Ask Belle: Holiday Cocktail Dresses
Nov 24, 2014
Can you suggest some dresses for holiday parties? I bought one that you recommended last year, and it was perfect. Since I’ll only be wearing the dress a few times, I need to spend less than $150. I’d prefer to spend less than $100.
Thank you. Love your blog! J
The end of year party season celebrates the accomplishments of the past and the hope for the future. It gives us all a chance to look beyond the humdrum and inject a bit of fun and glamour back into our lives. So let’s don our best apparel, spend a little extra time perfecting our eyeliner, and make lasting memories.
Party Dresses. If you’re looking for a fun, flirty party dress, then you have come to the right place. This crinkled dress from Bloomingdale’s is lovely. It also comes in a metallic black.
I also love this fit-and-flare dress in a bright holiday red for that “all-in on the holiday” feel. This metallic strapless dress would look lovely under a white tuxedo jacket. And if you’re looking for something modern, this sheath dress with sculpted straps is awesome.
And if you’re looking for a dress that epitomizes Audrey Hepburn, this blush and black frock from Limited is it (also in petites).
Relaxed Dresses. Not every holiday get-together is a glamorous event. What do you wear to a non-cocktail, but not casual dinner? I love this long-sleeve dress with small cut-outs in the back. This Gabby Skye geo-print dress is another good choice. This Adrianna Papell dotted short sleeve dress is lovely, as is this white Calvin Klein dress with a puff-sleeve and black belt.
Want a little glamour? The deep plunge neckline on this long sleeve sheath can definitely give you that.
Plus-size? This fit and flare dress in midnight blue is a great choice.
Work-Event Dresses. I like the long, lace sleeves on this Vince Camuto dress for a work event with a conservative clientele. But I get so tired of black, so I also found this ABS lace dress in emerald-green and this navy VLabel tulip skirt dress has such glamour to it. This sleeveless berry-colored dress from ASOS also caught my eye.