Pisarro Nights Embellished Mesh Sheath Dress
With a slight nod to the 20s and a barely-there hint of light pink, this dress is a timeless classic you’ll want to pull out year after year. Available in two other colors and petite sizes.
To buy: $104, nordstrom.com.
Dressbarn Metallic Drape Neck Dress
A silver sheath is eye-catching all on it’s own, but also makes a great canvas for adding over-the-top accessories, like statement earrings or bejeweled heels.
To buy: $46, dressbarn.com.
Mango Velvet Dress
No glitter? No problem. Those who prefer a more subdued approach to the holiday are in luck—this season’s must-have fancy fabric is velvet. We like it best in deep jewel tones, like this dark green option.
To buy: $119, mango.com.
Zara Sequin Dress
There’s nothing skimpy about this slip dress—not the midi length, the absolute abundance of sequins, or the generous silhouette, which is meant to just skim the curves of the body, rather than cling to it completely. Also available in nude pink.
To buy: $129, zara.com.
Topshop One Shoulder Bow Dress
Sure, the asymmetric bow detail at the neckline is a showstopper, but the hidden benefit of this mini? Though it fits close to the body and shows off your waist, the ruched, crinkly fabric will conceal any lumps or bumps.
To buy: $130, topshop.com.