It's tricky to find a holiday dress that is neither too flashy nor too, shall we say, reindeer-embroidered. Which is why this easy v-neck cocktail dress by Steven Alan hits all our holiday criteria: simple, chic, but appropriately festive.
Classic tartan plaid isn't technically a "seasonal" pattern, but for whatever reason it seems to pair perfectly with mulled wine and star-shaped sugar cookies, especially in dress form. We love the universally-flattering neckline and subtle draping on the front, and the fact that the no-fuss cotton fabric means the dress can be repurposed for day with the addition of a cozy cardi or a turtleneck layered beneath.
Try with mary janes and cableknit tights for an office-worthy ensemble, or gussy it up with heaps of jewels and a slicked-back 'do. Either way, the "Tatiana" is definitely a dress worth adding to the wishlist this year.