Rachel Zoe's Guide to Looking Fab at Every Holiday Party

Rachel Zoe shares her top picks for holiday dressing this season.

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Rachel Zoe shares her top picks for holiday dressing this season.
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Courtesy of Rachel Zoe
Designer, mother, super stylist, and star of her own (awesome) reality TV-show, Rachel Zoe is our go-to wonder woman (but in better clothes!). Lucky for us, she shared some of her favorite looks for holiday dressing this season. Click through to check out some her favorite pieces—and learn some tips—on how to look amazing at every holiday party you end up at this season.
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Courtesy of Rachel Zoe
The Adrienne Leather Sequin Dress
"The Adrienne leather sequin dress is an unexpected way to wear sequins during the holiday season – it's sophisticated yet so modern. For a little rock 'n roll glamour, style it with booties, or with sleek stilettos for a New Year's Eve bash!" Rachel Zoe Adrienne White Sequin Dress, $375;neimanmarcus.com
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Courtesy of Rachel Zoe
The Cypress Jumpsuit
"If I had to wear any style of clothing for the rest of my life, it would be tuxedos – they are effortlessly glamorous and always timeless. The Cypress jumpsuit is a modern silhouette that is perfect for holiday dressing. Style your tuxedo jumpsuit with a sleek smoky eye, nude lip and a leather moto jacket thrown over your shoulders, it's effortless and edgy, and totally glamorous!" Rachel Zoe Cypress Tuxedo Jumpsuit, $495; saksfifthavenue.com
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Courtesy of Rachel Zoe
The Mara Dress
"I love a little (or a lot of) shimmer during the holidays – it's always fun and festive! The metallic brocade Mara dress is the perfect little black dress and needs nothing more than a cocktail ring and a pair of sleek sexy pumps. To top it all off, add a metallic eye and glossy nude lip!" Rachel Zoe Mara Dress, $365; saksfifthavenue.com
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Dress Courtesy of Alexander McQueen; Shoes Courtesy of Rachel Zoe
The Knit Dress and Melinda Sandals
"Don't be afraid to play with color this holiday season – be bold in Alexander McQueen's lace intarsia-knit dress. Opt for a simple clutch, ankle strap sandals and a glossy cat eye to complete your ensemble. 1. Alexander McQueen Lace Intarsia-Knit Dress, $1,714; matchesfashion.com 2. Rachel Zoe Melina Sandals, $325; piperlime.com
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Dress Courtesy of Victoria Beckham; Shoes Courtesy of Rachel Zoe
The Cut-Out Dress and Vanessa Pumps
"Leave something to the imagination and opt for this peekaboo Victoria Beckham dress – it's sexy without being too revealing. Polish off your party dress with a pair of suede cutout pumps, an accentuated side part, and oversized crystal earrings – add a little drama, perfect for any holiday cocktail soirée!" 1.Victoria Beckham Cut-Out Crepe Dress, $2,695; net-a-porter.com 2. Rachel Zoe Vanessa Pumps, $295; zappos.com
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Dress Courtesy of Marc Jacobs; Clutch Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
The Sequin Slip and Embellished Clutch
"I've had a love affair with sequins my entire life, and there's no better time than the holidays to wear them head to toe. This Marc Jacobs sequin slip dress is everything! All you'll need to top it all off is an unkempt topknot, moody lip and embellished clutch." 1. Marc Jacobs Sequin Embellished Cross Back Dress, $2,800; matchesfashion.com 2. Alexander McQueen Twin Skull East West clutch, $1,642; matchesfashion.com
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Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
The White Pearl Dress
"White is a wardrobe essential, and I especially love it during the holiday season. Complete your wintery look with a nude lip, shimmer accented cheekbones, and a sexy pair of metallic pointed toe pumps….you'll have heads turning!" Alexander McQueen Faux Pearl-Embellished Knitted Dress, $2,915; net-a-porter.com
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Dress Courtesy of Azzedine Alaïa; Ring Courtesy of Rachel Zoe
The Red Dress and Baguette Ring
"This scalloped trimmed Alaïa dress takes fit 'n flare to another level! Pair it with your favorite booties, a cocktail ring and a low side pony for a polished look that's sophisticated and fun for any holiday celebration." 1. Azzedine Alaïa Macramé cut-out detail dress, $3,484; matchesfashion.com 2.Rachel Zoe Single Barrel Baguette Ring, $195; shopbop.com
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Courtesy of Stella McCartney
The Color-Block Gown
"Stella McCartney's floor length gown is anything but ordinary. With graphic color blocking and mixed materials, it's best to keep your accessories minimal– try a simple black clutch and a sleek geometric ring for a chic finishing touch." Stella McCartney Brigitte Color-Block Crepe Gown, $2,799; mytheresa.com
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