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The Perfect Dress for the Holidays

The Perfect Dress for the Holidays
The Perfect Dress for the Holidays

Dress c/o* | Heels | Tights | Sunglasses (similar) | Belt | Lipstick

Oh yes, now that we’re in the month of November, it’s completely acceptable to start talking about the holidays! I’m usually a bit of a Grinch when it comes to this time of year. But I think being back in a cold climate, complete with snow and real Christmas trees has helped to thaw my cold heart regarding Christmastime. I’m ready to play some Christmas tunes, decorate the apartment, watch Christmas Vacation and sip hot cocoa!

I’m also excited to wear some fun holiday outfits this year! And I’ve found the perfect dress for the holidays! This dress will work great for holiday parties, and I had actually ordered it specifically to wear to the ballet performance of The Nutcracker here in Moscow at the historic Bolshoi Theater. The Nutcracker ballet actually originated in Russia and was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892. It is a performance of great pride here in Russia! I am beyond excited to be going!

The Perfect Dress for the Holidays

Christmas will be especially long this year. We’ll be back in the US for Christmas celebrations on Dec. 25…and then back in Moscow Dec. 29. So, we’ll get to celebrate Christmas here as well! Russia recognizes the Orthodox Christmas which is on Jan. 8. So, it’ll be a nice long celebration this year! Plenty of opportunities to use my new dress.

The Perfect Dress for the Holidays

The sleeves and neckline of this dress were what caught my attention initially. But I just love the velvet material and color as well! It also has a stretchy waist…so it’s nice and comfortable to wear for a long period of time.

The Perfect Dress for the Holidays

Some of the reviews regarding this dress said it ran large. However, I found it to be true to size. I think some people were struggling with how baggy it looked through the waist. However, this wasn’t anything a nice belt couldn’t fix, in my opinion. I don’t believe I would’ve been able to squeeze into this dress had I sized down. The fit is perfect in my opinion! I can’t wait to wear it again.

The Perfect Dress for the Holidays

Quick note for my regular readers, as this post publishes I’ll be on my way to Cappadocia! I have some lovely guest posters lined up for Monday and Wednesday and then I’ll be business as usual on Friday. If you’d like to follow my adventures in Turkey live, you can watch my InstaStories or Snapchat!

Is anyone else getting excited for the holidays? Or is it still too early to start thinking about them? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* ModCloth
Sunglasses: Old (Similar here)
Heels: Amazon
Belt: Amazon
Tights: Amazon (similar)
Lipstick: Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick in Beso Shimmer

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*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. I agree Lindsey. That is the perfect dress for the Holidays. I love the burnt velvet and the gorgeous plum color. Also the style of the dressy is classic and feminine.

    Happy December and Happy Holiday Season to you! <3 Ada.

    P.S. Make sure you link up with me this Thursday for my Thursday Moda linkup. =))

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you so much! And Happy Holidays to you too! 🙂

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  3. Life Of A Med School Wife says:

    You look gorgeous! This really is the perfect holiday dress. I cannot believe it’s November.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much! And I know, right? This year just flew by!

  4. All great picks!



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  5. Oh, wow! What a beautiful dress. The color, material and sleeves all impress.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much!

  6. Krista Carino says:

    Love this dress, Lindsey!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Krista!

  7. Lee (@leethrifts) says:

    I LOVE this dress, Lindsey! What a beautiful color! I can’t believe how much traveling you get to do even though you’re in Russia haha! It’s sooo far!

    Lee – layersoflee.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Lee! Haha! And fortunately, Moscow has some awesome flights out its airports. We can get almost anywhere in Europe in just a few hours. 🙂

  8. What I especially love about this dress is it has sleeves. It makes it so much nicer if I don’t have to think about layering for my winter dresses!!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh yes! I love that as well.

  9. That dress looks amazing on you! Very beautiful!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you so much!

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