The Genius Way to Get Your Holiday Dresses For Less

Today’s post is brought to you by thredUP. All clothing selections, opinions, and editorial decisions are solely my own. 

Secondhand finds: red Parker dress

Parker dress

Secondhand finds: black Tobi dress

Tobi dress

Secondhand finds: David Meister dress

David Meister dress

Secondhand finds: Trina Turk dress

Trina Turk dress


The holidays always present quite the style predicament: there are so many occasions for party dresses, but they are expensive and only get worn once, condemned to sit in your closet the rest of the year. What’s a girl to do? Enter one of my favorite resources – thredUP, the world’s largest online thrift store, and an amazing place to get your holiday dresses for less!

Even if secondhand is not usually your thing, consider how well it works for the holidays. Many dresses listed are NWT (new with tags), but also they are often only worn for a few hours and then never worn again, so it makes so much sense. Why not get your holiday dresses from a rotating closet shared with several thousand of your closest girlfriends?! It’s such a genius way to save money.

I gave it a try this holiday season, and I’m sharing eight amazing dresses I found on thredUP in today’s post. It’s easy to shop, easy to order, tons of selection from your favorite brands, and if it doesn’t fit, returns are easy, too. Plus right now thredUP is offering a special discount: the first 100 people to use code JEVERYDAY will get an extra 40% off their first order! (Applies to new US customers only, certain restrictions apply. Redeemable online only.)

Here’s what I got:

1. Parker dress $60.99 (originally $297)
2. Tobi dress $23.99 (originally $119)
3. David Meister dress $60.99 (originally $568)
4. Trina Turk dress $74.99 (originally $378)
5. Windsor dress $9.99 (originally $45)
6. Scala dress $44.99 (originally $225)
7. Kate Spade dress $80.99 (originally $478)
8. Mustard Seed dress $9.99 (originally $45)

That’s eight dresses for $366.92, for a total savings of $1,788. (That’s crazy!)

Why buy one expensive dress this holiday season when you can buy multiples dresses for the same price at thredUP? (Not to mention it’s so healthy for the environment!)

Which dress is your favorite?!

Secondhand finds: Windsor dress

Windsor dress

Secondhand finds: red sequin dress

Scala dress

Secondhand finds: Kate Spade dress

Kate Spade dress

Secondhand finds: hot pink dress

Mustard Seed dress