With the holiday season in full swing, we can predict with full confidence that an upswing in proposals is sure to manifest. Whether you and your honey have planned for quality time spent with family or a romantic getaway where you’ve dedicated time to celebrating just the two of you, the spirit of the season makes a proposal extra special. Plus, there is no better holiday gift than a gorgeous engagement ring, right? We think so!
If you’ve recently become engaged during this festive time, the next step is planning an engagement party to celebrate your impending nuptials. This means you’re in need of a gorgeous seasonally appropriate winter engagement party dress! Seeking out an exceptional frock will guarantee you stand out on such a momentous occasion.
We know, we know, the excitement of becoming engaged likely has you dreaming of your wedding dress right off the bat. But wait just a tick. The first step of shopping for an engagement party dress is a bit less daunting than instantaneously determining your wedding gown. Plus, it can serve as a stepping stone toward finding your bridal style. You’ll want to take your time with that, trust us.
The best part of having your engagement occur in winter is that it’s an exceptional time of year to shop. Holiday dresses flood the market from high-shine metallic shades to sparkly numbers fit for a celebration not to mention a major wow moment. Then there’s a gorgeous assortment of winter whites (aptly bridal) to gorgeous jewel tones like berry red, forest green or cobalt blue—elegant options befitting winter. With a chill in the air, we’re for substantial fabrics like velvet or silhouettes with either long sleeves or a midi or maxi length hem to make sure you’re at once stunning and appropriately garbed. Special details like lace, ruffles, and beading will make your look especially distinctive.
Ready to shop for a winter engagement party dress? We’re pulled together an edit of 27 styles perfect for the winter season. There’s an impactful option for every budget and style. Get inspired.
Bow-Shoulder Midi Dress, $128, Banana Republic
Daphne Lace Wrap Dress, $290, Free People
Ember Long Sleeve Dress, $195, C/Meo Collective available at BNKR
Emmanuelle Dress, $328, Staud
Floral One Sleeve Dress, $110, Topshop
Frameless Mini Dress, $225, Keepsake available at BNKR
Glenda Metallic Stretch-Jersey Dress, $425, Rachel Zoe
Janerio Dress, $725, ba&sh
Jewel Paisley Velvet Midi Dress, $575, Rebecca Taylor
Knotted Front Open Back Dress, $125, & Other Stories
Lace Dress, $69.99, H&M
Masaki Dress, $165, Babaton available at Aritzia
Massey Lace V Neck DRESS, $198, French Connection
Midi Velvet Dress, $35.90, Bershka
Niki Scalloped Hem Dress, $439, Whistles
Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sheath Dress, $29.99, Mossimo available at Target
Ruched-Sleeve Velvet Dress, $188, Donna Morgan available at Anthropologie
Parati Guipure Lace Dress, $380.50, Rime Arodaky available at Net-A-Porter
Scalloped Corded Floral Lace Dress, $195, MICHAEL Michael Kors
Ruffle-Trimmed Lace Wrap Maxi Dress, $280, Ganni available at Net-A-Porter
Starry Dress, $218, Reformation
Tie Sleeve High Slit Maxi Dress, $79.90, Express
Tiered Guipure Lace Mini Dress, $265, Self-Portrait available exclusively at Net-A-Porter
Velvet and Lace Dres, $470, Maje
Triacetate Ruched V-Neck Dress, $650, Tibi
Velvet Tube Dress, $49.90, Zara
Vivi Embroidery Dress, $221, For Love & Lemons