5 Show Stopping Holiday Dresses

by Lori Sciame | December 9th, 2015 | Evening Wear, Women's Fashion

woman christmas party (400x400)Flashy, fun, and exciting.  Those three words accurately describe this season’s holiday dresses.  While the little black dress will always have its rightful place on the party scene, the holidays cry out for something a little bit more dazzling.  This holiday season, vow to embrace sparkle.  Try bold color.  Rock a new style. After all, it’s the time of the year to celebrate friends, family, and new beginnings!

Check out the five show stopping holiday dress styles below; I’m sure you will find one that you’ve just got to try.

Trendy Fit and Flare

Jump on the fashion bandwagon by purchasing a fit and flare dress.  This style features a tighter top, then it dramatically flares out below the waist.  The construction of this dress perfectly suits a woman with a small bust and larger hips. JC Penney has amped up its number of holiday dress offerings when it comes to the fit and flare style. I especially adore this sleeveless version which features a satiny blue belt and a polka dot overlay.  Nothing about this dress says boring!

Bell Sleeve Beauty

Shift dresses complement any figure. Add bell sleeves to this classic style, and you will steal the show.  Imagine walking into the office party wearing an embellished, knee length ivory shift, complete with chiffon bell sleeves.  I am sure you will turn heads!  View JC Penney’s RN Studio by Ronni Nicole shift dress by following this link. One word of caution: be wary of the bell sleeves dipping into the holiday goodies at the buffet table.

The Bold Blouson

While a fit and flare dress camouflages the hip area, a blouson dress will highlight your hips and legs while hiding a thick middle.  The top of this style can be called flowy – even dreamy – while the lower half can be called downright sexy.  Check out Bisou Bosou’s long-sleeve blouson dress with lace inserts.  In antique rose and black, it will be a pleasure to wear, not only for its beauty, but for how beautiful it makes you look.  View this stunner here.

Perfect Party Pleats

Another hot addition to the party scene: pleats.  Designers acknowledge the attention grabbing capability of the pleat this season.  I’ve seen pleated trapeze dresses, dresses featuring A line pleated skirts, and dresses showcasing pleated bodices.  Any way you look at it, pleats add that little bit of zest to any dress style. View  the Mint Striped High Neck Party dress from Rue 21 (skirt with pleats) by clicking here.

Maxi Dress Maven

The maxi dress enjoyed a summer of glory, and its popularity has not dipped as we move into the colder months.  Capitalize on the fun factor of the maxi dress by wearing it to your next holiday party.  Rue 21 features a burgundy knit version with a seductive side zipper. You won’t be cold in this hot number!  See this sultry maxi dress here.


Party dresses this season will please all women.  No matter your shape, age, or personal style, there’s a stunning dress for you.

(Photo courtesy of  CITAlliance)

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