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Under-$300 Holiday Dresses

And Now, 18 Gorgeous Dresses To Wear To Your Next Holiday Party

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There’s nothing more daunting than receiving a party invite and subsequently feeling like you don’t have anything to wear. But equally as daunting? The overwhelming amount of party-ready pieces retailers and brands are releasing just in time for the celebratory gatherings to commence. Whether it’s a mini dress or an evening gown, when it comes to holiday dressing, a dress is the easiest solution to answering the age-old question, “What am I going to wear?”

The great thing about a holiday dress is that there aren’t really any rules. Fun, festive dresses come in all styles, textures, and silhouettes. On this list, our product experts made sure to include a little bit of everything, from off-the-shoulder necklines and puff sleeves to on-trend details like ruching, cutouts, sequins, and 3D embellishments.

Ahead, we’re sharing 18 of the most popular holiday dresses on the internet right now, all of which ring up under $300. There's an option below for all the winter occasions on your calendar, whether that means holiday parties, weddings, or work events. Keep scrolling for the full list, and grab your favorites while they’re still in stock.

December 7, 2022

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French Connection Ilvana Velvet Floral Cut Out Mini Dress

$148

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This is an easy-to-style mini dress simply because it’s already decked out in beautiful details: an embellished neckline, puff sleeves, and cutouts at the waist.

Free People Briella Midi Dress

$168

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A floral maxi dress has never been as elegant as it is in this ruched silhouette with puff sleeves and a sexy front slit.

Sam Edelman Fringe Turtleneck Sweater Dress

$148

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The fringe on this turtleneck sweater dress adds a fun detail that's fitting for a cocktail party.

Banana Republic Rita Velvet Maxi Dress

$220

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This velvet maxi dress has all of the beloved qualities of a slip dress: a bias cut, cowl neck, and cascading silhouette.

The Somerset Maxi Dress: Velvet Edition

$180

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One reviewer called this holiday dress “a keeper.”

Aureta Studio One-Shoulder Puff-Sleeve Dress

$248

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When you’re in the mood to make a statement, this attention-grabbing dress is the way to go. 

Reformation Alaine Silk Dress

$248

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Not a fan of green? This one also comes in two neutral colors: black and brown.

WAYF Cutout Mini Dress

$128

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If you want to wear a short dress that doesn't hug you, you’ve met your match. This dress features two cutouts and has a tailored fit that's relaxed through the hips.

J.Crew Velvet Jeweled Button-Front Mini Dress

$228

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Get dolled up for your next party in this luxe velvet mini dress complete with jeweled buttons down the front and sophisticated puff sleeves. 

Banana Republic Enchant Silk Shirtdress

$250

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Cinched at the waist, this silk shirt dress hugs in all the right places. Bonus: It’s machine washable.

Sam Edelman Feather Trim Sheath Dress

$158

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You can never go wrong with an LBD, especially one with a feather-embellished hem. 

Eliza J Long Sleeve Tuxedo Gown

$168

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With satin lapels and a front slit, this sophisticated dress combines the best qualities of a tuxedo and a ball gown.

Rails Gabriella Midi Dress

$248

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This cute midi dress is suited for a number of occasions—think holiday parties, weddings, or a night out on the town.

Hutch Sequin Bow Dress

$230

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This sequin bow dress was practically made for partying—just pair it with platform heels and party on.

Eliza J Crystal Fringe Sleeveless Sheath Dress

$168

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Another LBD, but a little more festive this time thanks to the shimmery fringe.

Lulus Always Celebrating Dark Green Satin Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress

$82

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According to one reviewer, the satin fabric, off-the-shoulder detail, and asymmetric design make this “the perfect holiday dress.”

Katie May Boss Lady Mini Cape Dress

$285

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This unique dress is one of Revolve’s best-sellers. No wonder it has a nearly perfect 5-star rating.

Tularosa Deena Midi Dress

$238

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This velvet dress has tons of beautiful details: button closures, an open back, and a thigh-high slit.

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