The holiday season is just around the corner, and as always, we’re so excited for the festive period ahead. It’s the perfect time to enjoy getting dressed up and embracing our glamorous side! It also means getting to attend fun-filled parties with our family and friends. If you usually go to an annual Christmas party or will be headed to another big event around this time of the year, it’s a great idea to plan your outfit in advance. Having that dress ready to go can mean you’re prepared for any last-minute invitations, as well as ones planned months in advance. As the big occasion approaches, you can enjoy the build-up without worrying about what you’ll wear. The dress you pick might depend a little on the tone and style of the event, but for most parties, a cocktail dress is the most appropriate choice. Unless the party is a very formal dinner, a short or midi-length dress is ideal. Christmas party dresses can reflect the holiday spirit with sparkling embellishments, on-theme colors or just simply a glamorous vibe that best suits your own taste. It can be fun to embrace the season in shades such as red, emerald green, gold, and silver. That being said, it’s definitely not essential! To help you pick out your perfect look, we’ve put together 5 of the best cocktail dresses that we love for the upcoming festivities. Red Embellished Fitted Cocktail Dress 4552 Rock around the Christmas tree in this jaw-dropping sheer red cocktail dress! Super sexy and perfect for a holiday party, this dress is one to get you noticed. It includes all-over embellishment with a deep plunging v-neckline and sleeveless bodice. The silhouette is completely fitted, showing off your figure from every angle. It includes a low v-shaped back and short length skirt. If you’re in the mood to steal a kiss under the mistletoe this season, this dress will definitely secure you a spot with whoever you have your eye on. Team it up with sleek straight hair, a pair of towering silver heels and matching jewelry. Black Gold Long Sleeve Beaded Cocktail Dress 1761 This black and gold cocktail dress has a very classic feel. Featuring long sleeves, a plunging neckline with mesh insert and a fitted silhouette throughout, this is a comfortable and elegant choice. The sparkling gold bead-work gives this design a festive spin, adding some subtle sparkle and glamour to an otherwise refined black design. The long sleeves make this a practical choice for anyone set to experience colder temperatures this Xmas, and it will easily team up with a simple black coat or jacket should the weather outside be frightful. The best part about this cocktail dress is that it will work year-round for any type of night out, date or party. It’s a chic staple that you can dress up with a range of accessories to switch up the final look. For the holiday season, you could add a red velvet clutch bag or some festive inspired jewelry to complete your look. A matte red lipstick teamed with chandelier earrings would make for a very sophisticated finish. Red Plunging Neck Ruched Waist Short Dress 3059 For any holiday party, it’s hard to go wrong in red. It instantly makes people feel festive and warm. It’s also sexy and firey, a perfect combination for attending an event where you want to feel your best. This crimson beauty includes a deep plunging neckline with a ruched waist and bodice. It has long sleeves with a high wrap-style leg slit and all-over sparkling embellishment. The ultimate Xmas party dress, this design ticks every box. It’s daring and feminine, showing off your curves without being too revealing. The long sleeves add a modest feel to perfectly balance out this design. It’s a sophisticated look that will make you feel like a star as you mingle with party guests and dance the night away. Team this red hot dress with a pair of gold or black heels, a matching shoulder bag, and a smoky eye. Keep the rest of your look simple to let your striking dress choice remain the focus. Silver Gold Fully Embellished Fitted Short Dress 62112 With metallic tones currently trending, now is the perfect time to embrace this fashion trend. It works perfectly for a holiday party and still looks very timeless too. Case in point? This glittering embellished silver and gold short dress! Crafted on a nude base for a sexy naked illusion look, this design includes all-over beadwork that will shimmer and shine on any type of night out. The silhouette itself is easy to wear with a form-fitting structure. It includes a deep plunging neckline (with mesh insert to make it easy to wear), spaghetti straps and a low v-shaped back. The skirt drops to around knee-length in a bodycon style. This piece was made to flaunt your figure and hug every curve beautifully. It’s a glamorous and fashionable look that will shine bright at any party. To complete this dress, pair it up with simple nude or beige heels and a matching clutch. Keep makeup simple with a glowy beauty look and natural loose hair. A French manicure and a spritz of a Christmas-inspired perfume are the best finishing touches. Grey Gold Feather Neckline Evening Dress 66239 If you’d prefer to choose something a little more unexpected, this grey and gold midi-length dress holds the answer. Ideal for women of all ages but in particular, a great choice for mature women, this elegant silhouette and style is just so gorgeous. It features an off-the-shoulder bodice with grey feather trim and a fitted look throughout, with a skirt that’s a little longer than the average cocktail dress. It falls to around below knee-length, which creates a very sophisticated silhouette. Covered in brocade detailing, this piece has a festive feel that makes it suitable for holiday events. It would also still fit in perfectly at a wedding or another special occasion, giving you room to re-wear it. To complete this outfit, team it up with gold accessories to bring out the gold detailing on the dress. Loose wavy hair and a chocolatey brown lipstick would combine perfectly to top off this design.