Holiday Shopping

10 Last-Minute Holiday Pieces for Your Upcoming Soirée

From a puffy sleeve moment to glammed up for a red carpet, these local shops have the best dresses of the season.

By Rosemary Akpan

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.


HAVEN’T BOUGHT AN OUTFIT for your annual holiday soirée? Take a breather because it’s not too late. With so many independent boutiques around Houston and fast-shipping stores online, finding a last-minute dress is feasible and stress-free.

If you want to be the superstar of the extravaganza, Love Beehive has office party–ready looks to pair with festive glam. Or maybe you’d like a more casual look, like a sweatshirt from Pomp and Circumstances that’ll go perfectly with your Converses. No matter which piece you choose, each holiday-inspired garment is stocked and awaiting a memorable night out

Lulus Sequin Ruched Midi Skirt


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For your next holiday gala, set the mood with this sequin midi skirt from Lulus. With iridescent sequins that flash from purple to green, this midi skirt will have you shining bright all night. Pair with a cute band shirt or opt for a fluffy bandeau top to make the look pop.

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Pomp and Circumstances Sleighin' Sweatshirt Local


“Sleigh all day” (and every day) with this pink festive P&C Christmas-inspired sweatshirt. The cute, cozy, and relaxed fit allows you to stay comfy while at home or at any seasonal event. Wear it with a pair of jeans, or jazz it up with a long skirt; there’s really no wrong way to wear it.

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Love Beehive Sequin Halter Dress Local


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Business in the front, party all over! Show up to the office party with this sophisticated high-neck glitter dress from Love Beehive. Your peers will know you mean business when you strut through the cubicle looking like a glistening disco ball.

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Impeccable Pig’s Something to Marvel at Dress Local


Presents aren’t the only thing wrapped in a bow this season. This jewel-toned wrap dress from Impeccable Pig is an easy and comfortable fit to slip on this season. Whether you pair it with heels or knee-high boots, this look will definitely be the gift that keeps on giving. 

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NADI by Dani White Croc Skin Corset Local


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Steal the night with this showstopping croc skin corset from NADI by Dani. The white and gold hues glisten over the textured print, making you sparkle like the star atop the Christmas tree!

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Lilly's Kloset Good As Gold Halter Maxi Dress Local


Turn heads at any of your holiday events with this dramatic gold halter maxi dress, featuring two front slits, a back zipper closure, and a floor-length design. Don’t resist stuffing your face this season, as this dress is made with material that has lots of stretch! 

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Meshki ASTERIA Diamante Halter Top 



Create a scene with this eye-catching Diamante Halter Top from Meshki. The bejeweled halter features a contemporary bandana cut with a slender string of sequins that create a focal point of your bare back. Pair it with simple bottoms to keep all eyes on the diamante-detailed prize.

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Rat and Boa Vienna Dress


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This elegant dress from Rat and Boa screams "Christmas tree—but make it fashion." A daring blend of decadence with a bit of a festive spin. Dress it up even more with a pair of heels and a vampy holiday lip.

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Tootsies A.L.C Hazel Embellished Mini Dress Local


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In the search for a little black dress with a hint of sparkle? Get your hands on the Hazel dress by A.L.C. This mini silhouette features voluminous short puff sleeves, a plunging neckline, and a jaw-dropping waist cutout that wraps around into an open back. And for the price, you can wear this baby all year round!

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Christy Lynn Isabel Dress Local


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Drape yourself in this rose-colored floor-length dress by Christy Lynn this holiday season. The iridescent dress features a self-tie halter neck so you can ditch the statement necklace, and it's just asking to be paired with a clutch and short heels.

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