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Sure, you can never go wrong with a pretty little black dress, but come holiday party season we recommend picking up something new that combines festive seasonal details with unexpected silhouettes for all upcoming celebrations. This year, expect to see lots of ‘80s-inspired puff-sleeves, modest necklines and finishes of velvet, sequin, satin and a little bit of fringe.
And because we know this time of the year can also be the most expensive, to help cater to your budget, we’ve gathered together the holiday party outfits at nearly every price point.
From an easy day-to-night sweater dress to a velvet jumpsuit to a luxurious limited-collection satin dress, scroll below to shop our top picks.
When in doubt, less is more. Featuring a simple, fitted turtleneck silhouette, this comfortable sweater is perfect to rock from nine to five and beyond. Pair with black pumps and sparkly accessories.
Shop it: Joe Fresh, $29
Featuring a beautiful ruffled hem, new trends meet classic with this sparkling number.
Shop it: ZARA, $46
Made in an eye-catching jewel-toned blue, this velvet dress is irresistibly soft, fluid and perfect for that last-minute, unexpected invite(s).
Shop it: Dynamite, $50
Yes, we say florals for winter. This calf-length dress features a stand-up collar, smocked yoke, and long, wide sleeves with smocked cuffs. On its own, this dress will effortless have all eyes on you.
Shop it: H&M, $60
Inspired by the fashion archives, this mini metallic thread dress is made with a cute front-keyhole detail and a teardrop fastening at the back.
Shop it: Mango, $70
Featuring tonal glittery polka dots and sheer blouson sleeves, this A-line minidress says ‘party’ written all over. Pair with strappy pumps and a ruby red lip.
Shop it: Nordstrom, $81
Now’s the perfect time to go all-out in sparkle. The all-over over sequin embellishments add the right amount of glamour to this alluring wrap dress.
Shop it: The Bay, $149
With a fixed scarf designed for draping, this satin mini dress in plum is a chic option for after-dark events. Pair with a velvet headband and matte black pumps.
Shop it: Ever New, $160
No dress? No problem! Marrying the comfort and ultimate style, this tapered-fit and a sleek velvet jumpsuit is an occasion-ready essential.
Shop it: Anthropologie, $170
A party-version of Blair Eadie's bow dress, this starry number comes in floaty chiffon with a bouncy tiered skirt and dazzling fil-coupé stars.
Shop it: Nordstrom, $467
A sleek jumpsuit always makes the case for leaving your dress at home. This elegant jumpsuit is made with a fun fringe front and slant welt pockets at the hips.
Shop it: Club Monaco, $379
Fitting throughout, this is satin midi-length dress features a mock neck, slightly puffed shoulders, wrap front detail and a sexy high slit.
Shop it: Reformation, $260