A Girl’s Guide To Holiday Party Dresses

Of course you do. Most companies have a holiday party. If you’re in school there’s usually some sort of holiday gathering. Heck, if you have any friends or family, I would be willing to bet money you’ll be attending at least ONE. Also: Holiday parties include New Year’s Eve. Holiday parties can be so much fun, yet difficult to dress for. On the one hand: “Hey! Cute sparkly dresses!” On the other: “YEEZUS IT’S COLD!” Black tights are great, but if they don’t really go with your outfit I suggest some nude nylons. Yes, I know, nylons are something your mom always used to wear but TRUST ME, get the shade that’s right for your skin tone and people won’t know the difference. Just don’t wear open-toed shoes with tights. Ever. I don’t care if the J. Crew catalog tells you otherwise.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite dresses out there for the holiday party season, split into three categories: work party, family party, friend party. They’re also ranked by bargain, average and splurge. Feel free to cross some of these into multiple categories:

Work Party:

Simply Vera Vera Wang: $58.50.

Simply Vera Vera Wang: $58.50.

Madewell: $158.

Madewell: $158.

DVF: $325.

DVF: $325.

Family Party:

Forever 21: $29.80.

Forever 21: $29.80.

Banana Republic: $140.

Banana Republic: $140.

Anthropologie: #448.

Anthropologie: #448.

Friend Party:

H&M: $29.95

H&M: $29.95

Urban Outfitters: $149.

Urban Outfitters: $149.

Sachin + Babi: $450.

Sachin + Babi: $450.

As for me, I’m renting a holiday dress from Rent the Runway for my office party and then just relying on all the dresses in my closet for everything else I need to attend. After all, ’tis the season for shopping and I don’t have money for three new dresses.

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