12 holiday party-ready outfits at every price point

Holiday party-ready outfits at every price point

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Sure, you can never go wrong with a pretty little black dress, but come holiday party season we recommend picking up something new that combines festive seasonal details with unexpected silhouettes for all upcoming celebrations. This year, expect to see lots of ‘80s-inspired puff-sleeves, modest necklines and finishes of velvet, sequin, satin and a little bit of fringe.

And because we know this time of the year can also be the most expensive, to help cater to your budget, we’ve gathered together the holiday party outfits at nearly every price point.
From an easy day-to-night sweater dress to a velvet jumpsuit to a luxurious limited-collection satin dress, scroll below to shop our top picks.


Under $50

Ribbed Turtleneck Dress 

Ribbed Turtleneck Dress 

When in doubt, less is more. Featuring a simple, fitted turtleneck silhouette, this comfortable sweater is perfect to rock from nine to five and beyond. Pair with black pumps and sparkly accessories.

Shop it: Joe Fresh, $29

Pleated Ruffled Dress 

Pleated Ruffled Dress 

Featuring a beautiful ruffled hem, new trends meet classic with this sparkling number.

Shop it: ZARA, $46

Velvet Wrap Dress 

Velvet Wrap Dress 

Made in an eye-catching jewel-toned blue, this velvet dress is irresistibly soft, fluid and perfect for that last-minute, unexpected invite(s).

Shop it: Dynamite, $50


Under $100

Dress with Stand-up Collar

Dress with Stand-up Collar

Yes, we say florals for winter. This calf-length dress features a stand-up collar, smocked yoke, and long, wide sleeves with smocked cuffs. On its own, this dress will effortless have all eyes on you.

Shop it: H&M, $60

Metallic Thread Dress

Metallic Thread Dress

Inspired by the fashion archives, this mini metallic thread dress is made with a cute front-keyhole detail and a teardrop fastening at the back.

Shop it: Mango, $70

Leith Sweetheart Long Sleeve Minidress

Leith Sweetheart Long Sleeve Minidress

Featuring tonal glittery polka dots and sheer blouson sleeves, this A-line minidress says ‘party’ written all over. Pair with strappy pumps and a ruby red lip.

Shop it: Nordstrom, $81


Under $200

Occasion By Dex Sequin Midi Wrap Dress 

Occasion By Dex Sequin Midi Wrap Dress 

Now’s the perfect time to go all-out in sparkle. The all-over over sequin embellishments add the right amount of glamour to this alluring wrap dress.

Shop it: The Bay, $149


Lilja Mini Satin Dress

Lilja Mini Satin Dress

With a fixed scarf designed for draping, this satin mini dress in plum is a chic option for after-dark events. Pair with a velvet headband and matte black pumps.

Shop it: Ever New, $160


Samantha Velvet Jumpsuit

Samantha Velvet Jumpsuit

No dress? No problem! Marrying the comfort and ultimate style, this tapered-fit and a sleek velvet jumpsuit is an occasion-ready essential.

Shop it: Anthropologie, $170


Over $200

Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Metallic Star Chiffon Dress

Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Metallic Star Chiffon Dress

A party-version of Blair Eadie's bow dress, this starry number comes in floaty chiffon with a bouncy tiered skirt and dazzling fil-coupé stars.

Shop it: Nordstrom, $467


Fringe Jumpsuit

Fringe Jumpsuit

A sleek jumpsuit always makes the case for leaving your dress at home. This elegant jumpsuit is made with a fun fringe front and slant welt pockets at the hips.

Shop it: Club Monaco, $379


Carmelina Dress

Carmelina Dress

Fitting throughout, this is satin midi-length dress features a mock neck, slightly puffed shoulders, wrap front detail and a sexy high slit.

Shop it: Reformation, $260


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