The coolest red holiday dresses for the coolest girls

‘Tis the season for cute red dresses for girls! We found the most festive and fun of the bunch, so you know they’ll be perfect for everything from the annual family holiday photo to Christmas dinner at the grandparents’. Hey, a kid in a dress is still a kid–and she’ll be able to make all the merry she wants in these beauties. -Lexi

This adorable Jason Wu dress ($59.99, above) was the standout of his Neiman Marcus for Target collection–love the collar detail.

Holiday dresses for girls: red Harajuku Mini dress

And if Wu doesn’t fall into your pricepoint but Target does, this Harajuku Mini dress is a steal for $29.99. Just pair it with some funky textured tights (plaids perhaps?) and big black boots for a totally rockin’ look.

Holiday dresses for girls: red jacquard dress at Zara

Jacquard is really hot right now (according to all the fashion mags we read at the salon) and it’s adorable for girls as well. The texture of this jacquard peplum dress from Zara ($42.90) makes it a little fancy but not fussy.

Holiday dresses for girls: J. Crew red silk taffeta

This silk taffeta girls’ dress from J.Crew is everything holiday dreams are made of. And, OK, at $158, these dreams might be a bit on the pricey side–so maybe put this one on Grandma’s shopping list? And make sure she wears it to every recital, party and dinner until it’s up to her thighs?

Holiday dresses for girls: Jacadi red polka dot dress

Jacadi’s polka-dotted corduroy dress is to die for. At $79 it’s a bit of a splurge–but it’s beautifully made, and in a style that will make it an absolutely gorgeous tunic over leggings or jeans for a few years. After that…hand-me-downs.

Holiday dresses for girls: Tea Collection red party dress

For those of us with daughters who flat-out refuse to wear a dress unless it’s “twirly” (I can’t be the only one?), this Tea Collection party dress ($69) is such a pretty solution.

Holiday dresses for girls: Ses Petites Mains party dress

If you’re all about fancy, this handmade Ses Petite Mains girls’ party dress from their Special Occasion Collection is another excellent choice for Grandma’s “spoil the kids” shopping list. And no, that isn’t exactly red–on the outside, at least. The contrasting petticoats that peek out from underneath the skirt are though, and that totally counts.

Lexi Petronis is a freelance writer, blogger for Glamour.com, editor of Albuquerque Magazine, and former contributor to Cool Mom Picks