11 Dreamy Holiday Dresses That'll Light Up Every Party This Season

by Kelly Anne Bonner

December's here, which means it's officially time to get in the spirit of the season. Though you might be busy figuring out presents and hauling out the decorations, there's another all-important factor you need to start thinking about, too: what you plan to wear all those fancy soirées. As the best holiday party dresses are officially hitting the stores, there's a whole sea of cocktail attire in shimmery golds and silvers, midnight blues, deep reds, and dark greens to start exploring.

If your party outfit game could use a refresher this year, then you'll want to lock down these dreamy holiday dresses that are just arriving in stores. Since it's still early, you still have plenty of time to get your hands on one of the season's prettiest looks before they sell out, or start getting yours shipped before those parties start happening. Not only do the gorgeous seasonal shades in these dresses make for some lovely, ethereal winter looks, but they'll provide a killer complement to your shimmery eye shadow. To make your holiday planning easier, here are 11 of the best holiday party dresses that are out so far. After all, 'tis always the season for a new look.


Embroidered Lady

This gorgeous embroidered dress ($44) from Asos is in the perfect shade of holiday red.


Bold In Gold

This gold fit and flare dress ($128) from Banana Republic has "holiday party essential" written all over it.


Going Green

Make a simple and elegant statement at your next party in this wrap-front dress in bowling green ($128) from Madewell.


Sultry Sequins

Go for a modern, trendy look with this sequined illusion neckline dress ($44) from Forever21.


Comfy and Joy

Who says a holiday dress can't be soft and luxurious? This pretty red cashmere dress ($55) from Express is perfect for a winter evening out.


Shimmer and Shine

This simple cutout metallic fit and flare dress ($60) from Macy's can be easily be accessorized any way you want.


Navy Baby

This dark navy rhinestone embellished maxi dress ($40) from Forever 21 is the ideal polished, refined holiday look.


Glittery Green

If you need more glitter in your holiday attire, look no further than this sparkly green number ($95) from Topshop.


Royal Lady

Try an eye-catching royal blue fit and flare dress ($198) from Anthropologie for a unique holiday look.


Velvet Crush

A deep burgundy shift dress ($80) from Gap made with crushed velvet makes the ultimate holiday statement.


Silver Fox

For a glam holiday look, this silvery metallic dress ($48) from Nasty Gal with a plunging neckline is sure to turn heads.