There are few things in life more sublime than a perfect Christmas dress. Plaid taffetas and velvets, or snug sweater dresses. All those gorgeous styles in seasonal prints, many that are Santa-themes. The holiday season is also special-dress season – for big and little dress wearers alike.

To say I want my daughter and son to look cute is a lie. I want them to look exquisitely adorable with rosy, chubby cheeks and knit winter sweaters. I want them turning heads with their delightfulness. 

And Christmastime is showtime.

But I also know that I don’t want to drop lots of money on a Christmas tree print sweater or dress that will look out of place on December 26th.

And I want options. Do I want a cotton twirly dress, or should I go big and get that hunter green linen dress on Soor Ploom? Are we going to meet Santa Claus this year?

Other moms tend to agree. In a recent poll of moms, 47% said they buy buy 2 or more Christmas dresses for the holiday season. Some want to have different looks for different events. Others just want to have lots of choices.

Optionality is a big driver.

Which got me thinking. Are there good options for Christmas dresses that can be worn well into winter and spring without looking out of place? Christmas dresses that look good under the tree but don’t have a tree inked on them?

I did some digging, or screen-shopping. And there are plenty of cute, non-Christmas specific dress options you can wear well past the Holidays. From $16 to $168, here are 9 options to explore.

9 Christmas Dress Options for Christmas and Beyond

#1 | Modern Ornament Print Dress from Alice + Ames

In hues of minty green, this cotton dress is versatile twirly perfection. The mod print makes it a dress for all seasons. Literally. $44 at Alice and Ames. Comes in sizes 2T to 10. 

Save $15 off with this Alice and Ames promo code. Visit the site through the referral link, a discount code will be generated.

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#2 | Buffalo Plaid Dress in Black and Ecru from Hanna Andersson

Versatile and comfy Hanna Andersson twirly dress in buffalo plaid.  It’s $40 on sale, and comes in sizes 18-24M to 12. Get it for $32 with my referral link.

For even littler ones, there’s a two-piece set on Hanna Andersson. Get the black and ecru buffalo plaid dress with red leggings. It’s on sale for $37.80 and comes in sizes 0-3M to 3T.  

#3 | Railroad Stripe Pinafore Dress from Rylee + Cru

This gorgeous pinafore is a pinnie for all seasons. It comes in sizes 3-6M to 10-12Y. The dress is $59 now or $41.30 if you want to wait for the Black Friday sale (and hope it does not sell out.)  Get $15 off with a Rylee and Cru promo code. Visit Rylee + Cru through the referral link and a promo code will be generated.

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#4 | Long Sleeve Green Floral Folklore Dress from Tea Collection

Green floral folklore print. A dress for all seasons, literally and with cuts for older and little girls. 

The skirted dress on the left comes in sizes 2 to 12Y. The option on the right is for babies and toddlers 3M-6M to 4T. Both dresses are on sale for $29.99. Save an additional $15 off your purchase with this Tea Collection referral link

#5 | Percy Dress in Evergreen from Soor Ploom


For the mom who wants to splurge on an heirloom dress that can be worn all year round, I give you the Percy Dress from Soor Ploom. This dress is divinity and exquisitely well-made. The dress is available in sizes 1Y to 8Y and goes for $168. 

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#6 | Fair Isle Sweat Dress in Gray and Cream by Cat & Jack

Only $25 at Target, this cozy sweater dress comes in sizes XS to XL.

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#7 | Soft Cotton Corduroy Dress with Ruffle Trimmed Yoke from H&M

This classic dress with a cottagecore twist comes in sizes 18-24M to 9-10Y. It’s only $24.99 at H&M.  

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#8 | Eco-Conscious Cotton Velvet Dress in Dark Hunter Green 

So much to feel good about with this dress: the soft velvet. The dreamy, dark hunter green. And how green the dress is for the environment, made of eco-conscious velvet. The dress comes in sizes 18-24M to 9-10Y on H&M.

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#9 | Velvet Puff Sleeve Tiered Dress in Panther Grey from Old Navy 

This dress comes in sizes XS to XXL, in a super-soft velvet fabric. With the puff sleeves and tiers, it’s built for major twirling action. Other color options are available too. It’s on sale now for $16.19.  

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