8 Universally Flattering Party Dresses to Wear This Holiday Season
When the holiday parties roll around, you can't just put on any old thing. You're going to be visiting old friends and family you haven't seen in a while, many of whom will scream, "Hey lady, let's take a picture!" While your goal shouldn't necessarily be to impress everyone in the room, you definitely want to feel confident.
That's why we did a little searching and uncovered the most flattering dress trends for every body type. Since the weather has taken a turn for the cold, these silhouettes all have cozy details, like turtlenecks or longer hemlines. And all it takes are a few simple accessories to jazz them up for a get-together. So relax — have a glass of Champagne. Regardless of whether you have a small bust, are petite, or were blessed with a booty, when you've got on one of these styles, girl, you'll look good.
A Turtleneck Sweater Dress
Wear with: over-the-knee boots, strappy heels, and a belt, or layered with a trench coat.
Urban Outfitters Ice Crusher Velvet Mock-Neck Mini Dress
Urban Outfitters Ice Crusher Velvet Mock-Neck Mini Dress ($39, originally $59)
Lane Bryant Double Ruffle-Sleeve Sweater Dress
Lane Bryant Double Ruffle-Sleeve Sweater Dress ($40, originally $80)
Bell Sleeves or a Cape Dress
Wear with: a pendant necklace, sexy heels, and a luxe clutch for a night out, or booties and socks to give off casual vibes.
A Sophisticated Cut to Belt
Wear with: a belt, your work-ready tote bag, and power flats, or covered with a longline tailored vest.
A Flowy Maxi
Wear with: a statement necklace, belted with heels or over-the-knee boots, and your statement clutch.
Rebecca Taylor Hidden Leopard Poplin Smocked Dress
A Standard Tunic or Sheath
Wear with: sneakers and a crossbody bag for brunch or heels for a night out.
Quinn One-Shoulder Ponte Knit Cocktail Sheath
A Midi Slip
Wear with: a turtleneck underneath, leather booties, and an edgy leather jacket, or Mary Jane heels.
J.Crew Collection Mixed Satin-Crepe Slip Dress
A Standard A-Line Silhouette
Wear with: wedges, a cropped jacket, or power pumps.
Proenza Schouler Compact-Knit Flounce Dress
Gal Meets Glam Collection Callie Print Long Sleeve Dress
Gal Meets Glam Collection Callie Print Long Sleeve Dress ($126, originally $210)
A Loose Button-Down Dress
Wear with: Heels to up the fancy factor, edgy booties for a grunge look, or your crossbody bag.