22 Of The Best Holiday Party Dresses You Can Get On Amazon
'Tis the season to dress up!
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cocktail dress with pockets to stash all your gifts within arm's reach.
Promising review: "I wanted a fun and over-the-top festive dress for our holiday party this year, and this is PERFECT. The material is thick yet stretchy. It flows/hangs nicely and does not cling to my legs as thinner materials would do. It fully covers an XL bust, and flares out at the waist. It goes all the way down to my knees and feels much more well-made than I expected for under $20. I give it two thumbs up and five stars. The perfect fun holiday dress!" — SFSH
Price: $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 15 patterns)
The perfect "
little black dress" that seems impossible to find everytime you need one (you know exactly what I'm talking about). So heed my advice and just get it NOW.
Promising review: "The perfect little black dress. The fabric is very soft, thick, and of excellent quality. It feels like satin and has a subtle shine. The skirt falls nicely which creates natural pleats. The dress is extremely comfortable. The zipper is in the back, it is totally invisible and your friends might ask you how you got this dress on. If you need to iron it, which I did prior to the party, iron it on low inside out." — Summer16
Price: $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–3X and in 41 patterns)
A stretchy velvet
v-neck dress because it can instantly elevate your poise so you look subtly chic and undoubtedly sensational.
Promising review: "I am a size 14, 5'7", 175lbs, 36D, and this XL dress fits perfectly. This dress is SOFT and very comfortable. It doesn't shift when bending low or reaching up. It stays incredibly modest while showing a very comfortable bit of neck. The dress is also very warm. I would say that it would fit anyone with larger arms and larger chests quite well because it has a lot of stretch!" — Anicena
Price: $29.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in seven colors)
scallop-neck dress to wear to everything from holiday parties to Valentine's Day dinners to bridal showers to baby showers. Okay, you get the point.
Pssst, this dress seems to run a tad big — customers suggest ordering a size down! Also, try out a petticoat to give this dress some extra POOF! Promising review: "I bought this for my company Christmas party. It was a runaway hit — so much so that people who didn't attend the party were asking about the dress because 'so many people said how pretty it was. I was called "Marilyn" since I wore this with red patent heels and classic red lipstick. The fabric had enough give to make it comfortable to wear the whole night without feeling constricted. The fabric itself is smooth, of a good weight, and irons to a crisp finish. BTW, I am a size 14/16 dress, D cup, and ordered XL. Perfect fit. I am 5'4" and the skirt hits several inches below the knee. I bought a petticoat to wear with it, and while you may not need it, it does add to the drama." — Christine Garcia
Price: $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 13 colors)
sequin dress so you can shine and be the ~star~ of the party — and yep, this is also perfect party attire for your baby bump!
Promising review: "Needed a NYE dress that could accommodate my growing baby bump and gave this one a chance after reading how it had a good amount of "stretch" :D. I ordered it in my regular size, xs/s, and it fit perfectly — little bump and all! Love that I'll be able to wear this again after my pregnancy! Very happy with this purchase and would definitely recommend it as an inexpensive, but still nice looking party dress. Also, there is a light liner sewn into this dress to keep it from being itchy." — Christina
Price: $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 20 colors)
sequin dress with fine details so graceful and sophisticated, no one will believe you got it on Amazon.
Promising review: "Wow! As a plus-sized gal, I never have too high of expectations when I order clothes online. This dress is gorgeous. The fabric is quality and the sequins help it hang heavy. The bodice is also great. Not see through at all! You could even wear a white bra! The lace is gorgeous and tightly woven, I have no doubt it will hold the sequins and not tear. It's very classy looking." — LDB22
Price: $39.99+ (available in sizes 14–26plus and in two colors
floral halter maxi that will keep the compliments rolling in left and right. You'll be saying "ohhh, stop it" for pretty much the entire party.
Promising review: "My favorite aspect of this dress is the material — how it hangs with a little weight but is nice and cool, and so far seems to resist wrinkling very well. The unique back is so fun. Very easy to wear this dress without a bra, it offers a bit of support. Fun fact: if you adjust the neck a bit to one side or the other, you can breastfeed in this dress." — Kim Miller
Price: $19.50+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 18 patterns).
vintage-inspired dress so you can look like you just hopped off a fashion time machine, ready to rock the party.
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.
Price: $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 20 patterns)
off-shoulder bodycon dress so hot, you won't even feel the cold. And if it does get a little chilly? Just throw on a faux fur coat for a super trendy look.
Promising review: "Sexy dress for a party or date night out. The dress was so cute it turned a lot of heads, some people almost broke their necks when I wore it! Perfect sewing and material, somewhat stretchy and very comfortable. My favorite dress so far. (By the way, I got a medium, I weigh 138 pounds and 5'4" in height.)" — natasha
Price: $7.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 11 colors)
velvet dress with a full sleeve of pearls *or* embroidered flowers (depending on the color) that I'll just ~sleeve~ here for ya.
