The holiday season will be here before you know it… and that means a new party dress! If you want to steal the spotlight at your next Christmas party or holiday work party, choose a festive dress or classy Christmas outfit to wear from this list. In it, you’ll discover the best holiday party dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, and outfit ideas so you’ll know exactly what to wear in 2022.
This post is inspired by a question by EB reader, Brianne. She’s attending a company holiday party in a few weeks and has no idea what to wear. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline! I’m going to a holiday work party in November and I don’t know what to wear to it. Do you know what kind of holiday party dresses are in for 2022? I don’t want to wear anything too revealing so any tips on what not to wear are helpful. Thanks!”
Great question! When you’re picking out an outfit for a holiday party, particularly a work function, consider what you might wear to a fancy restaurant and pair your attire with heels and jewelry.
When it’s a work function, avoid wearing anything too short, low cut, or revealing.
And depending on the location, you may be able to dress more casually if the holiday party is at the office vs. a formal restaurant. For instance, a casual Christmas office party might include faux leather leggings and an oversized sweater, boots, and a scarf. Prefer a dress? Opt for a cocktail dress or midi Christmas party dress, select a pair of comfortable heels, and carry an evening bag for a work holiday party at a restaurant. A formal jumpsuit is also an appropriate attire suggestion in any party location.
Now, that’s for work: your dress code will vary significantly if you’re going to a holiday party on the town with friends or a New Years’ bash. A mini dress decked out in sequins, a long sleeve bodycon dress that is form-fitting, or a velvet drop-shoulder dress are festive outfits that work perfectly in this instance vs a work-related bash.
What to Wear to a Holiday Party for Women
Here’s a helpful guide to what to wear to a holiday party whether you’re going to the company Christmas party or a family holiday fête with your closest family and friends.
|Holiday Party Type||What to Wear|
|Company Holiday Party: Casual||Blouse and Skirt; Jumpsuit; Oversized Sweater with Leggings|
|Office Christmas Party||Midi or Maxi Dress with Festive Sequins or Color|
|Holiday Work Party: Cocktail or Formal||Cocktail Dress; Formal Gown; or Dressy Jumpsuit|
|Christmas Party||Holiday Party Dress; Jumpsuit; Romper; or Sweater Dress|
|Firm Holiday Party||Suit, Dress Pants with Blouse; Sweater and Dress Pants|
|Formal Christmas or Holiday Party Gala||Long-Length Gown; Midi Holiday Party Dress|
For party dresses this holiday season, we’re seeing a fashion-forward trend in the following fabrics in the outline below.
|Holiday Party Dress Trends|
|Satin||Satin cowl neck midi dresses are a fan-favorite|
|Silk||Silk blouses pair effortlessly with faux leather leggings or a skirt for a holiday outfit|
|Sequins||Go festive with a sparkly mini dress or midi-length skirt|
|Velvet||Choose a velvet fabric for warmth during the cooler months|
Christmas Party Dresses 2022
Need inspiration? Here are some of the best holiday party dress ideas for 2022, many of which we’re seeing for upcoming winter wedding guest dresses into 2023. These dresses are available in extended sizing with unique necklines, silhouettes, and lengths including Christmas party dresses with long sleeves, short sleeves, and sleeveless. We’re sharing top picks for midi, maxi, and mini-length holiday dresses in popular fabrics like silk, satin, and velvet.
You’ll also discover a few sparkly jumpsuits and cute sweater dresses for the occasion (’cause that’s what I like to rock with these boots). There are a few holiday rompers here, too, because they’re so fun and festive.
1. One-Shoulder Red Velvet Party Dress, $68
Rock the holiday party in this mini velvet dress featuring a one-shoulder neckline and lush velvet fabric. By Lulus. Get it here.
2. Forest Green Satin Midi, $60
This dress has rave reviews and is very flattering: pair it with sky-high heels and a sparkly purse for a holiday party on the town! Get it here.
3. Sequin Party Romper, $74
This hot little number is fun for a night on the town during the holidays to all the local hotspots. Cute + festive holiday party outfit! Tons of rave reviews on this one and I’m fairly certain this will sell out before the holidays. Get it here.
4. Elegant High-Low Satin Emerald Maxi, $86
Show off in this holiday party dress that is suited for an elegant gala! I love the high-low style here: the front is like a mini skirt but the length in the back is a full-on maxi. Beautiful! Get it here.
5. Navy Long Sleeve Mini Dress with Cuffs, $79
This is one of the best holiday party dresses for work: it is covered, but cute. The navy blue colors goes with any party during the winter months. Shop the look here.
6. Fun + Festive Black Sequin Party Dress with Bow, $84
Have fun at your holiday party in this cute little number: it features a mini skirt, a black bow on the front, and dazzling sparkles. Buy here.
