It’s November. Christmas has already taken over the department stores. The season is upon us.

I love this time of the year. It’s filled with work parties and galas. There are tons of opportunities to dress up and who doesn’t love dressing up?!

Sadly, I’ll be missing my work holiday party this year (blame the children) BUT I didn’t want to miss out on the dress shopping fun. So, I’m sharing with you some of my picks for evening dresses this holiday season from

Here are some of my favorite dresses that I would love to be wearing:

Love this long black gown, It’s fancy enough for a pretty formal affair but not too much. 
This lace gown would be lovely for your office holiday party.
Sexy but still professional. LOVE this dress so much. Perfect for the holidays and could easily serve as a go-to wedding guest outfit for years to come.
Yes, this dress is pretty fancy, but my goodness it’s gorgeous. I NEED to attend a formal event where this would be suitable because it’s so pretty. 

It was really hard to narrow it down to four dresses because there are literally tons of gorgeous gowns to choose from. I’m confident I could find a place in my wardrobe for all four and they’re affordable enough that Mr. B wouldn’t be too upset if I did that. I also love that they offer dresses for under $50 and in plus sizes.

I swear, next year, I’m finding every possible fancy- pants event to go to and am having a ton of child-free, dress-up pretty nights! Who’s with me?!

I hope you all have some fun events on the calendar this holiday season.

What’s your go-to special event wear? 

**I received compensation in exchange for writing this post; however, all opinions expressed are honest and my own**

This is an excerpt from the article dressing for special occasions this holiday season which originally appeared on