One of our favorite things about holiday dressing? There’s no better time to break out the shimmer. Sure, a sparkling mini skirt might seem like a bit much for a fall cocktail hour, but on December 31st, it’s just right. This season is all about rhinestones, stars, sequins, and gold lamé—and you can’t go wrong with any of these festive details. In this time of year, more is always more.
Lucky for us, the designers featured at South Coast Plaza know just what our fashion-lovers are looking for: an unforgettable dress, made to turn heads. These styles pair perfectly with tinsel and will carry you to New Year’s Eve and beyond. So go ahead and raise a glass of champagne and say “cheers” to the most joyful season of all.
SOUTH COAST PLAZA
THE HOLIDAY DRESS EDIT
Sequined Off-the-Shoulder Gown
Put that tacky holiday sweater aside. This year, we’re about the black-tie-gala look—or maybe it’s a New Year’s Eve wedding. Regardless, this off-the-shoulder number from Balmain is sure to put you—and everyone around you—in a celebratory mood.
Level 2, Jewel Court
Strapless sequined wave scallop dress
Part Art Deco-part sugar plum princess, this dress will have you feeling positively regal. The sequins on this incredible sheath are organized to create a gorgeous wave effect—all on the bias for a flattering look.
Level 3, Penthouse
Blue Crêpe de Chine Dress
Reminiscent of a clear winter sky, this flowy dress is covered in stars, diamonds, and of course, Fendi’s F logos. And just like the holidays, this dress represents a family affair, as it was designed by Delfina Delettrez Fendi to celebrate the five Fendi sisters.
Level 1, Jewel Court
Foiled Organzine Calf-Length Dress with Gloves
This gold dress knows how to bring the drama. Cold shoulders, draped fabric—and best of all, opera gloves? Obviously. But thankfully, this pair is detachable, which means you get two looks in one incredible dress.
Level 2, Saks Fifth Avenue Wing
Crystal Braided Rope Cut-Out Maxi Dress
Who needs jewelry when you have a stunning, crystal-braided rope snaking its way around your dress? This floor-length gown knows how to make an incredible impact with sexy cutouts and unexpected molded shapes.
Level 2, Between Jewel and Carousel Courts
Disco-inspired and covered in gold sparkle, this dress might just be the perfect New Year’s Eve dress. This 1970’s-inspired silhouette is flouncy and fun—and all about showing off the legs, so be sure to wear it with sky-high heels.
Level 1, Between Jewel and Carousel Courts
Fujiko Mini Dress in Light Pink
Take your holiday cocktail look to the next level with a leg-baring mini dress. This seductive style features a flattering square neckline, a silver triangle centered on the back, and a slit for a little extra leg.