Every holiday season, it’s fairly certain that you’ll see a sea of little black dresses at the different parties you attend. Of course, a simple black dress is undeniably classy. But after seeing so many, you’ll likely want to mix it up a little.
Long-sleeved lace dresses are the perfect alternative to a little black dress for a formal holiday party. The lace adds a unique, pretty touch to your outfit while keeping it festive and fancy enough for your surroundings. In addition, lace dresses can often hang loose while still flattering your figure — two key attributes to any party outfit.
With these dresses, it’s best to keep your jewelry and accessories relatively simple, so you don’t distract from the intricate lace sleeves. Opting for a simple gold necklace, bangles, or dangly earrings with a classic updo will ensure you look stunning without taking away from the dress.
Babaton Rafael Dress
Get it at Aritzia for $165 CAD
If you want to indulge and let loose at your holiday party, you can rest assured that this dress hugs in all the right places. The dress’ comfortable, stretchy lace offers the best of both worlds: it’s form-fitting enough to create a flattering silhouette without being skin-tight.
ASOS Pretty Lace Mini Prom Dress
Get it at ASOS for $129.64.
With its cinched waist, this dress creates a uniquely flattering shape on anyone. The dress’ full skirt is especially fun for a party, and its bold colour will make sure your outfit leaves a bold impression.
Bardot Antoinette Lace Off-The Shoulder Mini Dress
Get it at Urban Outfitters for $169 CAD
Who says your holiday party dress has to have full sleeves? This dress is an especially flirty pick and will definitely differentiate your long-sleeve dress from other attendees. In addition, the dress’ loose sleeves ensure that your outfit is still breathable — critically important at a party.
Lace Maxi Dress
Get it at H&M for $69.99
Hoping that your holiday party would give you the chance to wear a long gown? Then this is the perfect choice for you. With its long lace sleeves and dramatic open back, this dress is equal parts elegant and risque.