‘Tis the season dress up. Whether you’re attending a work party, a fancy gala, a family gathering or an impromptu New Year’s Eve party, we’ve rounded up the best dresses you can wear throughout this holiday season.
The Animal Print Dress
In case you missed the note, the animal print trend has returned this season and has proven to be a fashion staple. Giving animal print a festive flare, Ever New has come out with this beautiful metallic copper dress.
Carmen Metallic Wrap Dress, $190 at Ever New
The Trendy Tweed Dress
One of the best advantages of winter fashion is the chance to play with textures. Tweed is an easy and classic—and now trendy—way to dress up a simple silhouette. We promise you’ll love this chic piece from Loft.
Tweed Flippy Dress, $124 at Loft
The Chic Blazer Dress
Perfect for any soiree, blazer dresses are a sure-fire way to make a modern style statement. To add that holiday “umph” we recommend this sequin mini number from Zara.
Shiny Blazer Dress, $129 at Zara
The Sequin Strappy Dress
When in doubt, think sequins. There’s no better time to be decked out in sequins like the holidays. Featuring a beaded fringe skirt and jewel-toned sequins throughout, this strappy mini from Guess is guaranteed to make a splash at any occasion.
Dionne Sequin Strappy Dress, $158 at Guess
The Emerald Green Dress
Nothing enhances a simple silhouette like a rich and timeless colour. This rich emerald green coloured dress from H&M features a v-neckline and a removable belt.
Silk-Blend Dress, $179 at H&M
The Chic Knit Dress
Perfect for the modern minimalist, the simple and clean lines of this turtleneck dress allow for ultimate versatility and easy accessorizing. Pair with gold earrings and suede point-toe heels.
Ellaibellai Dress, $195 at Club Monaco
The Comfortable Sweater Dress
The harsh winter weather can sometimes get in the way of the ultimate party outfit. But when all else fails, you can never go wrong with a comfy and stylish sweater dress. How to wear it? Simply pair with coloured or metallic heels, or do it like Ariana Grande and wear it with thigh high boots.
Montpellier Dress, $178, Aritzia
The Pretty Pleated Dress
Pleats and ruffles simply add a romantic touch to any outfit. This burgundy midi dress features a semi-sheer overlay and a tassel-tip waist tie.
Chelsea28 Pleat Detail Midi Dress, $206 at Nordstrom
The Flirty Fringe Dress
Make a splash on the dancefloor with a super fun and flirty fringe dress. Best of all, with a dress designed with fringe throughout like this one from Le Chateau, accessorizing isn’t necessary.
Knit Fringe Cocktail Dress, $190 at Le Chateau
The Velvet Mini Dress
Velvet has always been a favourite winter fashion trend. With so many velvet options currently available online and on the racks, finding a cute mini velvet dress won’t be difficult. To stand out in a crowd, we say pick a surprising colour like this vibrant mustard mini dress.
Velvet Tiered Mini Dress, $84 at Urban Oufitters
The Elegant Satin Maxi Dress
Hosting a party of your own? This beautiful champagne-coloured satin maxi dress from Mango has an elegant cocktail hour written all over it. With a simple, statement dress like this one, all you need is a jewelled headpiece to complete the look.
Satin Tie Dress, $130 at Mango
The Luxe Lace Dress
When has a lace dress ever let you down? Featuring an exposed back cut-out and delicately scalloped trimmings, this sexy dress by Free People is available in seven beautiful shades. But if you ask us, nothing says holiday party like a bright festive red.
Cherie Bodycon Mini Dress, $276 at Free People
The Feminine Floral Dress
In case you were wondering, yes, you can totally rock florals during the winter. Sure, it can be daunting, but the trick is to play with lengths. Think long sleeves and a long skirt.
BB Dakota Floral Attire Chiffon Dress, $156 at Shopbop
The Sparkling Metallic Dress
Nothing says glam like a shine-bright metallic number. Great for galas and/or New Year’s Eve, this dress features a pleated asymmetrical skirt and a beautiful high, round neckline with a bow.
Shimmering Pleated Dress, $229 at Simons