Party Dresses for Every Holiday Fete!

Whether you're laying low with your fam or doing it big at a holiday soiree, you've got no excuse not to be the best dressed girl at this season's parties! Check out our picks for the best duds to wear to every type of gathering.

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A Work Celebration

With a high neck and sheer yoke, you can be just a little bit sexy and still gain the boss's approval at this year's company party. Combine this knee-length dress with a blazer, and we're talking business! Kay Unger Embellished Illusion Bodice Dress, $490 at Lord & Taylor.

A Work Celebration

Uber-feminine but still professional, a vanilla-colored lace dress sported with a statement necklace and pointy-toe pumps will be sure to leave everyone at the office talking about your understated elegance and the ease with which you transition outfits from day to night. Anise Pizzelle Dress, $75 at ModCloth.

A Work Celebration

A pop of red is always a great addition to an all-black ensemble! With these sheer sleeves, show off your toned arms (you so rarely get the opportunity to in the winter months!) and try your hand at color blocking while enjoying an after-hours turkey feast with coworkers. Shelby Stripe Pleat Dress, $198 at French Connection.

The Family Get-Together

First impressions are so important, especially when meeting your future in-laws. Worn with a single strand of pearls and a soft cardigan, this Kelly green silk dress says "classic sophistication." His parents will love you! Adelaide Dress, $188 at Anthropologie.

The Family Get-Together

Tired of Grandma's comments about your too-short-hem and your too-low-neckline? Wear a bright red knee-grazing A-line dress to the family Christmas dinner, and she'll be speechless with delight. Cherry Me Up Dress, $125 at ModCloth.

Girls' Night Out

If you plan to regroup with your girls for a holiday gift exchange, a long-sleeved tunic dress can be paired with super-opaque tights and booties for a fun, casual look whether you're going out to a restaurant or staying in at your BFF's place for wine and hors d'oeuvres. Parker Short V-Neck Dress, $242 at Barneys.

Girls' Night Out

Add a little edge to your evening out this holiday season: You can never go wrong with a little black-and-yellow Ikat! Extreme wedges add height and comfort so you can dance all night long – and maybe even sneak in your own rendition of "Santa Baby" at the karaoke bar. Ombre Ikat Mini Dress, $268 at Anthropologie.

A Cocktail Party

Whether you're ringing in the New Year or just looking for an excuse to sparkle while drinking some more eggnog, nothing says fun like some red lipstick and a sequined frock! The wrap-over detail is just flirty enough so that the V-neck doesn't take away from the overall glamour of this gold mini. Golden Samantha Sequin Dress, $275 at French Connection.

A Cocktail Party

Partying where it's a little warmer than usual this holiday season? Strappy heels, a light scarf, and an armful of bangles are all you need to make a splash in this strapless emerald bustier dress! Tibi Swirls Strapless Dress, $220 at Piperlime.

A Cocktail Party

Sweep your hair up to show off the rosette detail on this one-shouldered dress before you head to this holiday season's "It" party. The drawstring waist and draped detail allow for ultimate comfort: Just in case you eat a little more than planned, you'll still be able to breathe while you shimmy your way to the dance floor. Cha-cha-cha! Rebecca Taylor Sweet Rose Dress, $315 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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