10 Holiday Approved Dresses for the Season

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, these are the dresses you need.

Cheer and chill are crisp in the air, and as November rolls into December, the holiday season is officially arriving faster than you can say “ho, ho, ho.”

With holiday parties just around the corner, the time is now to start putting together your festive celebration outfits—after all, ending the year on a note of a costume catastrophe is hardly going out with a bang. Whether you’re celebrating big this year or keeping things small, these are 10 holiday approved dresses your wardrobe needs.

1. Christopher John Rogers Chevron-Print A-Line Gown

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As one of the most celebrated designers of 2021, it makes sense to end the year with CJR, and this metallic green number is certainly inviting. With a sleek, hand-sewn chevron pattern and a V neckline, this full-length, silk-lined green dress is perfect for the holidays.

Shop it here for $2,795.

2. Wolf & Badger Veronica Ocean Wave Dress

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Green? Sparkles? Count us in. This midi dress is a must for a cocktail evening with friends and family, where the tiny sequins will have you dazzling the crowd. With an asymmetrical hem and slightly pleated bottom, this dress does all the work for you.

Shop it here for $503.

3. A.L.C. Rhodes Ruched Cutout Lamé Midi Dress

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Made from light-catching lamé, this silver stunner is a holiday gift itself. Designed in a signature, slimming A.L.C. silhouette, this gown’s plunging V-neck and open back leading into a flowy skirt are elegant and chic, with a comfortable fit added by the ruched underband.

Shop it here for $595.

4. Lulu’s Get in the Groove Champagne Sequin Fringe Bodycon Dress

Get in the Groove Champagne Sequin Fringe Bodycon Dress
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The holidays are, at their core, about cheer and joy, which is exactly what this fun-of-a-kind mini dress. Rock into 2022 with a champagne fringed look that will move with you all night, bringing the party wherever you go.

Shop it here for $86.

5. Amanda Uprichard Samba Dress

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Tradition never fails when it comes to a holiday look, which is why this simple yet stunning red dress is a staple piece. Made chic and trendy by a turtle neck and thigh-grazing hem, this silky crimson number will be the star of the show.

Shop it here for $251.

6. Marchesa Notte Slim-Cut Sequin Gown

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There might be a star atop the tree, but there is definitely a star wearing this dress. In gunmetal grey, this all-over sequin embellished dress with a sweetheart neck is a perfect holiday show-stopper, one which will be the best guest at any party you attend.

Shop it here for $289.

7. Lavish Alice Beaded Fringe Bardot Corset Dress

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Glitz and glam come together in this corset dress adorned with a beaded fringe and surplice hem. With a straight neck and off-shoulder silhouette, it’s just as elegant as it is unique, and in green and silver, a perfect holiday piece.

Shop it here for $285.

8. Alexandre Vauthier Metallic Tiered Dress

Image 1 of Alexandre Vauthier metallic tiered dress
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If you’re one to treat the holidays like your own personal awards ceremony, there’s no other dress for you like this one. Gold is an immediate show-stealer, but with a metallic, tiered structure with a plunging V-neck and fitted waistline in silk blend, this is truly one of a kind.

Shop it here for $4,338.

9. Alex Perry Patent-Effect Sleeveless Maxi Dress

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Put a little bit of an edgy personality into your holiday look by going bold this year, with a pleated patent-effect midi dress. With an ultra-shiny finish, this cherry dress is guaranteed to have you on the nice list.

Shop it here for $2,503.

10. Selkie Hongbai Dream Girl Dress

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With an empire waist and puff sleeves, this ruffled dress encapsulates all the sweetness of the holidays in a simple red look. Midi and dream-like, it’s as if Santa’s elves made this one themselves just for you.

Shop it here for $199.

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