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It’s an all-too common scenario. You’re done with all your holiday shopping for everyone else. Orders are on the way; bags are stowed in your closet or under the bed to wrap later. But then you realize — you’ve got two holiday parties happening and not a single new dress to wear!!
This time of year I get emails from multiple personal shopping clients who suddenly remembered they have 1 or 2 holiday parties to attend and need something to wear. Or they’ve got no dress to wear to Christmas dinner! (Or Hanukkah dinner or Kwanza dinner, or whatever your celebration is this time of year.) Sometimes you just want something casual yet new to wear at the family present opening extravaganza.
I myself have done this a couple of years. It’ll be December 20th and my mind suddenly goes, “Ohhhhhh, crap, I’ve got a fancy family event but not the right dress…”
When this happens, quick shipping is a must. This year especially — I don’t know about other areas of the country but here in NYC the USPS in particular seems so overwhelmed that I’m receiving packages 2 or 3 days later than they’re scheduled to arrive.
So this post therefore is devoted to dresses you can order today and still receive in time for the holidays! When quick shipping is required, there are two places I turn to for my clothing needs: Amazon and Shopbop. Both places have a wide range of casual, party and festive dresses that will arrive to our doorsteps super fast. For this post I’ve focused on dresses that either have top ratings (4 stars or better) or that I’ve tried on myself so I know they are of good quality. There’s also a wide variety of price points in this post and the shoppable boutique at the end of this post.
Topping this post, the Marcel Dress ($348) is a beautiful, flattering party piece that could be worn all Winter long. I love both the blackberry color and the houndstooth pattern on tiers of silky fabric. This Long Sleeve Swing T-Shirt Dress ($21) is one of my favorites to wear Christmas morning after I’ve changed out of my holiday pajamas. Depending on the color you choose, this Long Sleeve Lace Hem T-Shirt Dress ($18) can be perfectly holiday-ready but also so wearable with tights and a thick coat any time of the cold.
I’ve purposely chosen mostly dresses for this post that can be holiday-appropriate but aren’t strictly tied to being worn this time of year. The V Neck Ruffle Polka Dot Dress ($23) above for instance is a dress I own and love, and wear all times of the year! It comes in red, green and dark blue which are all perfectly appropriate for the holidays. I find the ruffles feel quite festive! I have several more options in this same vein in the shoppable boutique as well as some dresses that say “Holiday!” more overtly.
Below, many more options that are sure to make you the best-dressed attendee at any fête or family event.
Dresses you can order today and receive in time for the holidays