If you feel as though your dress collection is just missing something (but you’re just not sure what it is), then we may have found your answer: an embellished dress. While, sure, you can never own too many LBDs or iterations of this season’s biggest trend, prairie midis and maxis, there’s just something about adorned dresses that feels so current. Not only are they perfect for the holiday season, but they’re also the easiest way to feel glam and glitzy. One piece and you’re done.
Embellished dresses are typically best worn on their own. Because they already feature some sort of decorative element, whether it’s glass beads, studs, pearls, or feathers, it’s best to skip any over-the-top jewelry as not to clash with the ornaments on the piece. You can easily dress them up or down depending on the occasion: Pair them with sneakers or heels or layer on a moto jacket or blazer. Regardless of how you style it, one thing’s for certain—an embellished dress should be in your wardrobe, especially for the holidays, so read on to shop 20 of our current favorites.