6 Maxi Dresses That Scream Holiday Party Chic

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Holiday party dresses

Six holiday party dresses.

We know how stressful it is to find a dress for that upcoming holiday party. And, with Q4 rounding out and all those end-of-the year projects wrapping up, not to mention planning for the holiday season, buying gifts, scheduling travel, family flying in and everything else you’ve got going on—we totally understand if finding a new dress is the least of your problems.

We’ve scoured the internet for high-quality, chic pieces that are perfect for a corporate event, fancy family dinner or a cozy Christmas celebration. All you have to do is scroll, add to cart, pull out your wallet and type in those digits.

Below are six stunning long dresses at a variety of price points, that are work-environment appropriate, but also classy, elegant and bound to get compliments.

Banana Republic Factory Halter Pleated Maxi Dress, $56 (bananarepublicfactory.gapfactory.com)

This beautiful, pleated satin dress features a stunning high-neck, thin straps and flowy style so you can comfortably eat and drink your way through the holiday party.

Anthropologie The Cecily Fit and Flare Sweetheart Dress by Maeve, $170 (anthropologie.com)

This stunning cap sleeve, sweetheart neckline midi dress features a super flattering flared silhouette and comes in a number of solid and patterned colors.

Reformation Frankie Velvet Dress, $298 (thereformation.com)

Nothing feels more holiday-esque than a velvet gown. We’re especially into the “pear” shade but there’s also a black version if you’re looking for a classic closet staple.

Abercrombie & Fitch Draped High-Neck Shell Midi Dress, $77.35 to $91 (abercrombie.com)

The front of this dress keeps it classy and corporate-like, while the stunning open-back allows you to tastefully show some skin and add a little drama.

Lulus Classic Elegance Wine Satin Sleeveless Mock Neck Maxi Dress, $88 (lulus.com)

This fabulous satin gown, featuring a knee-high slit, is a timeless dress style that you can wear over and over again. It comes in seven gorgeous neutral and bold shades.

Urban Outfitters Silence + Noise Yasemine Asymmetrical Maxi Dress, $69 (urbanoutfitters.com)

This seemingly simple dress is a subtly scandalous twist on a classic black gown. Don’t be fooled, it includes a figure-hugging silhouette, small thin slit and asymmetrical square neckline.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.