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5 Hot holiday cocktail dresses

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Get dressed up

The holiday season means lots of parties. Do you know what holiday dress you’ll be wearing? If you’re stumped on what to wear to your next seasonal soiree, get some inspiration from some of our favorite cocktail dresses. From sequined to strapless, there’s bound to be a look here you love.

Seasonal sparkle

You're guaranteed to be the star of the show when you make your grand entrance wearing this stunning sequined cocktail dress (bcbg.com, $237). The entire form-fitting cocktail dress is covered in delicate, sparkly sequins, making it an ideal choice for holiday parties. We love the sleek, sexy silhouette, round neckline and eye-catching jade color. Pair with black heels and a clutch to let this holiday dress get the attention it deserves.

 

sequined cocktail dress

Gorgeous in gold

What better time to go for the gold when it comes to dressing up than around the holidays? Turn heads and look party-ready pronto in this dazzling gold dress (Mod Cloth, $105). The striking gold-covered cocktail dress is fully lined with ruffled organza visible beneath the on-trend asymmetrical hem. Pair this pretty piece with black peep-toe pumps, a cocktail ring and a bold, smoky eye for maximum glamour.

dazzling gold dress

Beautiful bow

If you want to opt for sheer elegance, we suggest turning your attention to this understated but ultra-stylish Rachel Zoe design (Neiman Marcus, $350) in trendy winter white. The real star of the show here is the structured bow at the contoured waist giving this dress a girlish charm to balance out the more sophisticated hue.

Rachel Zoe dress design

Lace & silk

Get ready to make a seasonal style statement in this gorgeous lace and silk strapless dress (net-a-porter.com, $400). Ravishing red lace sits atop an ivory silk underlay while a scalloped hem and gathered waist give this dress an elegant, sophisticated look perfect for any upscale soirees you attend this season. Pair this holiday dress with a statement necklace and an oversized clutch for a chic holiday look.

lace and silk strapless dress

Anything but basic black

Every woman needs a flattering little black dress for the holidays, and we suggest going for one with a little more pizzazz. We're currently coveting this fun and flirty Betsey Johnson babydoll strapless dress (bluefly.com, $239) in black chiffon. The party-ready dress features a full skirt with triple tiered sequin trim ruffles and structured boning at the bust. All you need are some pretty platform pumps and some gold accessories for added holiday sparkle.

Betsy Johnson babydoll strapless dress

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