Promising review: "This dress is SO CUTE!!! I love the sleeve details and it looks really pretty in person. The dress feels soft and it's really comfortable. This dress is super cute to wear out with your girlfriends and it's really affordable. It fits true to size and it's really easy to steam iron as well." — Katy Mospanyuk
Price: $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 14 patterns)
swing dress so perfect, you'll want be wanting to say "yes" to this dress immediately.
Promising review: "I am 5'6", 148lbs, and the large was a perfect fit. The material expelled class. There was a beautiful flowing finish at the bottom which gave a full and complete look. The length for me was just covering my knees giving me a modest and neat finish. I wore them to my New Year's church gathering and received a lot of compliments." — Ali
Price: $35.99 (available in sizes S–XXXL and in five patterns)
high-low dress with a belt to accentuate your waistline. You can FINALLY cross "finding the perfect everyday dress" off your wish list.
Promising review: "It is extremely comfortable. T he style is simple yet easy to accessorize. I might even throw a pair of leggings on when I don't want the sexiness of the slit. Basically, I want to buy this dress in every color! I ordered a size medium, and I am 5'6", and 145lb." — Valerie Cintula
Price: $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in three colors)
floral lace dress for anyone who wants to look dressed up but still feel super comfortable while sipping eggnog.
Promising review: "This was my 'in case of emergency' dress for my work gala. I have a hard time shopping in department stores as I have a bigger body type. But I went for it. BEST DECISION EVER. When it came in, I tried it on and was stunned. It had some stretch so it was super comfortable. I got a lot of compliments on it at my formal event. I'll be wearing it every chance I get!" — Rachel
Price: $19.99+ (availalble in sizes XS–XXL and in 22 patterns)
off-shoulder maxi romper that's practical when you need to dance the night away — want to do a split or a cartwheel? Well, why not? Just hold my bubbly, please.
Promising review: "I am so delighted with this dress for so many different reasons. I love the feel of the materials, the way it moves on my body as I walk, and the colors are so beautifully bright. I have received so many compliments over this dress." — MerJoy
Price: $22.44 (available in sizes S–XXXL and in ten patterns)
bell-sleeve lace dress that is a sure conversation starter. People will be coming up to you all night to ask, "Where'd you get that?"
Promising review: "Great dress. Super comfortable, great quality!" — Sloan
Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in eight colors).
lace dress simply missing a tiara, seeing as how this is obviously an outfit fit for Disney royalty.
Promising review: " I have been going through serious body changes and my confidence is at 0. I bought this dress for a family function, I put it on and got tearful. I actually looked pretty. The size was perfect, I didn't look sloppy, and for the first time in darn near 3 years, I had confidence. Family members remarked how nice I looked and it seemed like I was glowing. Miusol, you have a forever customer." — Alexandra
Price: $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 16 patterns)
plunge dress that your sister will definitely want to *borrow*.
Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE this dress. The quality of the material and the sewing is first-class. I normally wear a size 12/14 in dresses but instead of buying the large I bought a medium. This is a knock-out!" — Sweet Chi
Price: $36.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in eight patterns).
An elegant, silky,
spaghetti-strap gown you can slip into last minute. Show up to the party fashionably late, and no one would even be mad.
Promising review: "My girlfriend and I absolutely love this gown. Very sexy, beautiful color, great fit. We are planning to order this in other colors. If you believe in turning heads and dropping jaws, this is a MUST BUY for your wardrobe." — Of Brian Photography
Price: $4.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in four colors)
chiffon dress you can pair with a cute cardigan and a Santa hat for a look that is unbelievably jolly.
Promising review: "Love this dress!! I have worn this numerous times and plan to wear it again this summer to a friend's wedding! I paired it with nude wedges and an off-white lace cardigan. The length is modest but still fun and flirty. I was able to move around comfortably, bend over, etc without worries of showing off more than intended! I have worn it to church as well." — Victoria Lacey
Price: $22.29+ (available in sizes S–XXXL and in 22 colors)
Promising review: "I’m pleased with this dress. The material is thick and stretchy, it hugs the body nicely, accentuating the curves." — Adabiya
Price: $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in nine colors)
stretchy v-neck dress that you'll want to wear to your holiday greeting card photoshoot. They won't even need to turn on the flash, considering how brightly you'll be shining while wearing this.
Promising review: "I needed a gown for a Valentine's Day concert and this was the perfect dress! The red is like fire hydrant red. I am 5"8 and 315lbs, I usually wear a size 24 so I ordered a 4x and it fits me perfectly and looked very classy!! I will definitely be buying more of these dresses!" — Brantel
Price: $16.99+ (available in sizes large–4plus and in 16 colors).
Gatsby-style dress with a vintage edge. Feel free to throw on a headband, a feather shawl, and a long pearl necklace to look like you just stepped out of a timeless work of literature.
Promising review: "I seriously love this dress. I wore it for my production of Thoroughly Modern Millie and I got SO many compliments. It doesn't feel cheap, the details are amazing, and it's comfortable. I loved it! I also wore it a couple months later for a New Year's party! I'm 5'10, 196 pounds, and I got an extra large!" — Claire Strong Price: $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors)
Walk into the holiday party like BAM💃🏽 BAM💃🏽 BAM💃🏽.
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