Insomniac Sale Picks: Warm Winter Party Dresses

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Bridget requested a few picks for warm winter party dresses, so here we go:

eshakti embellished tulle dress

eShakti Beaded Tulle Overlayer Dress – was $94.95, now $61.95

Doesn’t look terribly warm, does it? BUT! As with nearly all eShakti dresses, you can opt for a longer hemline – this one to ankle length – and different sleeve styles. Add bracelet or long sleeves to this, some black opaque tights, and a cashmere wrap and you’ll be toasty all evening long. Available in sizes 0 – 36W. (eShakti has other fun options, too, all on sale through 12/9. Love this retro floral/houndstooth sheath and this pleat-neck jacquard dress.)

ralph lauren long sleeve maxi

Lauren Ralph Lauren Three Quarter Sleeve V-Neck Gown – was $190, now $124

So this particular dress is only available in size 4 and 14, but I’m sneaking it in anyway because Lauren has several similar dresses that are pretty darned spendy, but super classy and offer loads of coverage.

The Lauren styles are not cheap … but wait a few days and see if Macy’s has another sale. You know they’re gonna.

velvet holiday dress

Hale Bob Elisa Dress – was $216, now $172.80

And since it breaks my heart to show nothing but grays, here’s a slightly more colorful option. Spendy again, but that is silk velvet, people – a heavier, wintry fabric in a super warm fiber. Available in sizes XS – L. (Here’s a velvet dress available in 0X – 3X. Less expensive velvet options below, and Kohl’s has a few.)

chaps empire evening gown

Chaps Faux-wrap Empire Evening Gown – was $120, now $60

Another dress that’s strikingly similar to that Lauren beauty, but this one lacks the sparkly clip and is less than half the price. Apologies for the crappy image – I couldn’t for the life of me grab a larger one. Available in red, black, and navy in sizes 2 – 16.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for warm winter party dresses :

  1. Boden – Long sleeves, wool and silk, and linings abound. Some frocks are simple and will need dressing up, but embellished ones like this are also available.
  2. ASOS – Has some long-sleeve maxis that are party-appropriate and with code MOREMOREMORE everything is 30% off this week.
  3. Land’s End – The majority are casual, but formal options include velvet and flocked ponte, both warm and cozy.
  4. Nordstrom – ALWAYS my go-to for dresses with sleeves, and for fancy dresses of all kinds. This lace overlay dress has 3/4 sleeves, a knee-length hem, and a high neckline.
  5. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! There will be more long-sleeved and long-skirted dresses on the racks than you’ll be able to find at most department stores. ( can help you locate stores near you.)

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9 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Warm Winter Party Dresses”

  1. Vanessa

    I would love to buy one of the beautiful dresses from eShakti. Unfortunately they don’t ship to Germany. 🙁

    Sally, I want to thank you very much for your insomniac sale picks-series. It’s one of my favorites!

    • Sally

      Oh Vanessa, I thought they shipped worldwide! Sorry about that.

      And so glad you enjoy this feature! Thanks for your kind words, my dear.

  2. Lisa

    That RL is beautiful – and I did not know eShakti let you customize so much. Great idea.

  3. Bridget

    Hopefully I can find some winners in all of this! I like the first one, but I agree with you, I’m definitely more about the color (maroon! deep purple! cobalt!). I just looked so washed out in grays.

    Thanks for the roundup! 🙂