4 Top Trends in Holiday Party Dresses

A holiday party is your chance to shine in some of the most beautiful cocktail dresses of the season. Here are 4  top trends in holiday party dresses to make you look and feel glam this magical time of year.


What to Wear to a Holiday Party l Black shift dress with sequin sleeves l styled by Fabulous After 40

1.  Shimmer Trend

When the holiday party dress code calls for all-out glam ( especially at New Years’), some shimmery sequins will make you look like a movie star. Don’t be shy about decking yourself out in a sequined sleeved dress. This is the time of year to go all out. Feminine silver sandals are every bit as dressy as this 80s-inspired dress.


Holiday Party Dress l Red and Black Floral l styled by Fabulous After 40

1.  Florals

Look festive and stand out in a gorgeous black and red fit and flare dress with the most elegant sheer sleeves. This beautiful dress twists and turns as you move, showing off your feminine figure.   Sexy suede shoes and a fab red sequin clutch give this dress an ultra-glam look.  This would be great for New Year’s and Valentine’s Day too!

Christmas party dress l Bronze beaded floral | styled by Fabulous After 40


2.  Beading

You’ll see a lot of beautiful holiday party outfits with beading this year.  A sleek beaded dress is a gorgeous look and so more lively than your typical black cocktail dress.

Wear this elegant dress with metallic pumps and pretty crystal jewelry. Complete this look with a shimmering clutch and expect lots of compliments!



Holiday party dress l red satin cowl neck l styled by Fabulous After 40

4. Satin

Shiny, silky satin is making big news this Christmas. This satin cocktail dress with the cowl neck and the fit and flare shape is a beauty. All you need are some gold shoes and bags to make this dress look like a million bucks. Don’t forget a nice wrap for chilly winter nights.

Do you have suggestions for other holiday party dresses? Comment below. I’d love to hear what you’ll be wearing. Happy Holidays Glam Gals!

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3 thoughts on “4 Top Trends in Holiday Party Dresses

  1. Hi , love all your comments. I’m tall 5.11 I consider myself trendy for my age I’m over 50 and I dress basically the same as you have put outfits together, my only down fall is I would love to wear over the knee dresses and a beautiful maxi dress. I’m a size 14 clothes, blue-eyed and golden blonde hair.

    Thanks .


    1. Hi Sharon,
      So glad you are enjoying the clothes styled on the blog. It must be challenging to get pants and dresses long enough. A maxi would look gorgeous on your tall frame. I would recommend Long Tall Sally- an online shop that has lovely things for tall women. Here is the link: http://us.longtallsally.com/
      Sen me a photo in your new maxi! Cheers, Deborah

  2. I love a gorgeous red dress for the holidays, but with my auburn hair the color can fight with my tresses a bit–but seriously the ensemble with the red dress is call me! I also love the proverbial “little black dress”–you just can’t go wrong with a classic. Love all of these outfits though!

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