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Holiday Cocktail Party Dresses for Christmas & New Year’s


My picks for an affordable holiday cocktail dress + accessories. 

The holiday season is here! Our first holiday party is this Saturday and I’m so excited. It’s always fun to get together with friends during the holidays. Plus, it’s a great excuse to buy dresses that are FUN and a bit impractical. 😉 I look for special details like cutouts, bold colors and fabrics that I normally wouldn’t wear for a regular date night, like velvet, sequins and lace.

Since most of my holiday cocktail dresses only get worn 1-2x a year for the Christmas and New Year’s season and an occasional special event at other times of the year, I don’t like to spend a TON of money on them. Asos has a great selection of affordable holiday dresses and Nordstrom has a wide variety of styles and price points. Some of my favorite picks are below! I’ll be wearing something very similar to this for this weekend’s party and will probably wear the red dress above for a party next week. (I got it at Asos a few years ago.)

Baublebar has a great selection of statement jewelry that’s affordable and, in my experience, they have fast shipping too. I linked some jewelry, shoes and clutches below as well. I’ll be wearing my fancy nude pumps that I got for our wedding as much as possible since I am OBSESSED. For make-up, I definitely like a bold lip color and the Beautycounter Lip Intense set is PERFECT.

Merry merry! 

Holiday Cocktail Dresses

Holiday Party Accessories



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  • Tracy

    So pretty and festive! Do you have a link for the black lace dress you’re wearing in the photo with Tommy?