27 Chic Winter Engagement Party Dresses Worthy of your first Pre-Wedding Event

Make a fashionable (and seasonally appropriate) foray into fiancé status

Updated 01/06/18

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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.

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Courtesy of Banana Republic

Bow-Shoulder Midi Dress, $128, Banana Republic

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Courtesy of Free People

Daphne Lace Wrap Dress, $290, Free People

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Courtesy od C/Meo Collective

Ember Long Sleeve Dress, $195, C/Meo Collective available at BNKR

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Courtesy of Staud

Emmanuelle Dress, $328, Staud

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Courtesy of Topshop

Floral One Sleeve Dress, $110, Topshop

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Courtesy of Keepsake

Frameless Mini Dress, $225, Keepsake available at BNKR

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Courtesy of Rachel Zoe

Glenda Metallic Stretch-Jersey Dress, $425, Rachel Zoe

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Courtesy of ba&sh

Janerio Dress, $725, ba&sh

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Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor

Jewel Paisley Velvet Midi Dress, $575, Rebecca Taylor

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& Other Stories

Knotted Front Open Back Dress, $125, & Other Stories

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Courtesy of H&M

Lace Dress, $69.99, H&M

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Courtesy of Babaton

Masaki Dress, $165, Babaton available at Aritzia

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Courtesy of French Connection

Massey Lace V Neck DRESS, $198, French Connection

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Courtesy of Bershka

Midi Velvet Dress, $35.90, Bershka

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Courtesy of Whistles

Niki Scalloped Hem Dress, $439, Whistles

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Courtesy of Mossimo

Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sheath Dress, $29.99, Mossimo available at Target

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Courtesy of Donna Morgan

Ruched-Sleeve Velvet Dress, $188, Donna Morgan available at Anthropologie

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Courtesy of Rime Arodaky

Parati Guipure Lace Dress, $380.50, Rime Arodaky available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of MICHAEL Michael Kors

Scalloped Corded Floral Lace Dress, $195, MICHAEL Michael Kors

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Courtesy of Ganni

Ruffle-Trimmed Lace Wrap Maxi Dress, $280, Ganni available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Reformation

Starry Dress, $218, Reformation

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Courtesy of Express

Tie Sleeve High Slit Maxi Dress, $79.90, Express

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Courtesy of Self-Portrait

Tiered Guipure Lace Mini Dress, $265, Self-Portrait available exclusively at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Maje

Velvet and Lace Dres, $470, Maje

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Cortesy of Tibi

Triacetate Ruched V-Neck Dress, $650, Tibi

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Courtesy of Zara

Velvet Tube Dress, $49.90, Zara

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Courtesy of For Love & Lemons

Vivi Embroidery Dress, $221, For Love & Lemons

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