Festive Christmas Dresses to Get You in the Spirit This Season

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Kitty Dress in Paisley
Draper James

This year, a social calendar stacked with parties and celebrations may be a thing of Christmas past, but we'll still be wearing our finest. After all, there are few things that put us in the Yuletide spirit quite like a festive dress in holiday-worthy hues. From cheery red and emerald green to old-school plaid and fresh florals, we've rounded up 15 dresses that'll make you look merry and feel bright!

Old Navy Cozy Textured-Knit Sweater Dress for Women

Old Navy Cozy Textured-Knit Sweater Dress for Women
Old Navy

BUY IT: $54.99; oldnavy.com

It's warm enough for patio dining and comfortable enough that you'll want to wear it curled up on the couch too. Bonus points for the holly jolly red.

LOFT Garden Shimmer Midi Dress

LOFT Garden Shimmer Midi Dress

BUY IT: $98; loft.com

Metallic threads give the midi festive flair, but a little black dress like this will long outlive the holidays.

Carly Shirt Dress in Angie Plaid

Carly Shirt Dress in Angie Plaid
Draper James

BUY IT: $135; draperjames.com

Because you can never go wrong with this timeless silhouette, especially in pretty plaid.

CeCe Bow Neck Short Sleeve Dress

CeCe Bow Neck Short Sleeve Dress

BUY IT: $90; nordstrom.com

We're calling it: emerald green, a ladylike bow, and a flounced hem are officially the holy trinity of holiday dresses.

Draper James Kitty Dress in Paisley

Kitty Dress in Paisley
Draper James

BUY IT: $88; draperjames.com

For a more casual look (and extra warmth!), wear a turtleneck underneath.

Eliza J Velvet Sheath Cocktail Dress

Eliza J Velvet Sheath Cocktail Dress
Nordstrom

BUY IT: $128; nordstrom.com

A flattering gathered waist and rich velvet make this simple sheath a perfect choice for Christmas dinner. It also comes in navy and hunter green.

LOFT Sprinkle Ruffle Flounce Dress

LOFT Sprinkle Ruffle Flounce Dress
LOFT

BUY IT: $89.50; loft.com

Wear it now with tights and jeans, then pair it with flats or mules when the weather warms up.

J. Crew Shift Dress in Floral Jacquard Dot

J. Crew Shift Dress in Floral Jacquard Dot
J. Crew

BUY IT: $128; jcrew.com

Whoever said black dresses were boring never laid her eyes on this subtly patterned one.

Antonio Melani Amhurst Fine Gauge Sweater Knit Mock Neck Flounce Hem Midi Dress

Amhurst Fine Gauge Sweater Knit Mock Neck Flounce Hem Midi Dress

BUY IT: $149; dillards.com

When it comes to cold-weather style, we're Team Winter White! (But if that's not your thing, the form-fitting frock comes in three more colors.)

Laney Corduroy Tiered Tunic Dress

Laney Corduroy Tiered Tunic Dress
Anthropologie

BUY IT: $148; anthropologie.com

For the crowd who doesn't delight in the usual suspects (ahem, red and green), try party-perfect lavender. Bonus points for corduroy, the trend of the season.

Who What Wear Women's Floral Print Puff Long Sleeve Dress

Women's Floral Print Puff Long Sleeve Dress
Target

BUY IT: $29.59; target.com

Pointy-toed black heels dress it up, but it'd look equally as cute (albeit a bit more casual) with tights and boots.

Maggy London Flutter Sleeve Stretch Velvet Faux Wrap Midi Dress

Maggy London Flutter Sleeve Stretch Velvet Faux Wrap Midi Dress
Dillard's

BUY IT: $138; dillards.com

The sophisticated look of a wrap dress without all the fuss of tying and re-tying? We're sold!

Prologue Women's Organza Puff 3/4 Sleeve Dress

Prologue Women's Organza Puff 3/4 Sleeve Dress

BUY IT: $30.39; target.com

The only thing we like more than the organza sleeves and the sweet bow at the back of the neck is the price.

Maggy London Tie Neck Sleeveless Metallic Plaid Chiffon Dress

Maggy London Tie Neck Sleeveless Metallic Plaid Chiffon Dress

BUY IT: $168; dillards.com

A little sparkle and shine is just what the doctor ordered for the year's unusual Yuletide season.

Pleated Wrap Dress in Glen Green

Banana Republic Pleated Wrap Dress
Banana Republic

BUY IT: $149; bananarepublic.com

Pretty in pleats! The mock-wrap dress also comes in caramel brown.

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