In years past, November and December calendars would be chock-full of holiday parties, office gatherings, and black-tie events. We’d get dressed up in our finest party dresses and sleek suits, sometimes even taking our packed calendars for granted. This year, it’s hard to believe we ever could have wanted to skip an event. And while the many gatherings among friends and family will be sorely missed, there are still ways to get into the joyful spirit of the holidays, no matter your plans.
Clothes, for one, can be an instant mood booster. Cheerful holiday dresses have the power to weave excitement and even a sense of normalcy into what’s proven to be an unusual year. While holiday dressing will always have some semblance of glitz and glamour, this year’s ideal outfits are a bit more wearable than in year’s past. Think longer hemlines and easy silhouettes that make for comfortable yet polished (and fun!) companions while celebrating at home. From velvet and satin fabrics to joyous patterns and touches of diamanté, the offerings on the market are plenty festive.
Here, 16 holiday dresses to consider now.
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