Finding the Perfect Holiday Party Dress

Holiday parties are in full swing, so let’s talk how to find the perfect holiday party dress for you!

Finding the Perfect Holiday Party Dress with Rent the Runway on Louella Reese | Navy Lace Mini Dress, Christmas Party Dress

c/o ERIN erin fetherson dress (to buy) | similar suede navy heels | similar faux fur stole | c/o lisi lerch navy tassel earrings | david yurman cable cuff | david yurman cable ring

Anyone else absolutely love all of the parties that fill your calendar during the holiday season? I love just about any excuse to dress up and holiday parties are the absolute perfect opportunity to do so!

The last five years, we’ve attended Joshua’s office Christmas party. He is with a new company this year and sadly they don’t have a Christmas party, so if you need a plus one for Christmas party, let me know haha. But really, I’m using helping y’all prepare for your holiday parties as an excuse to wear pretty dresses that are holiday party ready!

So today post features one of my top picks after reviewing page after page on Rent the Runway’s site. Now navy my not be your immediate thought when thinking of a Christmas party dress. However, navy is a great option – it sets you apart from 95% of the crowd that’ll choose red, black, or green AND you’ll be able to wear it again for several different occasions. 

PHOTOS BY KRISTEN BISHOP DAY

Finding the Perfect Holiday Party Dress with Rent the Runway on Louella Reese | Navy Lace Mini Dress, Navy Tassel Earrings
Finding the Perfect Holiday Party Dress with Rent the Runway on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Navy Lace Mini Dress, Christmas Party Dress
Finding the Perfect Holiday Party Dress with Rent the Runway on Louella Reese | Navy Lace Mini Dress, Christmas Party Dress, Faux Fur Stole
Finding the Perfect Holiday Party Dress with Rent the Runway on Louella Reese Blog | Navy Lace Mini Dress, Christmas Party Dress
Finding the Perfect Holiday Party Dress with Rent the Runway on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Navy Lace Mini Dress, Christmas Party Dress, Faux Fur Stole
Finding the Perfect Holiday Party Dress with Rent the Runway on Louella Reese | Navy Lace Mini Dress, Christmas Party Dress

Tips for Finding the Perfect Holiday Party Dress

Follow Your Personal Style 

It is your time to shine. Show those coworkers what you got! And I don’t mean high hemlines or low-cut necklines. I mean, show them your style! Show them what you love and strut yourself into that party! If you love the color red, rock it. If lace is your thing, find the sweetest lace dress you can. If heels aren’t your thing, don’t wear them. Find a cute pair of ballet flats and dance the night away – trust me, your feet will be happier too. 

What I’m saying is, be you! Wear what you love, what you’re comfortable in, and what makes you feel good and excited! 

Have Fun! 

Now while I think it’s important to stick to find a dress that fits your personal style, I also think you should push the limits just a little bit. Try something a little more adventurous or feminine or sassy, whatever it is that’s your style, just a little more of it. Holiday parties are the time to a little extra! People use the opportunity to take it up a notch and you should too! 

Remember Comfort 

While the fun dress may be well, fun, you need to make sure it’s also comfortable. If you’re going to be messing with the sequins all night to make sure they’re in order or pulling down the dress that’s a little too short, you’re not going to feel comfortable. Which then results in you not feeling so confident. Which may lead to you not have as much fun as you could. See that rabbit hole we just went down, you don’t want to go there! Comfort is always key! Even for holiday parties! 

P.S. if you’re not interested in buying a new dress – Rent the Runway is an awesome option. Especially for calendar full of parties! The dress I’m wearing today is available on their site and I will also be sharing another from them later this week. Over the years I have styled them for several holiday parties – a sassy white lace number and a little white mini. I also recently shared an honest review of their unlimited program. 

40 Comments

  1. dana mannarino
    December 4, 2018 / 8:43 am

    LOVE this dress for a holiday party! Navy is just too classic. I always have to put comfort and function over style (unfortunately)…I hate playing with a dress or top all night, ruins the fun! haha

    The Champagne Edit

  2. December 4, 2018 / 10:01 am

    That dress is stunning! I love the choice of navy this time of year – it looks so pretty against all the reds & greens.

  3. Emily | Life with Emily
    December 4, 2018 / 10:14 am

    well this dress is simply darling! I love the details on it & how you paired it with a chic snood!

  4. December 4, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    The Christmas party is the perfect time to show your personal style! I feel like my work wardrobe is so much more boring than my true personal style!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  5. December 4, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    This dress is really pretty! I love the lace details and the way you styled it is so chic!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  6. December 4, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    Such a lovely dress! The lace details are really pretty!

  7. December 5, 2018 / 2:20 am

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous babe! I am loving the color and the lace is such a pretty detail!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  8. Lisa Autumn
    December 5, 2018 / 7:24 am

    Oh this dress suits you so well babe!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  9. December 5, 2018 / 8:07 am

    You look stunning and I love the dress!

  10. December 5, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    How gorgeous are you!! This really is the perfect holiday dress!

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

  11. December 6, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    That dress is stunning! I love Navy dresses it’s so perfect for so many different occasions! You can wear it so many different times. I think I need to get it.

    • December 6, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Thank you Renee! Completely agree with you – very versatile to wear several different times.

      xo Laura Leigh

  12. Stephanie
    December 7, 2018 / 9:39 am

    I can’t get over how stunning this dress is on you, friend! The navy color was a great choice. Definitely better than the classic red or green! And it has pockets? I’m sold!

    • December 10, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Aw thank you Stephanie! So glad you agree. And yes, about the pockets. I didn’t realize it until we snapped these photos and then proceeded to squeal OMG it has pockets haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. December 7, 2018 / 10:55 am

    This dress is gorgeous! Also, wherever you are at is just beautiful.

    • December 10, 2018 / 8:50 am

      Thank you! It is a beautiful bed and breakfast here in Charlotte – has so much charm!

      xo Laura Leigh

  14. December 10, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    I love holiday style — it’s always so fun!

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