The Most Stunning Dresses to Wear to a Christmas Party. Cute & Stylish Christmas Party Dress Ideas 2021
Christmas party dresses and holiday dresses are one of my favorite things to shop for. Mainly because I love the holiday season, getting into the Christmas spirit, anything sparkly and glam and an excuse to dress up. Holiday parties are always a great excuse to find the perfect outfit and the most beautiful festive styles. These are the best holiday party dresses for 2021 for all personal styles and dress codes from sexy Christmas party dresses to classy Christmas dresses, mini cocktail dresses to gowns.
A lot of these will work for your entire party season. For your office Christmas party, holiday drinks, family Christmas party, Christmas day and New Years Eve parties. Whether your looking for a chic look or more of a festive look, these gorgeous dresses are the most stunning styles for the 2021 festive season.
35 Best Holiday and Christmas party dresses 2021
35 best holiday party dresses from classy Christmas dresses and cocktail attire to sexy Christmas party dresses for the Christmas parties with the Mistletoe or seeing in the New Year. Obviously there’s a lot of festive color dresses like red and green, as well as sparkle and little black dress options as well as some more unusual color Christmas dresses.
26 Stylish Mini and Midi Christmas Party Dresses | Cocktail attire dresses to turn heads
1. High neck red dress
This halterneck red dress with its high neckline is the perfect look to show a little bit of skin and be both a sexy Christmas party dress and classy Christmas dress. It’d be perfect for a work Christmas party or Christmas cocktails and is under $200.
2. The perfect classy Christmas dress for family parties
I love how versatile this long sleeve red dress is. It’s classy enough for family gatherings and work events but still festive enough with high heels to feel special. It’s the perfect dress for wearing to church, then to brunch and Sunday cocktails.
3. The sexiest LBD to turn heads
This black midi dress is super sexy with it’s fitted body hugging style and high leg slit. Some LBD’s are forgettable and blend into this crowd. This LBD is the complete opposite and is one of my top picks for LBD’s on this holiday party dress 2021 edit.
4. If you’ve got it…
This black backless satin slip dress is one of the sexiest Christmas party dresses on here. It’s made for nights out and quality time with your girls sipping bubbles.
5. Party in the back
This lace dress is absolutely stunning. The lace cocktail dress looks classy and formal from the front but the keyhole back is so sexy. It’d also be a super cute Winter wedding guest dress.
6. Slinky green Christmas party dress
This cocktail dress is such a pretty shade of green and perfect for both Christmas parties and special events. If you hate your knees, this dress falls just on them. If you want a dress that’s both sexy and appropriate for your company holiday party this is it.
7. Purple perfection holiday party dress
This luxe designer dress is such a stunning color. I love the high neck and long sleeves as I’m always cold. The ruching is super flattering and this is such a great dress for all body types.
8. Black slinky one sleeve midi dress
This one shoulder dress works for both company parties and nights out. It’s one of those sexy little black dresses you know you’ll get a ton of wear out of and it’s only $135.
9. Take the plunge | Sexy black mini dress
This long sleeve black mini dress has such beautiful details like the crystal embellishment and plunging neckline. You know I love my sparkle and this has just a little bit without being disco queen.
10. Pretty Woman
This black velvet dress is such a classic. The black velvet is luxe and warm, the off the shoulder style is sexy but there’s something about it that’s just so elegant. It’s another classy Christmas dress and style that you could wear at holiday parties and again to special events.
11. Not your average bodycon
This dress is perfect for taking you from the office to the office party. The sweetheart neckline and bodycon style are sexy and flattering but it’s long enough to wear to work. The color is one of my favorite things about this dress and will stand out from the red, green, black and metallic styles. Dress from Express.
12. Sparkle on
This sparkly black mini dress is next level and one of the newest collections on Revolve from Dundas X Revolve. It was made for turning heads, turning up the heat in Winter and totally slays with its silver threaded panels, high halterneck neckline and short hemline. With black, gold or silver strappy heels, this is one beautiful outfit and holiday party dress for 2021. There’s also an equally sexy long sleeve version.
13. Shine bright like a diamond
It wouldn’t be a Christmas party dress list without a little silver dress. This sequin mini is giving me all of the festive holiday vibes and the long sleeves are perfect for December. Throw on some strappy sandals and this is one epic holiday party outfit.
14. Golden Goddess holiday party dress 2021
It doesn’t get much more festive than a gold sequin dress for holiday parties or New Years Eve. I love long sleeve dresses for not worrying about what my arms are going to look like in photos. I’ve also been wearing a lot more gold accessories the last few years as well so this goes perfectly. I also think gold looks absolutely stunning with a festive red lip or smoky eyes and nude lips.
15. She came to party
Yes, it’s another sparkly cocktail dress but this ones bright pink and made to party! It’s vibrant, sexy, on trend and a total showstopper made for dancing. It’s on my wishlist for this holiday season, where else better to where it than here in Vegas! Shop the LPD.
16. Roaring 20’s
The roaring 20’s is back when it comes to fashion. I love the fringing on this black and gold halterneck mini dress. It’s one of those dresses that makes you want to dance but is loose enough not to worry about what you’re eating or drinking.
17. Wear white after Labor day
If you’re like me, I don’t follow the rules and think white looks really crisp and elegant in Winter. I love the sequin detailing on this dresses material. It also has adjustable straps, as straps never seem the right length for me. It’s one of the most affordable dresses on here so who cares about red wine stains.
