Doên’s Simple Holiday Dresses Will Make You Rethink Your Party Wardrobe


It can be tempting to pull out your glitziest dress come holiday party season. After all, retailers usually stuff their shelves with sequins and lamé as New Year's Eve inches closer. While there's absolutely nothing wrong with wearing head-to-toe glitter any day of the year, Dôen's holiday collection is proof you don't have to be over-the-top (and often just plain uncomfortable in all those sequins) just because it's party season.

The refreshingly relaxed holiday collection has a little bit of everything you need to style this season, including flowing blouses, cotton tops, and boho dresses, sans the loud metallics everyone else will be wearing. The release of Dôen's largest holiday collection yet is sure to be welcome by fans — which includes the likes of Kate Bosworth and Lily Aldridge. The cult following is due in part to Dôen operating as a collective of women creatives, mining personal experience and a mutual love for vintage clothing to design pieces that are as comfortable as they are beautiful.

It takes someone that's suffered through an uncomfortable dress in the name of fashion to dream up the Dôen Augusta dress. At $248, the piece is covered in a print inspired by Queen Anne's lace, with airy bell sleeves and a V-neck shape adding to the on-trend '70s vibe. However, the dress is made to lounge in as much as it is for special occasions. The wrap shape lets you pick how tight you'd like to cinch your waist, and the 100 percent viscose fabric is lightweight and breathable — making the struggle of overheating at a party thanks to the cranked thermostat a thing of the past.


The Dôen collective's love for vintage is on full display throughout the holiday collection as well. Released in a dreamy cream floral on a faded brick colorway, Dôen's Jane Blouse draws inspiration from the iconic actress and muse Jane Birkin. Whether you wear it tucked into fitted trousers for a formal event or dress it down with relaxed jeans, the $145 cotton blouse lets you capture Birkin's elusive charm. The new collection also features a floral and black colorway of the Jane blouse that highlights the rustic details of the gold foil stamping used to print the design.

Dôen's collection even focuses on making sure you'll be comfortable dancing the night away, releasing a kitten heel bootie and a pair of strappy heels. Both shoes retail for $298 and are fashioned out of black kid suede for a soft finish to any outfit. Though equally swoon-worthy, the Anouk kitten heel boot will without a doubt be a boot you reach for time and time again, thanks to the petite kitten heel that's as comfortable as it is classic.

Though many of the pieces are only available for pre-order, the Dôen holiday collection will be worth the wait. Keep scrolling to browse a handful of the pretty pieces from the collection, then head over to Dôen's website for the entire release.