Holiday Dresses Over 40 To Impress

Not into sequins and glitter but still want to wear a pretty Christmas party dress? Or maybe you want something festive with a nod to the season for church. One of these 7 holiday dresses over 40 should meet your needs.

They are all affordable and from your favorite retailers- Target, Amazon and Walmart.

Plaid Long Sleeve Aline Dress

red plaid dress holiday dress over 40

Dress up in red and black plaid for a church service or Christmas concert. This cozy lightweight polyester/rayon blend feels like flannel and will keep the chill away. An elastic drawstring waist helps define the waist. The top features a button down vneck that is universally flattering.

red plaid dress

Dress- Target; heels- similar; purse- Amazon; headband- Amazon

Getting ready for a Christmas event could not be easier.  Simply pair it with your favorite black heels and carry a small crossbody bag to complete the look. The longer length makes this one a good choice for a work holiday party.

Beachlunchlounge Kelsea Babydoll Dress

red and black Christmas party dress

This flowy babydoll style dress is the perfect Christmas party dress. Enjoy as many snacks as you want in comfort, and still look cute and fun while doing it. The tiny ruffles at the shoulders add enough detail without overwhelming. The vneck is universally flattering.

holiday dresses over 40

Dress- Walmart; boots- Amazon

Pair it with tall boots or ankle boots. This red and black pattern is also perfect for Valentine’s or for date night any time of the year.

If you need a jacket with it, try a faux leather jacket or a faux fur bomber. Both are equally fun for a party.  Make it office friendly by topping it with a blazer- a regular black blazer, a velvet blazer or a faux leather blazer.

dress with faux leather jacket

Jacket- Target; option

dress with faux fur jacket

Jacket- Target

Free Assembly Women’s Pleated Shoulder Mixy Mini Dress with Tie Cuffs

holiday dress with plaid sleeves

Part sweatshirt, part polished. When in doubt, put a bow on it. The bow tie cuff sleeves in plaid give this dress just enough flair to be a good choice for your holiday dress over 40. The thick knit body will keep you warm. Dress it up with a sparkly clutch and rhinestone accented heels. After the holidays, don your sneakers.

holiday dress

Dress- Walmart; shoes- Amazon; purse- Target; necklace- similar; hair pin- similar

Free Assembly Women’s Tie Back Dolman Sleeve Midi Dress

holiday dresses over 40

This dolman sleeve midi dress has a tie back for accenting the waist and full sleeves for just enough flair. The pattern makes is party perfect and it can be dressed up or down, depending on your choice of shoes.

lightweight holiday dress

Dress- Walmart; boots- Amazon

This dress is perfect for warmer climates as the material is light weight, but it can still be an option for colder weather with a coat and tights. It also comes in a fun pink and red print that would be perfect for the holidays or a Valentine’s dinner later.

dress with faux fur jacket

Jacket- Target

Free Assembly Women’s Tiered Belted Mini Dress

belted mini dress holiday dress

Another fun mini dress that will stop the show! This fun star print dress is 100% cotton and features a sash for accenting the waist. The fun print screams “New Year’s Eve party.”

star print dress New Years Eve

Dress- Walmart; boots- Walmart; purse- Target

Wear it with stiletto heel booties and add a faux fur bomber if you need a jacket. Of course you can pair it with tall boots or other ankle booties. It’s can also be dressed down with sneakers.

faux fur jacket

Jacket- Target

Square Neck Sweater Dress

sweater dress for holiday parties

A square neck sweater dress with cable knit details that’s perfect for your casual Christmas party commitments. It comes in several color options that are perfect for the holiday season. It’s cozy but not too heavy and flowy so you can be comfortable.

cable knit sweater dress

Dress Amazon; boots- Amazon; hair clip- similar

Amazon Essentials Flannel Shirt Dress

plaid dress for holidays

Plaid is a holiday tradition, but all plaid doesn’t have to be red to be festive. Plaid in all colors has a place in holiday attire.  This black and blue plaid flannel shirt dress is yet another great option for your holiday events. Bonus- it has pockets. This flannel is cozy but not too heavy.  If you need a warmer outfit, layer a sweater over this one and let the collar peek out.

plaid shirt dress

Dress– Amazon; boots- Amazon

Consider a dress for your next holiday outfit. They make for easy one and done dressing, or they can be a fun base for more layers, giving you more options. These holiday dresses over 40 are perfect for Christmas events and the days beyond.

Be sure to check out Christmas Holiday Looks Over 40: 12 Dressy/Casual Outfit Ideas

holiday dresses over 40
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