Chances are you're headed to your fair share of holiday parties this season. If that's the case, you're probably figuring out exactly what you'll be wearing for each and every event. You know one piece that works every single time? A black dress. Whether it's a simple LBD or a super-festive style covered in ruffles, metallic details, or luxe velvet, a black dress can never steer you wrong for a holiday party.
If you're thinking about ordering one now, I have some great news: Some of the best styles can be found on Amazon. Yep, that means you can put your Prime membership to good use just in time for the holidays. Ahead, I'm breaking down the very best styles by price, so you can add a piece to your holiday wardrobe, no matter what your budget is.
Occasionally, one holiday event might stand out above all the rest—whether it's a formal Christmas gala or a sophisticated New Years' Eve soirée—and those special moments require an equally special dress. Alternatively, perhaps you plan to invest in one dress and wear it to every party this season to make the most of its cost per wear. Either way, both call for an investment piece, and if you didn't think you could find such a thing on Amazon, think again.
Vera Wang Off The Shoulder Draped Gown with Peplum ($1048)
A dress that looks like a top and skirt but is actually one flowing piece is my favorite kind. The sleeves delicately hanging off the shoulders add the perfect touch to an otherwise elegant and sophisticated dress.
Nicole Miller Women's Beaded Crochet Gown ($1143)
If you're seeking something slightly alternative and perhaps provocateur, this Nicole Miller dress fits the bill.
Dolce & Gabbana Mock-Neck Crystal Chandelier Dress ($1819)
Something about this chandelier screams holidays. If your personal taste is a little funky and eclectic, this dress is for you.
Saint Laurent Womens Dress Winter ($3612)
Blazer dresses are winter's answer to summer's frilly frocks, and this dress is Saint Laurent's answer to blazer dresses.
Now that you're convinced you can find luxury pieces on Amazon, why stop there? The price range between $500 and $1000 is the sweet spot, where you can find stunning dresses that will take you straight through the holiday season without completely breaking the bank.
Monique Lhuillier Lace Midi Cocktail Dress ($537)
Winter florals might officially replace spring florals with this dress.
Ted Baker Women's Amaali ($640)
The collar and beaded appliqué instantly transform this simple black dress into a holiday fashion feast.
A key to getting through the holiday season is setting a budget that you're forced to stick to, from dinners you have to attend to gifts you have to bring and the dresses you have to wear, the holiday season is known to become very expensive, very quickly. Fortunately, a dress between $300 and $500 is sure to draw compliments all night while leaving the rest of your budget open for your other holiday obligations.
Likely Presley Feather Trim Strapless Gown ($382)
A little feather trim never hurts… In fact, we think it's exactly what this holiday season needs.
Ramy Brook Rikki Fringe Mini Dress ($468)
I'm pretty sure that this dress is the definition of "fun and flirty."
Scratch one dress for the entire holiday season; you're hoping for a couple of key pieces you can rotate through depending on the occasion. That's when a dress below $300 is ideal. The best part about these dresses is you can wear them repeatedly throughout the year, no holiday party necessary, to get the most value out of each purchase.
Adrianna Papell Knit Crepe Evening Gown with Bow Detail ($179)
This bow-wrapped dress is a holiday gift in and of itself.
For Love & Lemons Emerie Cutout Dress ($268)
For Love & Lemons is a fashion-girl favorite, and the ability to purchase one of its brand-defining cut-out dresses with Prime delivery is just a bonus.
Calvin Klein High Low Gown with Embellished Straps ($258)
This shortened midi ballgown-esque dress is made for a holiday princess.
Rachel Zoe Delia ($123)
An LBD (little black dress) with an LBF (little bit of frill).
When you're already spending half of your paycheck on gifts, who can afford to spend even more on a black dress? Focus your attention (and spending) on giving, and grab one of these chic affordable dresses.
City Chic LBD Tea Length Dress ($95)
A belted waist is always a winner.
Milumia Elegant Frilled Long Sleeve Pleated Fit & Flare Dress ($35)
Pleats make everything better, and this dress is no exception.
Muxxn Crew Neck Peplum Knee Length Party Pencil Dress ($35)
We're bringing peplum back with this form-fitting dress with an added flair.
Grace Karin Off Shoulder Batwing Cape Midi Dress ($25)
This voluminous cape exudes sophistication with a little much-needed drama.
Next: Find out what's in the eight-piece French-girl holiday wardrobe.
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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