The holiday season is officially upon us as we celebrate and prepare to say goodbye to 2016. One of the most enjoyable parts of the season’s festivities is dressing up. That could be for a holiday party, New Year’s Eve, a Winter Ball or another exciting seasonal event.
We at Jovani feel that picking out the perfect outfit is a part of what makes these special events so enjoyable and memorable. That moment when you’ve found ‘the dress’ after so much trial and error. You’ve put on the perfect outfit on and get to primp for a great evening ahead!
With that festive excitement in mind, we’re giving a run down of our favorite picks the holiday events. These gowns and cocktail dresses will make you feel gorgeous and glamorous as you enjoy that glass of mulled wine. You can enjoy catching up with family and friends and get in the spirit of the holiday season.
The Best Dresses for the Holidays
Dress #1: Navy V neck Beaded Tulle Dress – Jovani Style 29085
This sheer midnight blue V neck dress is the sartorial equivalent of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting. Shimmering bead and sequin embellishments create an attention-grabbing focal point. These glittering additionals also create a slight festive touch.
This gown is perfect for Winter formal events. It’s a flattering sleeveless gown that features a slightly cinched waistline. That detail subtly highlights an hourglass silhouette.
The sheer tulle fabric brings a sense of flow and adds elegance. If you’re expecting to hit the dance floor, it will look great in motion too. Just be prepared to turn heads!
Another feature that makes this dress stand out is its plunging sheer back. This highlights your figure in a sophisticated and unexpected way. To make the most of this feature, opt to put your hair up and off your neck.
This dress is a great pick for both Christmas and Hannukah celebrations thanks to the beautiful deep blue hue.
Dress #2: Long Sleeve Jeweled Sheer Short Dress – Jovani Style 171300
You may be hunting for the right look for a less formal event such as a festive cocktail party. Opting for a shorter length is the way to go. Although there is a sea of shorter dresses out there, this one is definitely a cut above the rest.
This short jeweled dress is covered in sparkling crystal embellishments and looks effortlessly glamorous. It’s right up-to-date considering fashion’s current obsession with nude tones. It has that seamless body-meets-dress look.
The long sleeve flesh-colored mini-dress is figure-hugging and daring. It’s created to almost blend in with your body. It may look like it’s showing off a lot of skin, but it’s surprisingly concealing thanks to the strategically placed embellishments. Plus, it’s easy and comfortable to wear.
Wait for the Christmas lights to bounce off the crystals. There’s no way you won’t get noticed in this stand-out holiday cocktail dress. Complete the look by adding a clutch, a great pair of earrings and coordinated heels.
Dress #3: Red Sleeveless Cut Outs Dress – Jovani Style 39818
There’s nothing more festive than a red holiday dress. This cut out design will spread Xmas cheer while also being modern and unique. This look is perfect for winter formal events or to slip into when ringing in the New Year.
It features three cut-outs on the front – a triangle just above the navel and two small cuts near the shoulders – as well as two leg slits. This perfect holiday dress shows off just a hint of flesh in very flattering places. It also means you can show off your legs.
It may flash some skin, but this still looks dressed-up enough for the most formal occasion. It’s a perfect choice if you have great legs and love to highlight them. Turning to the back, there is a surprise in store – further cut outs expose more skin and add another hint of sexiness.
It’s a balanced look that shows off just the right amount to boost its sex appeal. That romantic shade of red is also great at any time of the year. You’ll be able to re-wear for a spring or summer wedding.
Dress #4: Black Fitted Sleeveless Cocktail Dress – Jovani Style 476331
There’s a good reason we all love a classic little black dress – they never fail us. This Hepburn-esque little dress has a vintage-inspired boat-neck cut. It also features on-trend lace-up corset-inspired side detail.
This unquestionably versatile piece is just right for dinner over the holidays or an office party. With the right accessories, it can also be given a more formal twist. Simply add the right necklace to take it up another level.
Although a shorter dress option, the mid-length cut lets your legs shine without being too short. There’s also a unique plunging ‘v’ at the back, adding another point of interest. This gives the timeless black dress a fresh update.
If ever having a moment of doubt, this is one of those dresses you can re-wear to so many occasions. You’ll reach for again and again. You’ll know you’ll instantly look gorgeous when you put it on.
Dress #5: Champagne Embellished Cap Sleeve Bodice Evening Ballgown – Jovani Style 26976
Champagne is another one of those universally flattering tones. It illuminates skin’s natural glowy hues. This gown is adorned with embellishments on the front and back bodice section.
The waist of this evening gown is cinched and the skirt half has gorgeous pleated fabric. This creates flow and makes the movement of this gown special. The addition of a side pocket is both stylish and convenient.
The pocket detail means you can free yourself of a clutch and still have one or two essentials close to hand.This sleeveless gown also highlights your arms. The longer skirt section has an elongating effect, making your legs look extra long.
Complete Your Look
When you have your Christmas dress selected – don’t forget makeup to complete your look. Coming up on the Jovani blog, we’ll be chatting to makeup expert Christina Chen of Makeup by Q. Christina was voted by Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the top Instagram makeup artists to follow.
She’ll be dishing out her professional advice for event makeup and more – exclusively to us. Follow her on instagram to see her amazing makeup work and stay tuned!
Share your personal picks with us. Send us your favorite Jovani holiday cocktail dresses for the season on Instagram and Twitter. Don’t forget that all of our holiday Christmas dresses are available in plus size options!