Holiday Party Dresses to Help You Shine

By Erin Donnelly

holidaydressLook at you, Ms. Popular! Your schedule is booked with one holiday party after another. Only instead of feeling excited, you’re totally stressed. Why? Because you’ve got absolutely nothing to wear. Okay, maybe not “nothing”—but nothing that seems new and shiny and perfect. Good thing we’ve rounded up some fabulous holiday party frocks guaranteed to make your Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve celebrations uber-chic. And don’t forget to glam up with these holiday beauty trends!

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JS Boutique Tulip Hem Jersey Dress: If you’ve ever seen Keira Knightley in Atonement, you know that an emerald green dress can be a very, very good thing. This dress’s exquisite pleating and bright green hue will keep you head and shoulders above the basic black pack. $148 (shown)

Ann Taylor Silk/Wool Satin Rosette Sheath: This red frock was made for holiday celebrations, and the rosette shoulder detail adds a romantic twist. Pair with black tights for a foxy and festive look. $240

Lots of Sparkle:

Topshop Sequin Lace Dress: Jazz up your standard LBD with this sparkling bodice. The floaty lace-print skirt is very ballerina-chic. $90

Spiegel Sequined Cashmere Sweater Dress: Available in purple, pewter, gold and black, this slinky sequined dress is ideal for gals who want to make a big statement. A solid shawl or jacket will help tone down the sparkle. $199holidaydress-victoriassecret

The Little Black Dress:

J.Crew Ruched Viva Party Dress: This gorgeous strapless number has a romantic gothic touch thanks to its raw-edged silk taffeta details. Add a statement necklace for extra dazzle. $250

Victoria’s Secret Strapless Dress: This sexy stunner boasts a black velvet bow around the waist. Also available in purple and dark blue. $59 (shown)

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