You’ve been sent the date of your work festive party and the pressure clock starts ticking. Put down the wine and panic not. At Nasty Gal, we’ve got enough Christmas dresses to serve your festivities ’till 2025. Think statement greens, velvet minis, and timeless little red numbers. Read on to check out our top picks of Christmas party dresses for 2021. All you need to focus on is the free bar.
Red Christmas Dresses
It’s a well-known fact; red pops in December more than any other month. So now is the time to secure a cute red dress inspired by Mrs Clause herself. Known for its links with desire and attraction, a red Christmas dress channels festive fun while adding a sexy twist to those evening plans. Style a slinky red, satin slip dress with black strappy heels and complete the look with a sleek up-do. Or, if dancing tops your agenda, wear a red mini smock dress, pair with knee-high heeled boots, and hang around mistletoe for that cute co-worker.
Sequin Party Dresses
Nothing sings Christmas party more than a statement sequin number. With enough sparkle to challenge the star on top of the tree, a sequin dress intricately layered with glossy or matte embellishments will guarantee to deliver on extravagance. (A must for formal festivities.) Slip on a long sleeve sequin mini, add a pair of chunky heels, and top the look with a red lip. Or, dial up the dynamics with multicolor and prints, and pair with simple accessories.
Christmas Sweater Dresses
Keep it on the casual side with a Christmas sweater dress. Made using one continuous thread to create interlocking loops, a sweater dress provides stretch and flexibility to reduce restrictions and show off the contours of your body. It’ll keep you warm and well-dressed too – a necessity for al fresco events. For a winter wonderland-themed do, style a long sleeve bodycon sweater dress with tights and heeled boots. Or, why not team a sleeveless knit dress over a crisp white shirt and thigh-highs. Don’t be afraid to throw in a pattern or five, it’s Christmas after all.
Plush and elegant, velvet needs no introduction to the world of sexy Christmas dresses. Made using woven tufted fabric with a short dense pile, velvet is distinctively soft and luxurious, cozily hugging your frame. Style a maroon velvet midi with a sweetheart neckline that shows off your décolletage, and add a simple strappy heel. Or, wear a long sleeve velvet bodycon with mules that add a pop of color and a longline winter coat (for the cab to the after-party).
Green Christmas Dresses
If you decide to go down the cute Christmas dresses route but don’t fancy red, take inspiration from our friends’ holly and ivy and switch it up with a seasonal green dress. Style a bright green mini shirt dress with white boots and a snake print purse. Or, play with textures and style a jacquard green mini with fluffy heels and gold jewelry. FYI, emerald green looks great with peaches, pinks, and of course ruby red, so accessorize with pops of color for a bold party look.