In the last few weeks, my calendar has started to fill up with events. After a long time dressing pretty casually—and a wardrobe now heavily stocked with sweatpants, bike shorts, and slouchy jeans—I’ve had to remind myself about how to get dressed up again. It turns out I’m not alone because recently, I’ve had friends texting me about the holiday parties and weddings on their calendars, and asking about which dresses I’d recommend adding to their carts.
With that in mind, I put together a list of the best pieces to order, ranging from designer cocktail dresses to affordable finds that are primed for party season. Whether you’re after a classic satin slip, a feather-adorned piece, or a barely-there dress finished with cutouts or floss straps, I’ve got you covered. Ahead, shop the best holiday dresses of the season—I promise, it’s a good time.