Holiday Party Dress Ideas to Consider for This Winter’s Black Tie Occasions

Now fall is upon us, it won’t be long before the holiday party season begins. There is nothing like some black-tie glamor to celebrate the festive season, so if you’re expecting to be attending galas or other lavish events over the Holiday period, it can be fun to start planning out the ideas for the perfect holiday party dress to step out in later this year.

One of the best things for shopping for special occasion clothing for the holiday and New Year season is that it is the one time of year when nothing is really considered ‘too much’ when it comes to sparkle, and so it is certainly the most fun season to shop for if you love to let out your glamorous side! But what are some ideas to consider when picking out the perfect holiday party dress for this winter’s black-tie occasions?

Colors to Step Out In

Metallics are staying on trend for occasion wear, as they have been for a while now. However, it can be interesting to step away from classic gold and silver and look at some other metal colors that can give a really striking look, while adding a modern twist to the look. Gunmetal and titanium colors can offer a depth that looks amazing in fabrics with a sheen such as satin or taffeta. And platinum is a way to add a brightness to your metallics that can look incredible with darker skin tones. If you are not keen on wearing cool colors like these, then bronze or copper can give a warmer tone while also bringing a wintry feel to your outfit.

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Etro Spring/Summer 2020 Collection
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If metal colors aren’t a passion for you, then jewel colors are also a good option for the perfect black-tie holiday party dress. Deep purples, emerald greens, ruby reds, and sapphire blues are all classy ways to wear a stand-out color. Peacock and fuchsia are also good choices if you prefer something more frivolous!

Fashion Trends That Never Go Out of Style


Classic necklines for occasion wear really never go out of style. So, if you already have a preference for halterneck, sweetheart necklines, strapless or any other popular cut, then there is no reason to change anything this season! However, if you want to try something more trend-focused, then very deep plunging necks and backs are a good way to wow the people at your parties (if you’re brave enough) and asymmetric dresses with one sleeve or shoulder are a less daring way to incorporate a fashionable and interesting twist to your look. A cowl neckline can be a flattering way to stand out, if you don’t enjoy wearing low cut gowns but want to keep attention on the upper body.

Holiday Party Dress by Jovani
Nude High Slit Fringe Skirt Evening Dress by Jovani
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For Christmas and other glamorous winter parties, textures always fall on the most lavish end. Heavier fabrics that don’t make sense for summer occasions such as velvet and more structured taffeta are solid choices. Lace is also a good option if you prefer a dress with detail to its main structure rather than a solid block of bold color or black. Lace overlays with beaded embellishments can add a luxury touch that can be a subtle way to include some sparkle.

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If you are looking for some inspiration in terms of fabric and texture, take a look at the couture dresses on the Jovani website. The Jovani couture dresses are worn at red carpet and black-tie events all over the world by celebrities and fashionistas. Take a look at their current popular designs and you can definitely find some fun ideas for holiday party looks for winter 2019. You can also find out where your nearest Jovani stockist is on their website.

Skirt Cuts

The silhouettes of this season’s occasionwear can really allow you to experiment with a look you may not have tried before by embracing the ubiquitous midi skirt trend in your evening wear. Midi lengths offer a way to make a classic occasion dress feel very much of the current season without going for anything too faddy or trendy. If you aren’t a fan of the midi look, which can be less flattering than a long gown or cocktail dress length, then a seductive side slit is still a good choice this year. Or consider a mermaid style that is fitted for most of the leg with a flare at the bottom if you’d like something eye-catching and elegant but still a little outside of the usual!

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Herve Leger ‘Illusion Mesh Flutter Hem Midi Dress’
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These are some ideas to help you when you’re browsing for the best gorgeous holiday party dress to wear out for the holiday season in 2019 and, of course, for New Year’s Eve! Have fun checking out some of the stunning gowns that are in this year’s winter collections.