16 Holiday Party Dresses You Can Also Wear to Your Engagement Party
Finding a dress for your engagement party is arguably the most fun bridal style venture of them all, because you're not held to the same standards as the big day itself. In other words: the only rule you have to follow when shopping for an engagement party dress is to find something that looks absolutely stunning! And like the frocks you'd wear to a holiday party, it should make some sort of statement—be it with a bold jewel tone, shimmering embellishments, or a striking silhouette. So why not double-dip and find a holiday party dress that can double as an engagement party dress? We happen to think it's a fabulous idea.
When you think "holiday party dress," you probably think sequins—and there's no reason you can't rock this sparkling embellishment to your post-proposal celebration, too. There are plenty of amazing sequin options from sexy slip dresses to more structured sheaths.
Beading and floral appliqués are another great way to capture the crowd's attention—whether it's when you're counting down to midnight or showing off your newfound bling.
If you're a less-is-more sort of gal, try to find something in a bold color, interesting fabric (hey, velvet!) or with an interesting architectural silhouette, like an asymmetrical flounced hem or bell sleeves. Of course, there's nothing wrong with a winter white (or blush) to keep it classic and bridal, either.
For both holiday and engagement party dress inspo, click through our selection of top styles—and get ready to party!
The Row Dress
The Row "Santi" Slip Dress, $2,250, barneys.com.
Needle & Thread Dress
Needle & Thread "Enchanted" Lace Dress, $599, revolve.com.
Peter Pilotto Dress
Peter Pilotto Metallic Chiffon Dress, $2,325, mytheresa.com.
Stella McCartney Dress
Stella McCartney Asymmetric Stretch-Cady and Sateen Dress, $1,275, net-a-porter.com.
Alice + Olivia Dress
Alice + Olivia "Carisa" Metallic Plissé-Crepe Gown, $715, net-a-porter.com.
The Reformation Dress
Reformation "Adeline" Dress, $148, thereformation.com.
Self Portrait Dress
Self Portrait 3D Floral Mini Dress, $445, modaoperandi.com.
Tibi Structured Crepe Bell Sleeve Dress, $395, tibi.com.
J.O.A. Satin Slipdress, $75, nordstrom.com.
Ministry of Style Dress
Ministry of Style "Embrace" Floaty Midi Dress, $300, shopbop.com.
H&M Sequined Dress, $69.99, hm.com.
Zara Crossover Velvet Dress, $49.90, zara.com.
Topshop Sequin Pleated Midi Dress, $240, topshop.com.
Misguided High Neck Pleated Velvet Swing Dress, $43, asos.com.
Badgley Mischka Dress
Badgley Mischka "Award Winner" gown, $70 rental/$620 purchase, renttherunway.com.
Co jewel-neck crepe cape dress, $318, neimanmarcus.com.