The Best Dress Style to Wear to a Holiday Party, According to a Stylist

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When it comes to dressing during holiday season, I’m always pulling pieces with rich details for my clients. From deep jewel tones and textured materials like velvet and silk to luxe embellishments and sparkly tones, the richer, the better in my book. Holiday parties are the perfect time to really pull out your flashiest pieces and get away with something a little more eye-catching than your go-to evening look. To ensure you’re set with the best stylist-approved dresses for all the upcoming festivities, I’ve gathered 20 beautiful options below.

Wait until you see the back of this gown. 

Absolutely in love with this sparkly dress. 

You can't go wrong with a long-sleeve mini. 

You can never have too many wrap dresses. 

Wear this with your favorite statement heels. 

Emerald green is always a great color for holiday season. 

If you're looking for a super-comfortable option, this one's for you. 

Wear this with over-the-knee boots for a chic party look. 

Throw on a leather jacket with this slip dress. 

Another long-sleeve option I just love. 

You can wear this silky number well after holiday season.

Up next, find out where I find the best under-$200 accessories.