Most popular holiday dress styles in each major city

The holiday season is chock-full of reasons to get dressed up, and holiday party dresses are some of the most fun to shop for. And when you're really looking to make a statement without totally blowing your gift shopping budget, Rent the Runway comes to the rescue.

They gave us some insight into their holiday dress learnings this year -- and as such, what the women in 10 major U.S. cities are wearing to celebrate the season.

Click through below to see the biggest trends in each city:

Holiday dress trends in every city according to Rent the Runway
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Holiday dress trends in every city according to Rent the Runway

Chicago: Long Sleeves

Get the look: Keepsake Black Bell Sleeve Sheath Dress

Philadelphia: Lace

Get the look: Marchesa Notte Mena Dress

Dallas: Off-the-Shoulder

Get the look: Milly Flame Red Selena Slit Dress

New York City: Tea Length

Get the look: Nicole Miller Oxblood Pleated Sweetheart Dress

Las Vegas: Mini Dresses 

Get the look: RVN Webbed Sheath

Seattle: Sparkle

Get the look: Slate & Willow Carlene Dress

Miami: White

Get the look: Solace London White Cadenza Jumpsuit

Houston: Gowns

Get the look: Theia Deep Midnight Gown

San Francisco: Gold

Get the look: nha khanh Gold Bar Dress

Washington, DC: Full Skirt

Get the look: ML Monique Lhuillier Back Down Dress


We don't know about you, but these dress trends just feel so perfect for each city. Of *course* Dallas women are wearing gorgeous, statement-making off-the-shoulder dresses, and the elegance in Houston makes their gown choices perfect.

And New York City topping the list for tea-length dresses? Duh. It all makes so much sense, and we love seeing the trends ring true for the style profiles of these great cities. More fun tidbits, below:

  • Seattle will be the sparkliest city this holiday season: 20% of orders going to Seattle contain sequin items.
  • Philadelphia will be wearing the most lace this holiday season: 20% of Philadelphia orders contain lace items.
  • Houston has the dressiest holiday events: 30% of orders contain gowns!
  • Las Vegas women will be showing the most leg: 16% of Vegas orders contain mini dresses.
  • Surprisingly enough, Philadelphia will rent more black items than New York City, 28% of orders and 27% of orders, respectively, contain black items.
  • Washington, DC women will embrace the full skirt this holiday season more than any other city: 18% of DC orders contain full skirts.

Holiday dress trends Rent the Runway

What are you wearing for your holiday parties this year? Do you agree with your city's style, if it's on this list? Let us know in the comments!

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