With the holiday season fast approaching, we’re restocking our wardrobes with gorgeous dresses to rock at holiday gatherings this year.

Buyer beware…clearly, some of these dresses’ waistlines are more forgiving than others so proceed with caution.

Whether you’re looking to make a festive statement at the holiday office party or stay comfortable and stylish at a family gathering, we’ve picked out some great options for looking chic at any event this holiday season!


A mesh neckline gives way to elegant floral embroidery on this rich red, stretch-knit frock from City Chic that features rose-gold detailing along the zipper and bow belt. Pair with heeled booties for a festive winter party ensemble.

Look polished to perfection in this Vince Camuto dress that features a fun, asymmetrical ruffle accent. Great for office holiday parties, family get-togethers and anything in between.

Airy mesh bands add a modern note to this classic one-shoulder sheath dress from Tadashi in a pintucked stretch jersey fabric that smoothes the figure and conceals any imagined flaws. A fun spin on the little black dress, perfect for any cocktail party!

Don’t sacrifice comfort for style! Gathering at the waist accentuates the figure-flattering silhouette of this versatile Eliza J sheath dress in soft velvet. Available in this warm maroon and a classic black.


This versatile black dress by Eliza J features a semi-sheer chevron pattern that adds visual texture to a flattering fit-and-flare silhouette.

This gorgeous red dress by Adrianna Papell is a modern and playful pick for holiday party hopping this season. The smooth stretch crepe conforms to your figure while adding dramatic structure to this halter sheath’s statement-making ruffles. Also available in chic black and vibrant blue!

Confidently stride into any holiday gathering in this stretch-jersey dress from Soprano that is softly twisted and draped at the waist to showcase your curves. Also available in navy and a bold red.

Capturing all the richness of the party season, this ladylike Ted Baker London fit-and-flare dress of shimmering stretch oxblood velvet is romanced with a bow at the neck and a grosgrain-wrapped waist. The bodice is cut away to show off shoulders, while the skirt is pleated for extra volume and movement.

Pretty lace panels, left sheer at the neckline and sleeves, romance the fitted bodice of a perfectly charming floaty A-line dress from City Chic that is styled with an inset waist for figure-defining flattery.

This deep cherry cocktail dress from JS Collections is perfect for holiday parties. The slim, bateau-neck sheath takes on figure-flattering and forgiving dimension with carefully placed pleats that release asymmetrically from the waist.

This little black cocktail dress by Bardot flaunts a sultry mix of sheer and opaque lace at the bodice complemented with trendy, festive bell sleeves and a classic, flattering pencil skirt.

This Catherine Catherine Malandrino party dress in a classic ladylike silhouette gets an opulent look from shimmering metallic burnout popped against a dark lining that peeks out the open sides. Grab this for the holidays while it’s 60% off!

On this effortlessly elegant knee-length dress from Vince Camuto, full-length princess seams extend from the sultry shoulder cutouts to shape a sleek crepe sheath that dips into pretty V-necklines at the front and back.

This fantastical lace overlay sheath dress from Tahari is a festive way to add an element of whimsy to your holiday cocktail party ensemble.

Bring on the sparkle for the holiday festivities in this dress from Dress the Population! An ombré sequin design entrances like the setting sun, casting an intriguing after-hours spell on this bold scoop-back midi-dress with slinky long sleeves.

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