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It’s hard to make it through a block without feeling the essence of Christmas in the air. The sound of “Santa baby” echoing in the halls of every shopping centre. Twinkle lights and fake snowflakes scatter the streets, and red and green is beginning to sprinkle over the city. We all know this means Christmas is coming, but it also means that it’s time to start planning for holiday events and parties! I love this time of year, as it brings everyone together to drink eggnog (maybe a splash of wine) and have a night of giggles. I also love dressing up for these occasions, so I have put together a list of seven dresses to help you find your perfect outfit this holiday. The best part? All the dresses are under $100.00!
- Mini Dress
This dress from ZARA is perfect for any holiday gathering. It’s a little on the casual side, but can be dressed up with a bold red lip and heels. The rounded neck and loose fit is extremely flattering and will show off those amazing legs of yours. Pair this dress with some over the knee boots, and a fur coat to add a winter flare.
- Burgundy Bliss
This winter, deep red seems to be the Holiday party dress go-to colour. This dress is perfect because it is both comfortable and functional. It drapes down to your shins giving you a bit of extra warmth in the cold months to come. If you are wanting to wear this to a more formal occasion, throw on some black or beige stilettos and grab a nice clutch. This one looks great layered over a turtleneck for a more casual event. Find this dress at any Aritzia as well as online for only $75.00.
- LBD (Little Black dress)
This is always my most-wore option! Everyone needs to have a go-to LBD for the holiday season. This dress is form fitted with a beautiful slit up the side, hitting you in all the right places. The knit and extremely soft allowing you to feel comfortable all night long. You can find this dress online or at their retail location Double the Love & Co in North Vancouver. Pair this with some black strappy heels and you’ll be feeling hotter than that cocoa you’re drinking.
I know, some of you get cold gams. I’ve got you covered! I am a sucker for jumpsuits, and when it comes to this velvet, pleated set, you just can’t go wrong. With a cropped relaxed fit for the top and high rise wide leg bottoms, it will give you that perfect mix between dressy and casual. Urban Outfitters really nailed it with this one, and for under $100.00, wow.
- Winter Patterns
When you hear “winter patterns”, most people think of reindeer and Santa. AKA ugly Christmas sweaters. Not this time. This beautiful dress from Simons is the kind of “winter pattern” I want to wear out. This piece features a shiny embroidered floral covering the whole thing, almost creating the illusion of frost. Pair this with some heels, and you’ve got the feel of a little black dress, with a Holiday twist.
Is it even winter if you don’t add a turtleneck to your wardrobe?! This dress embodies holiday parties, with the lace cut outs on the shoulder to the singed waist and flare bottom. Its comfortable, chic and all around timeless – plus, you’ll be the only one not complaining about the cold. Find this dress at Anthropologie!
Last but definitely not least,Sequins! As 2017 comes to an end, we have New Year’s parties to consider. Why not kill two birds with one stone. This dress from The Latest Scoop is a statement, but a great one. The off the shoulder cut slims your shoulders while giving it a classier vibe. Perfect for a fun holiday gathering, and a classy December 31st night.
With all these amazing dresses to choose from, I hope you find the perfect number for you holiday season. As well, with every dress under $100.00, you won’t even feel any buyer’s remorse or stress! I personally can’t wait to get shopping, and because tis the season of giving, I want one lucky winner to get their shop on!
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