Must-Have Holiday Cocktail Dresses

Must-Have Holiday Cocktail Dresses

‘Tis the season for hot cocoa, gingerbread cookies and seemingly endless holiday parities.

To help you navigate the many family get-togethers, extravagant holiday soirees and white elephant gift exchanges, here are our favorite cocktail dresses for the season.

1-Desktop10The exaggerated bow detail on this Viveza Linen Sheath Dress ($330) will make you the present everyone wants. The slim silhouette and metallic linen fabric is both effortless and feminine. Get your hands on this perfect holiday dress at Anthropologie at Irvine Spectrum Center or Fashion Island.

1-Desktop12Stun in suede in this Double-Faced Suede Sleeveless Dress ($895) from Vince at Fashion Island. This sleeveless silhouette is timeless for its easy flattering shape and constructed details. The rich lamb leather in Wysteria makes its not only perfect for holiday get-togethers, but for year-round wear.

1-Desktop11We are still captivated by that fringe appeal and this Fringe-Hem Dress ($198) from Banana Republic at Crystal Cove Shopping Center has us swooning. The high-low hem gives the black cocktail dress a playful feel.  Pair with a pair of standout pumps and you won’t have any trouble meeting someone under the mistletoe this year.

1-Desktop9Dare to be daring in this Plunging Velvet Mini Dress ($69) in Maroon from Urban Outfitters at Irvine Spectrum Center. The flirty skater skirt and fitted, plunging bodice makes this mini a great choice for a night with the girls. Add some tights, a statement necklace and grab your sparkly clutch.

1-Desktop13For your family gift exchange, try this Knit Trapeze Dress ($69.50) from LOFT at Fashion Island. With a soft and smooth wool-inspired texture and flattering crew neckline, this dress is comfortable, trendy and holiday-approved with its Hot Red Pepper shade.

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