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    18 Holiday Party Dresses With 5-Star Reviews

    We know you've got a million holiday parties to go to, so you might as well check out our favorite picks.

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    1. A floral '50s cocktail flare dress perfect for holiday dates when you need something on the go.


    Promising review: "Do yourself a favor and buy this dress!! I wore the purple floral dress to a wedding and got SO many compliments. It looks and feels so expensive, it’s conservative yet extremely feminine and flirty, and it fits your true size which is so rare. I’m 5’11, 125lbs and the small fits like a glove." —Jen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 14 colors).

    2. A nuanced spin on the "corporate but chic" dress you didn't know you needed until now (and now you're thanking me).


    Get it from Eloquii for $119 (available in sizes 14-28).

    3. A fly a-line skater dress that'll give your haters the cold shoulder.


    Promising review: "This dress is perfect, comfortable, and still sexy. I loved it and my husband did too!" —Keyisfresh

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and nine colors).

    4. A lacy number that nips in at the waist with a removable sash. So if you're looking for that perfect dress to rock at the company holiday party? Look no further.

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    Promising review: "This was a last minute decision and I'm so glad I bought this one, it's a great dress, fits perfect. I received a lot of compliments." —Mike Sweeney

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    5. A sequin wrap dress that will make you feel like the baddest belle of the ball (and for good reason).


    Get it from Eloquii for $149.90 (available in sizes 14-28).

    6. A fiery hot bandage bodycon dress that totally screams, "I like it like that!"

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    Promising review: "Amazingly great fit and very flattering! Also, very comfortable to wear." —Sonia Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $49+ (available in sizes S—XL and six colors).

    7. A lacy midi dress that's perfect for your sweet and playful side (but also spicy enough for when you want to be bad).


    Note: The site says this item runs small and you should order two sizes up!

    Promising review: "I was worried this dress may run small due to all of the reviews (and Nordstrom suggesting to order two sizes up) but I found this to be pretty true to size. I'm about 5'2" and 95 pounds and I usually wear XS. The XS fit perfectly without feeling too snug. I ordered both the Dark Blush and Rose Gold colors. Very flattering on and can be worn on various occasions, as it can be dressed up or down with heels or flats. Happy with my purchase! The only thing I found strange was that I was charged sales tax on one of the dresses but not the other (I live in a state with no sales tax on clothing or shoes)." —Jessloveslace

    Get it from Nordstrom for $66.75+ (available in sizes XS—XXL and 17 colors).

    8. An updated LBD that's as comfortable as it is chic, perfect for holiday lovers who don't want to give up all black.

    Universal Standard

    Get it from Universal Standard for $190 (available in sizes 14-28).

    9. An evening stunner perfect for holiday parties where you need a little extra va-va-voom (or just an excuse to where a fancy AF gown).


    Promising review: "Received this beautiful gown in the navy and gold color. Words cannot express just how breath taking this gown is. Great Deal for an adorable Elegant style design." —DJMACK

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 10 colors).

    10. A vintage A-line dress for when you need a bit of relaxation but don't want to give up style.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely loved the dress! I got so many compliments. I am 5'4/180, 38DD, I wear size 10-12 or Large. I looked at the reviews and ordered a size up due to my chest size and not wanting it to be too tight. I ordered the petticoat also and OMG just made it look even better. I ordered another one and have 2 more in my cart. Must buy!!!" —Angela M.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-4X and 45 colors).

    11. Strut through the Christmas party in a strapless dress laced with all the fringe you'd ever want.


    Get it from Eloquii for $199 (available in sizes 14—28).

    12. An embellished little number fully decked out in rhinestones to add a bit of sparkle to your life.


    Promising review: "I bought the white (ivory) dress & although it's a little too short, I still rocked it with some white leggings since I wore it at a "family party" I would have worn it w/out leggings if I was going to a club or a party where I knew was gonna be dark in case I bent down to pick something up because it does crawl up if i did and when I walked i would have to keep bringing it down. But the good thing is that you don't really need a slip underneath it because the material is great and not thin. I bought a size XL & wear a size 12 in jeans. I love the quality of this dress and it really is beautiful. Just wish it didn't crawl up but maybe that's just me being that I'm big in the butt area so it might actually not do that if you're butt is "normal" size. Overall it's a lovely dress and definitely recommend it." —Luz360

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and nine colors).

    13. A kimono midi dress I know you're going to wear nonstop because I certainly am.


    Get it from ASOS for $119 (available in sizes 16-24).

    14. A velvety-soft bodycon dress with a thigh slit that's equal parts sexy and sophisticated.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. It’s perfect for my holiday party. I ordered a large but could’ve gotten away with a medium. The Large was loose and I wanted more of a tighter fit. It’s comfortable and classy! I highly recommend this dress." —J.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and four colors).

    15. A sequin midi that actually belongs in a museum (or at least at your company holiday party).


    Promising review: "Such a beautiful dress!! Wore it to my job holiday party and got tons of compliments! The dress is true to size, I ordered a large and though it was a little big I added the belt and voila! The dress is very comfortable, not itchy!!Definitely will order in another color! Looovvee it!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 10 colors).

    16. An evening gown to top all evening gowns — don't be surprised if you hit all the 'Best Dressed' lists for the holidays.


    Promising review: "This is an amazing dress. I never write reviews and I'm am on here to tell you that if you are on the fence, buy this dress! It is stunning! I am 5'10 and weigh 240 pounds. Overall for the price and quality of the dress is wonderful! I ended up buying one in black and rose gold." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S—18W and 17 colors).

    17. A dainty off-the-shoulder number for nights you want to look regal and fly at the same time.


    Promising review: "This dress I stunning! I absolutely love it! I feel so classy and sexy in it, and my husband loves me in it too. It fits perfect. And at less than $40 it's an amazing value! Color is even prettier than it is on my phone!"

    Get it from Walmart for $36.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    18. A slip dress that makes you remember the best things in this world are decked out in hella sequins.

    Universal Standard

    Get it from Universal Standard for $150 (available in sizes 6—32).