20 Festive Dresses for Holiday Parties

Get ready to deck the halls in the season's most lust-worthy holiday party dresses.

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Get ready to deck the halls in the season's most lust-worthy holiday dresses. Here, a silky tank dress from Phillip Lim's holiday collection finished with a panel of silver sequins.
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LaGarconne.Com
Nothing says "holiday cheer" like a big velvet bow, which makes a cameo on this silk shift dress by Tusmori Chisato. $696 at LaGarconne.com.
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A warm mustard-bronze hue would be a chic alternative to the traditional red, and this Alexander Wang asymmetrical dress is perfect for the holiday party where there's someone to impress. $675 at Net-a-Porter.
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A subtle leopard motif gives Adam Lippes' gold sequin dress a bit of party piz-azz. $495 at Shopbop.com.
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Unusual accessories like this feathery black Lanvin cap can amp up a holiday outfit.
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Jumelle
A bright pattern like the purple zebra print on this A Detacher dress is sure to make a holiday party splash. $670 at HTML Help.
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Aloha rag
A cozy mock turtleneck is juxtaposed against an airy chiffon skirt on Alex Wang's unusual black dress. $545 at Aloha Rag.
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ASOS
Try a hot color like ASOS' hot pink dress to stand out from the crowd at your next holiday gathering. $80 at ASOS.
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Lace has been one of the season's most blockbuster trends, and this Marc by Marc Jacobs shift covers the look with a forward-thinking bent -- and the price is surprisingly nice. $300 at Net-a-Porter.
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Contrasting lace and stripes add interest to this playful Bensoni dress.
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Bergdorf Goodman
Pouf skirts always indicate "party time," as far as we're concerned. This bold coral number from Donna Karan is just the thing to brighten up your holiday. Yes, it's expensive, but it's also a classic. $2695 at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Modcloth
This sweet, vintage-inspired lace dress needs little more than a pair of Mary Janes and a glass of champagne. $150 at HTML Help.
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Ruby red always look good around the holidays, particularly this romantic, one-shouldered creation from Prabal Gurung's fall catwalk.
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Thakoon
This season, try a flirty slit skirt like the one on Thakoon's funky printed maxi dress. $355 at Thakoon.com.
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Net-a-Porter
The sweet ruffled neckline on Tibi's bright coral mini-dress gives it a festive appeal. $385 at Net-a-Porter.
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JCrew.com
Add a little nautical flare to your holiday wardrobe with this sequin-striped shift from J.Crew collection. $495 at <a href="http://www.jcrew.com/womens_feature/NewArrivals/dresses/PRDOVR~61364/61364.jspn" target="_blank"J.crew.com.
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For something a tad more experimental, check out Givenchy's awe-inspiring brocade print dresses.
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Madewell.com
We love the rich colors of this paisley-print silk dress from Madewell. $168 at Madewell.com.
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Rag-Bone.com
For funkier holiday fare, try Rag & Bone's splatter-print mini dresses. $475 at Rag-bone.com
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RebeccaTaylor.com
Rebecca Taylor's star-print silk dress oozes holiday charm from the ruffle collar to flattering lantern sleeves. $345 at Rebecca Tayor.
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