the BEST holiday party dresses you’ll want right now!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is The Nutcracker. I love everything about it. The music, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her land of sweets, and that Christmas Eve party! There was always something about Clara's party that made me want to be a grown up so I could wear elegant ballgowns and go to fancy parties. So obviously this is my favorite time of year to get away with a little more sparkle and drama than usual like it's no biggie!

Nordstrom black holiday dress

Nordstrom holiday black dress

BEST holiday party gown

Ever wonder what to wear on a cruise formal night or to a black tie event? This floor length black beaded gown is beautiful but won't totally break your piggy bank at $288! It's so timeless you can wear it over and over and feel like Rose from Titanic at every formal event in your future. This year Nordstrom has so many pretty dresses full of sparkle fun for the holidays or whatever occasion you can't wear your loungewear to haha! The drama of this dress is what holiday dreams are made of. I love the classic ballgown silhouette because it is so elegant and figure flattering. The bow accentuates the waist, but also camouflages so you can indulge in a few holiday treats!

Nordstrom holiday black dress

The lace bodice is show-stopping, jaw-dropping levels of gorgeous. Did I mention it's also covered in the most stunning beads? They catch the light just right and the whole thing is holiday party magic. This dress is dying to be worn to all your fancy holiday parties, a nice anniversary dinner, the symphony, the options are endless. And please, take it to the Nutcracker.

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The perfect neutral bag

This nude YSL bag is the perfect partner in crime for this stunner, because it's so understated. The dress is the hero, but the bag makes the ideal Robin. It's a splurge for sure, but a high end bag in a neutral is worth it. It's an investment piece that you'll wear over and over again. It's such a gorgeous nude that goes with literally everything. I love that it can be worn as a cross body or shoulder bag or carried as a clutch!! The size is perfect for all your night out essentials.
Nordstrom holiday nude clutch   Nordstrom black holiday dress

Black dress
Nude crossbody/clutch
Flats (sold out, similar here)
Photos by Arielle Levy

And because I know not every event this Christmas season is in need of a ballgown (although I'm definitely feeling this live your best ballgown life vibe right now) I went through and found all the prettiest dresses at Nordstrom right now!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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