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It’s been a couple of years since we could properly celebrate the holidays in person, but if you’re raking in the invites for Christmas parties this year, it’s time to show up and show off in a new dress. © Getty Images/iStockphoto iStock-1279759437.jpg
Below are some of our favorite festive sartorial offerings available this year, from those featuring classic elements like red or green velvet, to sparkly minis made for showing off after dark. Take a look, bookmark a few, and see which Christmas party dress is perfect for helping you look fab as you make your long-awaited return to holiday gatherings.
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Kenia Mini Dress © Provided by Indy 100
Let’s start things off with a classic LBD, updated with a one-shoulder shape and slanted hemline to add intrigue. It hugs all the right curves, looks appropriate yet sexy in a variety of situations, and you can wear it for years to come thanks to its versatility and style.
Buy now £108.00, Revolve
Velvet Sweetheart Dress © Provided by Indy 100
Few fabrics are more festive than golden velvet, and this one come with the added benefits of a swishy skirt and flattering sweetheart neckline. The real kicker here is the price: Buy now during Forever 21’s Black Friday sale and you’ll pay less than $20!
Buy now £17.99, Forever 21
Hell Bunny Plus Size Black & Gold Stars Infinity Swing Dress © Provided by Indy 100
Unique Vintage has so many gorgeous dresses that it’s hard to narrow down which we want to suggest most. This shimmery, celestial number is up at the top, though, with its gorgeously flowy silhouette and delicate sheer overlay. It comes in a wide array of sizes, plus flatters any body type by nipping in at the waist and providing a supportive bustline.
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Buy now £88.00, Unique Vintage
Sure To Be Splendid Swing Dress © Provided by Indy 100
Retro-inspired and perfectly suited for a cozy gathering at home, this plaid dress will call up nostalgic memories of Christmases of yore and look divine as you pose in front of the tree for a photo.
Buy now £119.00, Mod Cloth
Brand New You Gold Sequin Bodycon Mini Dress © Provided by Indy 100
A simple shape, plunging neckline, and gold sequins are all you need to be the star of the party. This dress ticks off all those boxes, throws in a trendy puff sleeve, and clocks in at under $100–we have a winner.
Buy now £88.00, Lulu’s
Imani Glitter Knit Jumpsuit © Provided by Indy 100
Skip the dress and rock a sparkly pantsuit instead if you’re feeling like a switch-up this year. The glittery fabric and deep red shade will shine like a beacon in the night, and you’ll never have to worry about your skirt flying up in blustery winter winds once you’ve left the party.
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Buy now £34.80, Francesca’s
Sequinned-Top Ball Gown © Provided by Indy 100
For a more traditional formal look, try this glimmering sequin top and ballgown skirt combo that’s sure to dazzle on the dance floor and under the mistletoe alike.
Buy now £289.00, Macy's
Beacon Velvet Dress © Provided by Indy 100
Green velvet is an obvious choice for a holiday party, but with good reason: It never looks out of place at this time of year, rich emerald looks great on every skin tone, and it feels sumptuous to the touch. When done up in a timeless tube dress shape like this, you’ll be thankful for years to come that you invested in this beauty.
Buy now £178.00, Reformation
Carmen Shimmer Maxi Dress © Provided by Indy 100
For a Christmas getup that screams cheer, you can’t go wrong with red, flowy, and dripping with sparkles. Pair this with a dainty decklace you’ve been dying to show off for a head-to-toe shimmering dream look.
Buy now £67.00, Baltic Born
Ana Sequin Mini Dress © Provided by Indy 100
We’re getting intense Tina Turner vibes from this short, swingy number, and that is always a good thing. Liven up the party when you swish your way through the crowd and let your wallet rejoice when you snatch this up for under $50.
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Buy now £49.97, Nordstrom Rack
Puff-sleeve dress in Good Tidings plaid © Provided by Indy 100
It’s fun, flirty, cute, and casual, all while serving good tidings chic–just as the name suggests. The best part of all with this J. Crew special is the price though, as it’s already marked down 25% so you’ll have extra money for all the gifts on your list.
Buy now £96.50, J. Crew
Asymmetrical One-Shoulder Maxi Dress © Provided by Indy 100
Yes, that Abercrombie & Fitch is still around, and they’ve grown up as much as we have.
Try this asymmetrical little red number to wow at the office party or quasi-formal get-together this season, and enjoy the stunning simplicity of a bold red shade paired with minimal accessories to keep all eyes on you.
Buy now £105.00, Abercrombie & Fitch
Prowling Around Ruched Leopard Dress © Provided by Indy 100
If all this velvet and red and green has you feeling less than joyful, say to hell with tradition and rock this leopard frock at your next gathering. The side ruching, boat neckline, and three-quarter sleeves are flattering as can be, and leopard is basically a neutral so you can pair it with any number of shoes, accessories, and layers to create unlimited outfits throughout the year.
Buy now £99.00, Betsey Johnson
Studded Velour Tie Back Dress © Provided by Indy 100
In keeping with the slightly more “punk” theme (just barely, a little touch of tough), this studded velour mini is fantastic when paired with chunky boots or slim heels, a pair of bold silver earrings, and a fancy Christmas updo.
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WILL KELLEHER: Sportsmail has seen correspondence sent to Exeter supporters by Bath requesting them not to bring any 'Native American cultural symbols' to The Rec for the match.Sportsmail has seen correspondence sent to Exeter supporters by Bath requesting them not to bring any 'Native American cultural symbols' to The Rec for the match, having been asked to do so by their own fans.
Buy now £79.50, LOFT
PrettyGuide Women's Vintage Sleeveless Sequin Cocktail Dress © Provided by Indy 100
If you’re on a tight budget but still want to make a statement, try this sequin stunner from Walmart. Its simple shape allows the sequin placement and sparkle to take center stage, and with embellishment like this, you won’t even need jewelry!
Buy now £38.99, Walmart
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