When I think evening holiday party, I think velvet, I think jewel tones, and I think bling. I shy away from my typical haunts like Ann Taylor or Banana Republic for special occasion dresses because I want to be a little more unique.
Work Party Dress
I think this Vince Camuto dress from Nordstrom is a great dress for evening work holiday parties because it’s flattering, fashion forward, but not risqué at all. It looks comfortable and it would be easy to accessorize. Plus it’s on sale at the moment!
Friend or Family Party Dress
This is a little more casual and not covered in sequins or Santa Claus. It’s giving me: I just threw this on with tights, and yet I’m the sharpest cousin/ grandchild/ high school classmate in the building. It’s Tory Burch on sale at Nordstrom. You could dress it up or dress it down, and also wear it to work.
For the fancier friend and family affairs, how fun is this number from Anthro? This a great combination of flattering, feminine, and comfortable (detecting a theme for my dress requirements?). Also, the emerald with the beading screams holiday. I think it would also be great for a fall or winter wedding guest dress.
New Years Eve Night Out Dress
Have I mentioned I’m from New Jersey? New Year’s Eve = Sexy & Metallic. I think this is a great night out dress for the occasion. This also works great in Vegas!
Everyone does a lace overlay dress, but what if you did a lace overlay jumpsuit? For those who enjoy a jumpsuit, I think it’s a good mix of the classic lace look and the modern silhouette. It’s a great alternative to a holiday party cocktail dress!