20 Party-Approved Dresses to Wear to All Your Holiday Events

by Gaby Burger ; Updated September 28, 2017

It's the time of the year to get all dolled up and bust out your most festive dresses, but if you can't find anything in your closet don't fret! I've rounded up 20 party-approved dresses for the holidays! Whether you have exciting NYE plans or just the annual office holiday party on your agenda, no holiday soirée is complete without a serious dose of sparkle and glamour.

1. H&M Sequined Dress | 2. H&M One-Shoulder Dress | 3. Mango Asymetric Dress | 4. Wilfred Martory Dress | 5. H&M V-Neck Sequined Dress | 6. Rachel Zoe Fringed Mini Dress | 7. Mango Velvet Dress | 8. Wilfred Free Vivienne Dress (more colors here) | 9. AEO Mock Neck Lace Dress | 10. Mango Sequined Dress | 11. Mango Velvet Dress | 12. Banana Republic Laser Cut Detailed Dress | 13. Halston Heritage Lamé Mini Dress | 14. Banana Republic Strappy Knit Foil Slip Dress | 15. Topshop One-Shoulder Bow Dress | 16. Mango Velvet Dress | 17. Mango Ruffled Chiffon Dress | 18. J.Crew Ruffle-Trim Shift Dress | 19. Topshop Sequin Pleated Midi Dress | 20. J.Crew Lace Dress with Pockets

From delicate lace numbers to sparkly sequined pieces to shimmery metallic frocks, when I think about festive dresses, five trends come to mind this year.

Trend #1: The Little Black Dress

There's no doubt that the little black dress can be the answer to all your holiday dressing woes as it is incredibly easy to glam up and accessorize. While fashion is fast-paced and ever changing, you can always count on this closet staple for the holidays and make it look dazzling with the right accessories!

Trend #2: Metallics

The metallics trend always pops up during this time of year, so you can't wrong with a chic and shimmery frock for the holidays.

Trend #3: Delicate Lace

Who doesn't love some romantic and feminine lace? Classic black is a no-brainer and won't fail you, but if you feel like showing off your festiveness, try a red number instead!

Trend #4: Velvet

Don't be afraid to embrace one of the hottest trends of the year! A rich and luxurious velvet party dress is perfect for the cold season and will give your look a luxe feel.

Trend #5: Sequins

There's no better occasion and season to sport a vibrant and fun dress than the holidays, and while my style falls pretty much on the neutrals territory, I'm a big advocate of sequins for the holidays, especially for New Year's Eve.

About the Author

Gaby Burger is the fashion and lifestyle blogger behind The Vault Files, a site dedicated to inspire and provide tips and ideas in the areas of fashion, food, DIY projects, and decor. Throughout her blogging career, Burger has partnered with many brands including J.Crew, Anthropologie, Sephora, Sorel & Urban Outfitters.