater dresses are a broad category so there’s something for everyone. Features you can look for include turtle and cowl necks, heavy knits, and wrap styles. Rich fall colors like yellow, red, green, and taupe are great for bringing out the season.
Creams and reds are great for Christmas. And any sweater with a Fair Isle pattern also conveys the feeling of this cozy season.
Colorful Maxi Dress
A maxi dress is a great way to wear a dress once the weather starts to get colder. These frocks that hit the floor do well to keep you warm for any occasion. The variety of silhouettes available make this style ideal for anyone.
For casual gatherings like dinner with friends or spending downtime with family, think flowy fabrics with a laid back fit in colors like mustard, burgundy, and cream. To wear a maxi dress at a dressy event, look for lush fabrics, low back designs, and leg slits.
The Cutest Holiday Party Dresses
Do you feel the festivity in the air? With the holidays around the corner, that brings holiday parties, Thanksgiving dinners, and—this year especially—virtual gatherings. No matter where you go this holiday season, you can be the most stylish in attendance.
Follow this trend forecast for the cutest holiday party dresses, and you will stand out from the crowd. You’re sure to turn heads and be the center of the “Where did you get that?” question. Be merry and bright, and give thanks to these stylish holiday trends.
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