One of the things I love about the holiday season is the many different parties to attend, large family dinners, and pretty much an excuse to put a little extra glitz and glam on everything around you. Have you stocked up on party dresses for the winter? Sometimes you’ll have a while to plan what to wear, say for a New Years party. But other times something will pop up at a moments notice. So we figured its better to have a couple great options on hand so you can pull together a festive look in no time. Below are a some great looks, from sexy, to adorable, to modest, you can show off your holiday spirit for any occasion.
Meeting the parents. For many women, meeting the parents of a significant other for the first time can induce an unhealthy amount of anxiety. And around the holiday season, it’s usually not just the parents but a whole lot of extended family to meet as well. Make a graceful first impression as a fashionista in something like this. You can’t go wrong in a classic A-line cut, and this one from ModCloth is under $50 too!
Now, for times when you’re around friends and just having some fun, let yourself sex it up a little bit. Just because temperatures drop doesn’t mean you have to bundle up, this pastel dress is embellished with amazing beading and embroidery giving it a very decadent and glamourous appeal. Layer it under a black leather jacket for an edgy feel, or even pair it with a classic blazer for a more understated look great for a holiday work party. This option is a little pricier at $236, but sites like Bluefly allow shoppers to get great designer deals for less while shopping online.
A sparkly option like this dress is great to have on hand because it can really work for almost any occasion. Whether you’re making a quick change after work to meet up with friends for drinks, or decide at the last minute to actually go to that Christmas party at a friend of a friends house, this look is equal parts effortless and glamorous. And coming in at just under $100 from Victorias Secret, it’s a small investment to make for a look that can be worn multiple times this season.
Finally, if you don’t want to buy multiple new dresses, a more cost-effective option is to stock up on accessories to make that one solid colored dress get a completely different look each time you wear it. By alternating stockings/knee high socks, belts, jackets and shoes, you’ll definitely get the most use out of one piece. The above options are from Betsey Johnson, Loft, DSW, and River Island.