Shine Bright at Your Next Holiday Party with These Winter Dress Outfits

December 28th, 2018 at 11:00am

As the winter season approaches, everyone’s social calendar sends into overdrive. From holiday parties to end of the year celebrations, it seems as though you always need a new outfit. While some think they have to opt for a sweater and pant combination in order to stay warm during the chilly weather, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Instead of saying goodbye to your favorite dress, bring it out and show it off during this time. Our community members show you just what you need to do in order to pull off a chic, yet season-appropriate look with these eight winter dress outfits. Check it out.

Jolly & Red

During the holiday season, you can’t go wrong with a classic red dress. Not only does this color look good on every skin tone, but it’s also the perfect way to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Plus, the tie front kicks it up a notch for a more playful look.

Get this look: Asos Design Tall Linen Tie Front Skater Mini Sundress ($18)

Snow Angel in White

White after Labor Day? Yes please. Take inspiration from the falling snow around you with a white lace dress. You will be the embodiment of sophistication and elegance in this attire.

Get this look: Tobi Raven White Lace Bodycon Dress ($21)

Stuntin’ in Leather

Embrace your edgier side with a black leather dress this season. Pairing it with a thick plaid cardigan will ensure that you’ll stay nice and cozy in the cold weather. The addition of the knee-high boots will all the confidence needed for that holiday party you’re headed off to.

Get this look: Asos New Look Leather Look Skater Dress ($25)

Polka Dot on Top

Corduroy has always been a go-to fabric for chillier weather. This pink dress not only incorporates that, but its light hue adds a little brightness to an otherwise dreary season. Complete this outfit with sheer polka dot tights for the perfect finishing touch.

Get this look: Forever 21 Corduroy Overall Mini Dress ($23), Vineyard Vines Solid Ruffle Popover ($88), Asos Design Medium Polka Dot Tights ($13)

Add a Pattern

Patterns are always a fun way to liven up any outfit. Not only are gray and maroon a perfect winter color scheme, but combined with florals, you are left with a girly, yet subdued look. And who said florals are strictly for spring?

Get this look: Zara Floral Print Dress ($50)

Buttons Don’t Have to Belong to Jackets

Knitted dresses and thigh-high boots have always been a default winter look for the everyday fashionista. Yet, having buttons adds that extra oomph to take your outfit to the next level.

Get this look: Missguided Sand Plunge Button Long Sleeve Knitted Midi Dress ($45)

Keep It Cozy

Stay nice and warm this winter season in a sweater dress. Not only will you be ridiculously comfortable, but you can dress up or dress down the look based on your accessories. This makes it an ideal option for any type of occasion.

Get this look: American Eagle V-Neck Cable Knit Sweater Dress ($36)

Pump up the Plaid

Oh, what would we do without plaid? A favorite pattern for many, especially during the winter season. Take a more contemporary approach to this traditional print by pairing it with sneakers and a bright red lip.

Get this look: Zara Double Breasted Plaid Dress ($50), Comme des Garcons Play Peek-A-Boo Canvas Sneakers ($135)


What is your favorite winter dress outfit? Let us know in the comments.

Opening image by Morgan McKensey