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Holiday Dressing In Style

It’s official. The holiday season is here and I have a ton of Christmas parties to go to. Along with stressing over what gifts to get loved ones, there is the added stress of finding outfits appropriate for these events.

Holiday parties I find, are hard to dress for. For the most part, the parties I’m attending involve not only close friends, but family members and co-workers too…so, out goes a lot of dress options like v-necks that hit your belly button, side-boob dresses and those floor-length lace numbers that designers expect normal people to wear over a bra and panties. These options won’t work for me.

So, here are my picks for holiday dresses that would suit everyone and not send your poor, old, crotchety Aunt Mildred into cardiac arrest by offending her delicate 30s era sensibilities.

  1. I bought this little number from Zara for my mother-in-law’s Christmas bash. Super excited to wear it! Still available online…

Lace Dress, Zara 

Zara Christmas Holiday Dress Style Domination

2. I thought this dress was awesome! A gorgeous cranberry colour with really nice arm detail – stand out from the crowd!

Lavish Alice Velvet and Sequin Open Sleeve Dress, Revolve Clothing


Alice & Olivia Christmas Holiday Dress Style Domination

3. This dress is gorgeous with it’s bronze-coppery floral detail against its charcoal background. Has a bit of a vintage flair – love it.

Laurey Dress, Ted Baker

Ted Baker Laurey

4. Umm yeaahhhh…I’ll be needing this dress. Totally gorgeous! Redheads – you need this dress too!

Topshop Sleeveless Pleated Midi Dress, Nordstrom

Topshop Holiday Christmas Dress Style Domination

5.  How cute is this dress? Love the bright, white, silvery shine! This dress is backless too for a little sauciness!

Tabitha Dress, Dress the Population

Nordstrom Holiday Christmas Party Dress Style Domination

6.  HOW CUTE IS THIS!!??? NEED! Kate Spade is so great at fun, flirty, feminine dresses! Love how this is great for a Christmas/Holiday party, but you can wear it all year round. Well done!

Colorblock Bow Back Dress, Kate Spade

Kate Spade Holiday Christmas Party Dress Style Domination
Love, love, love!

7. Feminine, lady-like, different, perfect.

Dress Sense Wine Dress, Style Keepers

Dress Sense Dress Holiday Christmas Party Style Domination

8. Lovely little Ted Baker frock. Love the gold embroidery against the black satin bodice. The swishy skirt is beautiful too.

Shamari Dress, Ted Baker

Ted Baker Shamari Dress Holiday Christmas Party Style Domination

9. Velvet is huge this season – some really nice options at Zara and Aritzia. Loving this sweet, off-the-shoulder, velvet mini courtesy of Zara.

Short Velvet Dress, Zara

Zara Dress Holiday Christmas Party Style Domination

Got any  “go-to” stores for fabulous dresses? Please share in the comments sections!


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Dominique Baker
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  1. December 4, 2015 / 3:37 pm

    Why can I only like this post once and not for every single dress in it ?!?! Such a fantastic collection of party dresses… love each and every one of them…
    Love, Kathleen x

    • December 4, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      Thanks, Kathleen! Trust me – I did my research! Lots of bad dresses out there. Thanks for reading! xoxoxo

  2. December 4, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    What the heck, I love all of these looks! So hard to choose a favorite, lol!

  3. December 4, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    Beautiful selections, great work! Do you plan on doing a post for New Year dresses? I’d love to see one! xx

    • December 4, 2015 / 5:59 pm

      I sure do! Thanks for keeping me on my toes, luv. Hope you are well!!! xoxoxoxo

  4. December 4, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    All great, yet different options for holiday parties! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. December 4, 2015 / 5:17 pm


    Oh wow, that’s an incredible selection! I am OBSESSED with the velvet Zara dress – I’ll need to find it asap!

    I can usually find the best dresses i either Mango, H&M and Zara, those are usually the first stores I go to when I’m out dress-hunting. ?

    Lovely post!

    Have a wonderful day. ?


    • December 4, 2015 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks, Dora!! I hope you get the little velvet dress! I tried it on and it’s super cute! Great price at $49.90 CAD. Thanks for reading!! xo

  6. December 4, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    LOVE your picks – that lead photo was all the shades of green is AMAZING! Wow what style.

    • December 5, 2015 / 9:54 am

      Thanks! That pic I “borrowed” from the Jo Malone website! ?

      • December 5, 2015 / 11:03 am

        It’s beautiful and I’m glad you shared it! ?

  7. December 5, 2015 / 12:31 am

    Oooooh, ok, so my 2 fav looks are the black and pink one coz it reminds me of one of Audrey H’s getups in Breakfast at T, and how cute and clever is that bow at the back? And then the bodyhugging wine-red dress with the cutouts. I think both would get me that kiss under the mistletoe! ( :

    • December 5, 2015 / 9:54 am

      Oh definitely! Super hot and feminine looks!! Thanks for reading babe!

  8. December 5, 2015 / 12:59 am

    I’m in love with the Kate Spade Dress!!! <3

  9. December 5, 2015 / 10:37 am

    They are all so lovely…my two favorites are the red velvet sleeveless and the black with the gold embroidery… I love to shop for my dresses at Nordstrom and Macys! 🙂

  10. December 7, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    Wow! Fabulous! Love them all! Must have the shimmery one from Dress the Population! That is so me and so Glam & Sassy! xo Gina

    • December 8, 2015 / 12:56 pm

      Gina! It’s so you! You may have to treat yourself! Thanks for reading, babe!

  11. December 9, 2015 / 1:32 am

    Oh heavens, #3!! 🙂

    Calvin Klein frocks are my go-to. They seem to straddle that difficult line between okay-for-work-friends and full-on holiday fabulous. 😉

    • December 9, 2015 / 12:59 pm

      YES! I agree! They are cut really well and he offers so many fun designs!

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