Just In: The Hottest Holiday Party Cocktail Dresses Of 2023


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Just In: The Hottest Holiday Party Cocktail Dresses Of 2023

It’s official, the time to start stocking your closet with holiday party cocktail dresses has finally arrived! Christmas is just weeks away with New Year hot on its heels. Luckily, our favorite fashion designers have us spoiled for choice with countless stunning silhouettes this year. So, will you opt for a sparkly sequin design from Rotate or 16 Arlington? Or, will it be a luxurious velvet or sleek silk look from Ulla Johnson or Alex Perry? With so many reasons to celebrate and so many irresistible dresses to choose from, you’ll want to add more than one dress from our edit to your cart!

Just In: The Hottest Holiday Party Cocktail Dresses Of 2023

Elie Saab

Just In: The Hottest Holiday Party Cocktail Dresses Of 2023

For Love & Lemons

Classic Designer Holiday Party Cocktail Dresses For Every RSVP

Whether it’s a cocktail party, a festive dinner, or a family party, we have the perfect holiday party cocktail dresses for every one of your winter plans. Firstly, we highly recommend getting your hands on the embroidered flowers midi dress by Elie Saab before it inevitably sells out. With a sleek square neckline, wide shoulder straps, a fitted bodice, and a voluminous A-line skirt, this 3D floral-embroidered dress is as pretty as it is flattering. Not to mention, it’s the most beautiful shade of red which happens to be trending for winter 2023. So, opt for classic all-black accessorizing and style yours with the Una 90 velvet sandals by Malone Souliers and Sofia 10.00 medium leather top handle bag by The Row.

Meanwhile, the Leslie strapless sequin midi dress by Helsi is the ultimate holiday sequin dress. We’ll be wearing this gorgeous black bodycon silhouette for every cocktail party and every festive dinner plan on our calendars. We might even make it our New Year’s Eve look! As for styling, this dress will look incredible with the Avenue sequined leather shoulder bag by Jimmy Choo, and the Lauryn sandal by Schutz.



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  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Candice Mini Dress

  • L’ACADEMIE Avah Mini Dress

  • THE BODEE Bellucci Dress

  • ANTHROPOLOGIE Long-Sleeve Mock-Neck Sequin Mini Dress

  • KIYONNA Mon Cheri Lace Cocktail Dress

  • FRENCH CONNECTION Whisper Puff Sleeve Off the Shoulder Minidress

  • VINCE CAMUTO Lace & Stretch Crepe Sheath Dress

  • FARM RIO Satin-trimmed Velvet Guipure Lace Maxi Dress

  • SEA Dana Velvet-trimmed Embroidered Tulle Mini Dress

  • REBECCA VALLANCE Eva One-shoulder Ruffled Taffeta-trimmed Cady Mini Dress

  • ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Darsie Sequined Stretch Recycled-chiffon Mini Dress

  • DRESS THE POPULATION Bailey Velvet & Sequin Sheath Dress

  • TOP SHOP Velvet & Lace Midi Slipdress

  • DRESS THE POPULATION Rosalie Strapless Metallic Cocktail Dress

  • EMILIA WICKSTEAD Adalina Strapless Floral-print Taffeta-faille Midi Dress

  • LIBEROWE Net Sustain Duchesse Satin-trimmed Cotton-velvet Mini Dress

  • REBECCA VALLANCE Eva Embellished Stretch-cady Mini Dress

  • DRESS THE POPULATION Lia Sequin Illusion Mesh Overlay Midi Cocktail Dress

  • ALEX PERRY Strapless Velvet Midi Dress

  • ALEX PERRY Strapless Draped Stretch-velvet Mini Dress

  • NORMA KAMALI Diana Strapless Ruched Asymmetric Metallic Stretch-jersey Midi Dress

  • BERNADETTE Daffodil Floral-appliquéd Point D’esprit Tulle And Silk Crepe De Chine Mini Dress

  • ONLY HEARTS Eclipse Velvet Lelia Slip Dress

  • MAGDA BUTRYM Bridal Floral-appliqué Ruched Midi Dress

  • ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Sequined Halterneck Mini Dress

  • SIMKHAI Ruth Lace Midi Dress

  • ROTATE Sequined Mini Dress

  • ELIE SAAB Embroidered Flowers Midi Dress

  • 16ARLINGTON Solare Sequined Lace-up Midi Dress

  • ALEX PERRY Strapless Faille Midi Dress

  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA Floral Lace-trimmed Tweed Midi Dress

  • MILLY Kait Holiday Sequin Strapless Midi Dress

  • HELSI Beatrice Sequin Cocktail Dress

  • MARIA LUCIA HOHAN Regina Midi Dress

  • ULLA JOHNSON Cornelia Side Ruched Velvet Gown


Designer Holiday Party Cocktail Dresses Made To Turn Heads

We’ll always adore designer holiday party cocktail dresses made from luxurious velvet and sequin fabrics. Luckily, dresses like the Cornelia side ruched velvet gown by Ulla Johnson exist and guarantee an unforgettable entrance. Firstly, we adore the flattering ruched waist detailing, chic high neckline, and eye-catching red-orange hue. Therefore, we’ll be adding the Papillon leather shoulder bag by Elleme to compliment the natural, fall-inspired shade of the velvet. And our heels? The Lxia 95 biscuit patent leather sandals by Jimmy Choo will lengthen the look of our legs and let the gorgeous color of this dress do all the talking!

Finally, lovers of slinky sequin mini dresses will adore the Salina sequined V-neck mini dress by 16 Arlington. Firstly, it’s the ideal dress for dancing the night away! Make this your go-to for office parties, Christmas cocktails, or maybe even NYE! Secondly, it’ll dazzle all the more with silver accessories. We recommend the knot leather clutch bag by Bottega Veneta and 60mm Lollo mirror leather slingback heels by Dolce & Gabbana!



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