Holiday Party Dresses

Whatever you celebrate, you’ll want to be pretty, comfortable and chic. These assume the room is warmed. If you have any doubt, make sure there’s a coordinating wrap or jacket. Remember shoes should be graceful, minimal. So many current stylists think clumsy is modern. Wrong.

RED of course left to right

Badgley Mischka Off-The-Shoulder Elbow length Bell Sleeve Dress– Ladylike without being prim. Finished with scalloped details. Concealed back zipper closure. About 41″ from shoulder to hem. Polyester. Sale $369.00    

C/MEO Collective Strapless Making Waves Dress– A flirty number. Sleek strapless bodice and full, twirl-worthy skirt. Fits small, order one size up. Strapless neckline, sleeveless, princess seams. Two side slit pockets, pleated ruffle-effect full, layered skirt. Curved hem, concealed zipper back closure; lined. Polyester. $285.00

Tadashi Shoji Corded Tulle Midi Dress– Covered but trendy with partially sheer hem. Fits large, order one size down. Round neck, sleeveless, bra friendly. Tulle overlay with allover embroidery, sheer hem, scalloped trim. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure; lined. Polyester/nylon; lining: polyester. $388.00

Betsy & Adam One-Shoulder Cocktail Sheath Dress– Sophisticated asymmetrical dress with ruffle detail. Concealed back zipper closure. Princess seams Back slit Lined polyester/ spandex. $146.30

Green and Gold

Left: Tahari Sequin Velvet Sheath Dress– A shimmering, youthful classic- Back zipper closure. Jewel neck. Sleeveless. Lined polyester/elastane. $158.00

Center: METISU Green V Neckline Hollow Out Lace– Less dressy but feminine. Swing silhouette with ¾ sleeve, v neckline, lace fabric-polyester lining. Button front, side zipper closure. Sale $57.00

Right: Alice & Olivia ALMA Midlength Party Dress– A night-out dream. Delicate and girly. Hand-applied embroidery and tiny sequins woven throughout this subtle, gold lace dress. Thin spaghetti strap. Waist seam. Exposed back zipper.   Sale $357.00

Not Shown: Bespoke Green Velvet Gown $99.00 

Blue and Silver

Left: The Julianne– A Bespoke Dress with style and womanly grace. (Ignore those shoes) Classic cut, strapless, polyester heavy georgette gown featuring 0ff-the-shoulder neckline and a full, high-low skirt. Invisible zipper and hook and eye closure. Lined. Trim: Nylon; invisible zipper with hook & eye closure. Due to dying process, product hue may look slightly different from image. $249.00

Center: Betsy Johnson Lace-Up Back Halter Dress– Sheath silhouette with flattering back detail. Add a brooch. Halter neck, sleeveless. Two side slits, lace-up back with self-tie closure. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure; lined. Polyester/spandex; lining: polyester. $138.00

Right: Adrianna Papell Bead-Embellished Dress– Small Sizes Only, Fairy-like shimmer makes this retro dress known without advertising. Boat neck, sleeveless, bra friendly. Tulip hem, V-back. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Allover bead embellishment; lined. Polyester. Sale $112.05

Not Shown: Mock Neck Shimmer Dress by Baily 44 $188.00

Not Shown: Tracy Reece Blue Lace Overlay Dress $698.00 


Left: Shoshanna Velvet Ruffled Dress– Seasonally perfect, tempting to touch. Velvet Strapless with a midi silhouette. Ruffled detail. Back zipper closure. Polyester; poly stretch lining. $518.00

Center: ASOS PREMIUM High Neck Pearl Embellished Midi Dress– Utterly female. Sheer overlay. Fully lined. High neck. Faux-pearl embellishment. Cut-out back. Lace-up fastening. Zipper with hook and eye closure to skirt. $108.00

Right: ZAC Zac Posen Garden Jacquard Hi-Lo Gown– Just beautiful if you have a formal evening. Strapless hi-lo floral gown. Sweetheart neckline. Concealed back zipper closure. Does wonders for your waistline.  Polyester/spandex. $1290.00 


Left: Mislook Black Crew Neck Floral A-line Midi Dress– This one has originality going for it. On-trend, but not trendy. Printed, paneled, overlayed, A line dress with partially sheer hem.  Spandex, cotton-blend, polyester. Attached belt. $74.10

Center: Nookie Dolly Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress– Sexy and bright- Get out that really red lipstick. Body-con, midi silhouette that turns heads. Off-the-shoulder, sweetheart neckline with crossover pleating detail at the bodice. Fits small, size up one to two sizes crossover Off-the-shoulder short sleeves, strapless-bra-friendly. Boning at bodice side seams. Self & lining: polyester/spandex $229.00

Right: Corseted Camille Dress by Byron Lars– And now for something completely different. Almost tailored, very stylish.  Slim, fitted silhouette with kimono sleeves. V-neck, button front. Decorative, corseted sash detail. Nylon, polyester, spandex. $649.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.