18. Disco queen holiday party dress
This dress was the 1st one I added to this list and there’s only limited stock. The color and sparkly style stood out from the rest and the plunging neckline makes this sexy Christmas party dress one of my favorites. This short sleeve version is also gorgeous but kinder on the wallet: $58 cocktail dress.
19. Lady in red
A classic sheath dress with a body hugging fit that might need Spanx but is so worth it. The straps are adjustable and its boned at the bust so leave your bra at home. You could easily through a blazer over this for the day and then be ready to go after hours.
20. Green satin sexy Christmas party dress
As much as I love satin I tend to avoid it as it’s not the most flattering in photos. Except this green satin slit dress has a ruched waist which totally solves that issue. The fabrics stretchy so eat and drink away! This green dress is also only $66. Adds to cart…
22. Blue goddess
This classy Christmas dress is also on my Fall wedding guest dress edit as it’s such a stunning dress for special occasions. Designers are getting smart when it comes to designing satin dresses as this ones ruched as well and the draping’s stunning and so flattering.
23. Sugar Plum
This is such a sophisticated and elegant rich merlot color fit and flare dress. The high neck and long sleeves are perfect for the Winter and the back on this dress is so beautiful with its exposed zipper and the cutest little bow. I could totally see someone wearing it from dinner to the ballet to holiday get togethers with the in laws.
24. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
If you’re looking for a classy Christmas dress you can wear again and again for lots of different occasions this midi dress would be perfect. I’d style it with diamond chandelier earrings and strappy heels for holiday parties and small simple gold hoops with black or nude pumps for business meetings. It also comes in a deep red wine color.
25. For the party girl
This sequin cut out and feather dress is the ultimate party dress. I got so many compliments when I wore it as it’s so different and feminine. It runs big so size down 1-2 sizes. Or if you wear a 0, you can use a cute matching satin ribbon to pull it smaller at the waist like I did. The skirt does shed a little so give it a good shake before wearing it so you don’t leave a trail like an Ostrich died.
26. The bombshell | From classy holiday party dress to NYE
Red is one of my favorite colors (besides pink) and this is such a powerful style that’s total bombshell but still really elegant. I find Elliatt runs true to size and their quality really good for the price. It also has non-slip silicone grip lining so no worries about flashing at your company work party! Get the dress.
Christmas Party Dresses 2021 | 9 Gowns & Maxi dresses from sexy Christmas party dresses to black tie dress codes
These stunning gowns and longer length dresses are the perfect holiday party dresses for 2021. They have the most flattering cuts, most beautiful colors and embellishments to stand out from the rest of the party.
27. Silver Metallic Bow-Shoulder Empire Gown
When your holiday party has a black-tie dress code or you’re going to the Nutcracker this silver gown is sexier than your average gown. The muted silver is more elegant than full on silver sequins for black tie holiday parties.
28. Bodycon sexy christmas party dress
One of my favorite holiday parties is cookie swaps as I’m a total sugar addict. This black dress would be perfect for a more casual look that can be dressed up or down. Cut outs are still a big trend for Winter 2021 but this dress is more cozy than an LBD and the materials stretchy for eating all the cookies.
29. Pretty in pink one shoulder gown
This shade of pink is my idea of pink perfection. It’s such a sweet, feminine color that’s softer than black for a formal gown. The mod asymmetrical one-shoulder sleeve and body sculpting bodice seams make this dress flawless.
30. The perfect silhouette
This black formal gown is pure elegance. I love off the shoulder gowns as they’re normally most of our favorite body parts. The cut out neckline makes it less stuffy and more fashion forward than your average black gown. It’s the ideal choice for formal events and also wrinkle resistant so you don’t get out of the car crumpled. Get it from Saks.
31. Snow Queen white formal gown
If you’re looking for a white gown for your holiday party or New Year’s Eve, this beautifully draped gown finished with a modern, sexy high-cut front slit is both chic and sexy. It also comes in pink, red, blue and cyan.
32. Trend setter | Cut out black midi dress
This is such a simple but statement making dress that you could just as easily wear on vacation or brunch with the girls. The dress is semi-sheer so you can layer it with your tights or knee high boots. I haven’t seen it in person but there’s always nipple petals if there’s any issues.
33. Holiday Siren | Red formal gown
Red gowns are so festive and perfect for Christmas time. What I love about this one shoulder dress is that the shoulder is twisted and the cut out at the front makes it sexy. It could also be worn to a black tie wedding and is definitely a style for accenting your curves.
34. Midnight gold gown
The most sparkly of these holiday gowns but still sophisticated. If you want a holiday dress that gives a little lift this one has underwired cups. The sheer skirt is a a head turner and drop dead gorgeous. It’s the fairytale gown.
35. Sugar and Spice | High cut gown
The sexiest of these gowns. This silver and black gown couldn’t be more high cut. If your legs are your best feature, flaunt them in this sexy dress. You’re not going to blend in in this dress but you will be the best dressed.
Complete your holiday party outfit in 2021 style
Grab some strappy heels, the perfect accessories and red lipstick to complete your holiday party outfit for Christmas 2021. I’m all about the sparkly accessories to go with my holiday cocktail dresses but have also added nude and black options so it’s not overkill and you don’t look like a disco ball.
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