The Best Dresses of the Season from Hostess Frocks to Floor-Length Ball Gowns

The Best Dresses of the Season from Hostess Frocks to Floor-Length Ball Gowns

It’s party time ladies. There’s nothing better than holiday soirées, family dinners or over-the-top galas to make a girl feel like a movie star. Sure you could pull out that little black dress from the back of your closet, but that’s not what the holidays are about—it should be nothing but sparkle, pizazz and letting yourself shine! While you’ve been busy snapping up gifts for family, co-workers and friends, we’ve been on the search for dresses worthy of the season. From office parties to hosting dinners to black tie events we’ve curated a list of the best dresses for every holiday get-together.


It’s party time ladies. There’s nothing better than holiday soirées, family dinners or over-the-top galas to make a girl feel like a movie star. Sure you could pull out that little black dress from the back of your closet, but that’s not what the holidays are about—it should be nothing but sparkle, pizazz and letting yourself shine! While you’ve been busy snapping up gifts for family, co-workers and friends, we’ve been on the search for dresses worthy of the season. From office parties to hosting dinners to black tie events we’ve curated a list of the best dresses for every holiday get-together.

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For the Hostess

Whether you’ve called upon the services of an event planner and caterer or are tackling the party on your own, you’ll need something you can run around in. Keeping it beautiful, but casual will allow you and your guests to feel comfortable and enjoy the time spent together.

Mary Katrantzou JQ Astere cookie jacquard dress available at FarFetch and priced at $3,692.46.

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Oscar De La Renta English Garden Print Mikado dress is available at Mytheresa and priced at $2,328.

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Victoria Beckham Chain Feather Hem Crepe dress is available at Lane Crawford and priced at $3,505.

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Peter Pilotto KS Printed Crepe-Jersey dress is available at Moda Operandi and priced at $2,125.

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Office Party

It’s great getting away from shop talk with your co-workers while you indulge in seasonal libations, gossip and holiday treats.  But while the opportunity to break out of your boring office attire is tempting, err on the side of caution—you don’t want to be the women at the office known for the Tara Reid nip slip. Opting for something fun, but modest will keep all your bases covered—literally.

Roland Mouret Blaps dress is available at FarFetch and priced at $2,106.44.

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Antonio Berardi Draped Bicolour Cady Sheath Dress is available at Harrods and priced at £1,099 (approx. $1,712).

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Christopher Kane Satin Sleeveless Cinch-Waist Dress is available at Neiman Marcus and priced at $2,945.

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Lela Rose Strapless Dress with Tulle Embroidered Overlay is available at Shopbop and priced at $2,695.

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Night Out With the Ladies

Need to blow of some of that pre-holiday steam? Grabbing a few gal-pals for dancing, drinking and totally letting loose can be a great way to unwind when you just found out that your sister is going to bring her awful new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Oh—the things we do for family.

Zuhair Murad embellished mini dress is available at Mytheresa and priced at $7,043.

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Saint Laurent Black & Silver One-Shoulder Bustier Dress is available at Ssense and priced at $8,900.

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Stella McCartney Fringed Mini Dress is available at Harrods and priced at £2,725 (approx. $4,246).

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Paper London Bellatrix Dress is available at My Beautiful Dressing and priced at €754 (approx. $926).

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Holiday Party-Cocktail

Whether is at the swanky new bar that no one seems to be able to get into or a friend’s house, it’s a party worth dressing up for. Feel free to bring your A-game and go for something sultry, sparkly and eye-catching. If it’s New Year’s Eve then opt for the brightest, glittery piece you can find—ring in 2015 in style!

MSGM sequin floral duchesse satin flare dress is available at Lane Crawford and priced at $1,180.

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Alberta Ferretti Embellished Tulle Dress is available at Moda Operandi and priced at $4,390.

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Pinghe Isabelle Red Mongolian Wool and Scuba Dress is available at Runway2Street and priced at $1,640.

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Kenzo Moss Green Split Bodice Strapless Dress is available at Ssense and priced at $1,695.

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Holiday Party-Black Tie

Most likely any gala you attend this time of year will be filled with dark tones, so let your gown stand out in a sea of black. Celebrities have been walking the red carpet all year in bold colors from bright neons to dreamy jewel tones. Channel your favorite star and choose something that will be the talk of the ball for months to come!

Reem Acra embroidered brocade strapless gown is available at FarFetch and priced at $9,891.69.

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Lanvin ruched silk-blend tulle gown is available at Net-A-Porter and priced at $9,832.

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Jenny Packham XD118L from the AW14 Pre Collection. Available at Jenny Packham and priced at £3,080 (approx. $4,800).

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Giambattista Valli Floral-Macramé Gown is available at Moda Operandi and priced at $11,790.

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