Coming off my 31 Days of Halloween series I knew I needed something creative to look forward to. A follower suggested that I continue with a 12 Days of Christmas theme and I thought it was brilliant! I adapted that idea to 12 Dresses of Christmas and it was such a hit on Instagram. Let’s recap all the looks!
You know how much I love Unique Vintage for feminine, retro dresses and this Green & White Swiss Dot Swing Dress checked all the boxes. The color and fit is stunning, the material feels more expensive than it actually is and the dress is available in sizes 2-16. Fun fact: this was the first dress ordered for the Christmas series! I had no idea I would wind up doing 12 Dresses of Christmas but I knew I needed to add this beauty to my wardrobe!
Shinesty has the best prints and patterns for nearly every holiday. They have clothes for men, woman and kids (matching ones too!) and so many outrageous accessories. I love this Candy Cane wrap dress because it was so different than all the others from this series. The wrap style is so flattering on curvy girls and you can’t beat the fun print. Check out all the fun peppermint clothing here.
Red Dress Boutique is a favorite amongst bloggers and influencers. They have beautiful gowns, shoes and accessories and are constantly adding new inventory. This Red Lace Dress was the finale for the Christmas series and the most classic holiday dress in the bunch. I love the mesh overlay, velvet flowers and plunging neckline. I am wearing a large and fit’s pretty true to size (I’m a 10). Similar dress linked here and here.
Pink for Christmas? Yes, please! Boohoo is another go-to site for fun, flowy dresses and this Blush Maxi Dress with Sequin Bodice is perfect for any holiday party. I loved adding a few different colors to the series and knew it wouldn’t be complete without at least one pastel. This photo was shot outside of The Garden Room in Atlanta and I still cannot get over how beautifully decorated it was.
If you couldn’t tell, this Gingerbread Man Dress is also from Shinesty. It’s reversible with 2 different necklines and the softest and most comfortable material you will ever try on. It also has pockets in case you needed any more persuasion. How cute are the matching family pajamas?!?
Christmas doesn’t have to be all red and green, and this silver ombre sequin gown proves my point. I bought this dress on sale from ASOS back in June and was saving it for the perfect photo. It hugs in the right places and is definitely a show stopper. I paired it with my green vintage coat that I scored a few months back, a red lip and red heels. This was definitely the most glam look out of the 12 dresses.
This strappy green velvet maxi from Lulu’s is so stunning in person. The gem color, the fitted bodice and thigh high slit is so different than any dress I own and I loved stepping outside the box. Definitely keeping this one around!
ModCloth is another amazing site for retro and vintage fashion. They offer plus sizes and styles for curvy girls too. I about died when I saw this Red Sparkly Holiday Swing Dress. The silver sparkle, full tulle skirt, cinched waist and velvet trim compliment each other perfectly. I’ve been shopping at ModCloth for over a decade now and they continue to impress me!
You have probably seen this dress over on Instagram if you follow me there. I own it in green (worn here and here) and cannot recommend it enough! The price is insane and it looks way more expensive than it actually is. Only after buying the red did I realize Amazon has it listed as a maternity dress, ha! It’s very roomy, comes in 8 colors and size XS-3XL.
Have you ever seen a dress that screams Christmas more than this one? This Holiday Bow Cami Dress is from Forever21 and I knew it had to be included in the roundup because it’s so over the top. It’s definitely the most impractical of the bunch because you can’t sit down without smashing the bows, but it’s great for parties and photos!
Another Unique Vintage 50’s stunner. This Emerald Green Ruffle Tulle Sweetheart Cupcake Swing Dress is literally something out of my dreams. I had been eyeing it in black for months and when I saw they released an emerald green color, I knew it was perfect for Christmas. The fit is so feminine, the tulle skirt is so voluminous and there is a hint of swiss dot on the mesh.
Another Amazon find! It wouldn’t be Christmas without some buffalo plaid and this vintage inspired dress fit the bill. It’s also under $30, machine washable and casual. It comes in 30 colors/patterns in size XS-3XL.