7. Mock Wrap Holiday Sweater Dress, $41.99
This dress has almost a perfect score and over 10,000 reviews, making it one of the best holiday party dresses for 2022! It looks comfy and cute with a bodycon fit, a v-neckline, and a belted waist. Batwing sleeves add a little flair. Available in many colors. Get it by Mansy.
8. Bright Red 3-Piece Sweater Dress, $118
High ratings on this holiday party outfit, mostly due to the fact that it’s incredibly trendy in three pieces and because you can wear this outfit with other pieces from your closet. Bright red + holiday-ready! Get it here.
9. Classy Holiday Party Dress in Burgundy Velvet, $69
Wear this elegant velvet maxi dress to your holiday work party or Christmas gala and you’ll get all the compliments! Shop here.
10. Wine Red Sparkly Long-Sleeve Sequin Dress, $88
LOVE THIS DRESS! It’s an appropriate company holiday work party dress while also fitting in as a festive Christmas party dress or NYE outfit. Get it here.
11. Velvet Christmas Party Dress with Long Sleeves, $39.99
12. Black Ribbed Bodycon Dress, $59
A highly-rated little black dress like this is perfect for work parties and holiday events for the year. You can dress up this look by adding a colorful bag or heels, depending on the style of the party. By Lulus.
13. Red Christmas Party Dress, $58
Go festive with this red party dress: it’s a showstopper, for sure! This festive one-shoulder dress has a midi length and sumptuous satin fabric. Get it here.
14. Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress in Holiday Red, $110
With bright red dress is elegant and classy — but will definitely make a statement! Get it here.
15. Shiny Sequin Midi Skirt in Red, $58
This style is elegant and classy: it is the type of holiday party dress that can be made more formal or casual based on shoes and accessories. It is paired here with this sweater for a more dressed-down look that still fits the dress code perfectly. Get it here.
16. Long Lantern Sleeve Mini Dress, $20+
You’ll get tons of compliments and lots of wear in this red mini dress for the holiday season. It’s so cute! Tons of wildly popular reviews on this party dress. Other colors are available here.
17. Green V-Neck Velvet Maxi, $84
You can’t go wrong with a perfect velvet dress for the holidays. This style features a v-neckline and cap sleeves with a maxi skirt. It’s perfect! Buy here.
18. Dark Green Sleeveless Midi Dress, $72
Going to a cocktail holiday party? This is the dress to wear in elegant dark green with a stylish neckline and strappy style. Get it here.
19. Velvet Long-Sleve Dress, $58
This is the perfect dress to wear to a classy holiday party with family and friends, or for work. It is a classy dress that covers your arms and back; it is made in burgundy velvet with long sleeves and a just-below-the-knee length. By Youga.
20. V-Back Floral Lace Knee Cocktail Dress, $45.99
I like when I can find a lace dress like this one that isn’t super short. This knee-length holiday party dress in black lace can be worn to any upcoming company work party you have, but also for other special occasions to come. It is highly rated and ships quickly. Buy it here.
21. Burgundy Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, $64
A perfect dressy jumpsuit for your next holiday bash. Get it here.
22. Silver Sequin Mini, $72
Pair this silver sequin romper with your fave heels and earrings and dance the night away at your shindig! Get it here.
23. Long Sleeve Metallic Romper, $74
Get all the compliments in this sparkly holiday party dress! It’s a romper with long sleeves and a short mini hem, perfect for dancing at your fave club this NYE. Buy here.
24. One-Shoulder Cutout Red Cocktail Dress, $36.99
This Grace Karin dress is a perfect holiday party outfit: I love the one-shoulder and the cutout. Buy here.
25. Gold Sequin Glitter Dress, $35.99
Get the ultimate party dress this holiday season: go with glitter! This sparkly dress is a cute short length and offers extended sizing from small to XXL. It’s perfect for a New Years’ holiday office party or cocktail party. Get it here.
26. Belted Long Sleeve Bodycon, $34.99
A perfectly simple yet fun dress to wear! The waist belt makes it a flattering fit and the long sleeves keep you warm during the holidays. Cute dress by PrettyGarden (over 11,000 reviews on this one).
27. Green Sequin Romper, $78
This is one of the best holiday party dresses on this list! Technically, it’s a romper, but it’s the most festive of the bunch! Pick emerald green or choose the red color here. Love this look! Shop here.
28. Deep V-Neck Sequin Mini, $28.99
A perfect fit to ring on New Years’ Eve! This dress is gold with tons of sequins throughout for a lot of festive sparkles. Get it here.
