Best Holiday Cocktail Dresses

The Holiday Season is approaching fast and that usually means we are trying to find the person dress for parties, gatherings, cocktails parties and mixers. Most of these types of events have more of a formal dress code. Especially for holidays like NYE, Christmas, etc., and usually, these are the perfect days to wear cocktail dresses. Today, on the blog, I’m sharing best holiday cocktail dresses. 

If you are looking for more casual ways for the holiday season, check out how to style a black slip dress, here. Also, if your still looking for the perfect gift, I got you covered, check out my guides here!

Best Holiday Cocktail Dresses

During the holidays I always tend to go a little dressier, because its that time of the year and if I have an excuse to get dressed up, I’m going all out. I know some people don’t love getting dressed up, but being a stay at home mom, I miss the days to get fancy. Having a special night with your significant other or girl friends is important and you want to feel special in how you look. If you are looking for a way to be a little bolder than you normally would, break out the red lipstick.

Short Holiday Cocktail Dresses

Best Holiday Cocktail Dresses

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A little black dress is the perfect dress to have in your closet. I love this classic and flirty one. It has just the right amount of flare but with a fitted bodice. As you can see by the drink in my hand, I’m enjoying this night very much.

Best Holiday Cocktail Dresses

This dress was such a show stopper. Nothing says party dress like a metallic short one and I’m in love with the ruffles at the bottom. I styled it with my Jimmy Choo cage booties and they are one of my most complimented shoe to date.

Best Holiday Cocktail Dresses

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Long Holiday Cocktail Dresses

chocolate brown slip dress by Nicholas

This season, I’m loving the chocolate brown slip dress by Nicholas and this dress is amazing!!! You can easily style it with a sweater over it as well. The brown slip dress and sweater are currently sold out, see this outfit in black instead. (Slip dress + Sweater)

Best Holiday Cocktail Dresses

Obviously, as you can tell I have an obsession with all things silver. I think the reason is it’s such a show stopper but not as bold as gold.

This one is a two piece and it every detail is accounted for. The cowl neck camisole is one you could style under a leather jacket and style with jeans. This particular skirt has the most perfect high slit and I love the idea of styling its with a chunky knit as well.

Best Holiday Cocktail Dresses

I kept the whole look tonal and styled it with simple jewelry and my gray suede pumps. I love all things monochromatic, I’m so simplified and chic at the same time.

Best Holiday Cocktail Dresses

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One of my favorite dress brands that look very luxe, but don’t have the price tag attached is this one above. I pulled my hair back into a low pony and styled it with a black open toes heel. Shop all their styles below.

pearl romper

Another options for a cocktail outfit is a great holiday short and top or a jumpsuit. I often go this route for something different.

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Here are a few of my favorites for holiday season. I wanted to sharing a mix of classic and elegant and while showcasing some bolder ones such as a jumpsuit. This way you’re set for any occasion, casual to work party ready. High necks have been very popular this year so I uncluded many of those as well as some long sleeve options!

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Sequin Holiday Cocktail Dresses

If you looking for a sequin cocktail party dress, here is my edit! I tend to look at more designer labels for this trend and they seem to do it in more of a subtle way that the inexpensive brands.

Long Sleeve Holiday Cocktail Dresses

As I know some like to cover their arms, here is my long sleeve edit! Some are short, and some are midi dresses.

Style It With These Accessories

Here are some holiday jewelry that will complete any of these looks. Remember, if you do find a sleeves dress, it’s alsos and options to layer a scarf, shawl or fur jacket over it and it’s always very sohiscated. Nordstrom always carry’s a wide range of options.


Sometimes, it can be hard to find the perfect shoe to complete the look, here are a few that will compliment your holiday party dress! You can go classic or make a statement with your shoe, and all of these are black tie approved.

Again, just make sure there is a balance in your selection. You don’t want to overpower the look. Sometimes, I base my looks on the mood I want to portray, like I’m playing a part. If I want old Hollywood, I do a deep part on my hair with a statement pearl earring peaking through only on one side. It seems to create a little mystery and I love it.

Tell me, which outfit was your favorite, please don’t ever hesitate to reach out if you need styling help for your event!

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