Be the Life of the Party with These Holiday Dress Ideas

If you’ve already started stressing about finding the perfect holiday dress, no need to fear! Renting with Armoire makes getting dressed for this year’s holiday parties a breeze. By choosing to rent instead of purchase your holiday dress, you’ll save money and avoid adding another space-wasting style to the back of your closet. With inventory of hundreds of holiday-ready styles and a team of sparkle-loving stylists here to lend a hand, you’ll be party ready in no time!

Scroll on for Armoire-approved holiday dress ideas that are guaranteed to impress come party season.


Sparkle in Sequins

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All eyes will be on you in a sparkling sequin number! These classic holiday dresses are guaranteed to dazzle on the dance floor and photograph great for the ‘Gram. While the body-con shape may feel a tad intimidating at first amidst all the holiday eating, there’s no need to worry! The stretchy fabric ensures you’ll be able to comfortably move and groove all NYE long.

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A fur coat will keep you nice and cozy in the cold (and looks great with a white tee and jeans the next day). Add a leg-lengthening pair of nude pumps and a simple black clutch to finish off the look.

Forget the LBD, Try a LRD (Little Red Dress)

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Let’s be real, not all holiday events require glitzy party dresses. Thankfully, there are plenty of holiday dress ideas that are perfect for semi-casual or professional settings. A daring crimson dress ensures you look festively chic, no matter the occasion. This classic Christmas shade flatters any skin tone, and looks great with sparkling silver and gold. Perfect for kissing your sweetie under the mistletoe, and pairing under a black blazer for work the next week!

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Don’t let cold weather ruin the fun! Keep warm by layering your look with a pair of black tights. Add a sequin bomber if you’re feeling extra festive.

Stun in a Slinky Velvet Number

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Add a bit of texture to your holiday look with a slinky velvet number. You’re sure to look sleek, sexy and party-ready! Choose a more fitted silhouette with a plunging neckline for a super sultry look, or try a rich scarlet or emerald shade for an extra oopmh of holiday spirit. A glass of wine makes for the perfect party accessory to finish the look.

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Elevate your look with luxe leather accessories. A simple clutch and black strappy heels let the dress do all the talking. Paired with a faux fur coat, you’re sure to look like a million bucks!

Shine Bright in Metallic

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Look picture-perfect this holiday season in a show stopping metallic dress. The glittering fabric is made for dancing the night away under twinkling lights. I mean, who doesn’t love getting dolled up during the holidays!

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Let the dress really shine (no pun intended) by pairing it with black accessories. Don’t shy away from interesting details like a textured leather or funky heel, which add even more excitement to the look.

Try a Touch of Gold

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If you aren’t really the holiday dress type, you’re certainly not alone. Try the classic combination of black and gold for an easy last minute look. The touch of metallic will keep you merry without feeling over the top. A unique print or textured fabric adds just enough interest ensures all eyes are on you. Finish the look with red lipstick for a touch of holiday cheer!

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When it comes to holiday party outfits, more is more! Keep the theme going with gold accessories. An all-black jacket brings balance to the shimmery look.

Ditch the Dress, Try a Jumpsuit

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While this holiday dress idea isn’t exactly a dress, we know you’ll be a fan. Instead of fidgeting and tugging at an uncomfortable dress, you’ll be out on the dance floor busting a move. We promise once you try a jumpsuit, you’ll never go back to wearing dresses on New Year’s Eve!

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Tis the season to try something new! Mix things up with a metallic jacket or a shimmery silver clutch and heel combo. More of a minimalist? Stick to a classic leather jacket and strappy black pumps.

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