29. Long Midi-Length Velvet Dress in Green, $54.99
This is a classy holiday party dress to steal the show! Long sleeves make it comfy and warm while the v-neck and ruching make it a flattering fit. Buy here.
30. Festive Mesh Bodysuit, $28
This one is gorgeous! It’s probably not the best bet for a company holiday work party, since it’s so sheer, but wear this to any other kind of holiday party and you’ll steal the show. Pair with a black mini skirt. Buy here.
31. Illusion Sleeve Black Ruched Top, $34
32. Green Sleeveless Slip Dress, $23.99
Wow, what a showstopper! Wear this holiday party to deck the halls in style. Get it here.
33. Short Red Mini, $48
34. Green Velvet Dress, $59
Have fun and get festive in this green holiday party dress featuring a one-shoulder neckline, knee-length skirt, and luxe velvet to stay warm during the cold winter months. Available here.
35. Sparkly Emerald Maxi Party Dress, $94
For an elegant or formal holiday party, dress up in this elegant maxi complete with a cowl back and bright shimmering sequins. Highly-rated! Shop here.
36. Faux Wrap Dark Green Midi, $64
A wrap dress or, a faux wrap in this case, is an ultra-flattering style to wear to any party this holiday season! Get it in dark green here.
37. Black Sequin Strapless Dressy Jumpsuit, $72
Put on this stylish jumpsuit and be chic + comfy all evening long! Pair it with your favorite strappy heels. Buy here.
38. Long Sleeve Sequin Maxi, $99
And last but not least, this gold sequin dress has New Years’ Eve or holiday party written all over it! Rock this look at your holiday party and be the best-dressed guest. Get it here.
39. Christmas Party Jumpsuit, $72
This is one of my favorite holiday party outfit ideas: a green jumpsuit with waist tie and short cap sleeves. It is a very classy holiday party dress option. Get it here.
40. Velvet Holiday Work Party Pantsuit, $62
Great as a work christmas party dress or out on the town! This velvet one-piece pantsuit is a perfect holiday party outfit. Get it here.
41. Red Party Jumpsuit, $66
Bright red + bold: this jumpsuit is ready to ring in the holidays! Get it here.
42. Green Tiered Christmas Party Dress, $89
I love a classy tiered holiday dress! Get this style in red or green, as shown below. Shop here.
43. Black Lace Knee-Length Bodycon, $59
This is a chic and classy holiday party dress you’ll love to wear again and again! Buy it here.
44. Christmas Gala Dress, $88
Going to a Christmas party gala? Wear this unique one-long-sleeve dress with one-shoulder neckline in dazzling sequins. Get it here.
45. Mini Sparkly Shift Dress, $79
Choose this party dress in a cute shift silhouette that is covered yet super cute! This might be my top pick for holiday party dresses: it’s sparkly and goes with everything! Get it here.
46. Little Black Holiday Dress with Long Sleeve, $69
Although this dress is available in other colors, I think everyone needs a little black dress during the holidays! This is the perfect party frock to wear to nearly any event. Get it here.
47. Bronze Sequin Bodycon Mini, $66
Steal the show in this mini bodycon dress which dazzles in matte bronze sparkles. Love this one! Get it here.
48. Tiered Floral Lace Dress in Burgundy, $92
The perfect company holiday work party dress: it’s tiered and flattering but appropriate for any company party during the holiday season. Get it here.
49. Square Neck Mini Dress with Long Sleeves, $64
This is a pretty holiday dress in green satin with long sleeves and a unique square neckline. Rave reviews calling this one a great holiday party dress! Get it here.
50. Black Midi Party Dress with Sparkly Sequins, $68
Ooh, sparkle and make a grand entrance in this holiday party dress! It’s a favorite of mine. Shop here.
Holiday Party Outfit Ideas
If you’re not planning to wear a dress, here are some easy holiday party outfit suggestions to put together.
• Black bodysuit with Plaid Mini Skirt
You look sensational in this black long-sleeve bodysuit and a plaid mini skirt, ankle booties, and a pair of dressy earrings.
• Red Blouse and Dress Pants
Go festive in red with a dressy blouse and a pair of tailored pants.
• Green Puff Sleeve Satin Top and Pleated Skirt
I love this puffy sleeve satin top! It has a cut-out back and looks pretty with a black pleated skirt.
• Green Cowl Neck Bodysuit and Pants
This green cowl neck bodysuit is another classy and stylish attire idea. Get it here.
• Cut-Out Top and Red Trouser Pants
Love this holiday outfit idea! ‘Tis the season for these red trouser pants.
And there you have it: the most popular holiday party dresses for 2022 and 2023! I hope you find a festive outfit you’ll love to wear for all of your holiday parties. If you do, tell me which one it is: I’d love to hear from you!
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