The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with all those events landing on your calendar, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of festive looks picked out. To ensure that your dress will still be just as relevant in six months as it is now, your best bet is to shop for a vintage-inspired holiday dress. After all, the best retro styles always come back around at some point, given fashion’s cyclical nature.
Just take one look at the dress styles of the moment and you’ll immediately notice a strong ’80s and ’90s influence—bold jewel tones, strong shoulders and gathered waistlines point to ’80s maximalism while thin straps and satin slip dresses are iconic of the ’90s. So whether you’re looking to make an investment or simply shopping for the current holiday season, we’ve done the legwork for you and found 19 vintage-inspired holiday dresses that are both timeless and very current. Ready to find your dream holiday party dress? Keep scrolling to shop the dress styles we’re losing it over.