It’s the most wonderful time of the year (especially if you happen to love a good excuse to dress up!). From the office party to friends’ festive fiestas, these frocks will see you through a jam-packed social season, in style.

By Rebecca Daly
November 17, 2016
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Florals may seem like more of a spring motif, but when they’re done up in a deep ruby red and a luxurious jacquard fabric, you can consider them fitting for any festivity.To buy: $180, whitehouseblackmarket.com.
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Think beyond the expected metallics—and your trusty LBD, for that matter—and opt for something a little different this year. This intricate navy lace dress is eye-catching in all the right ways (no bling required).

To buy: $60, 6pm.com.

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It’s hard to pick a favorite part of this dress. From its flattering fit-and-flare silhouette to the elevated look of the black overlay, it’s a real winner.

To buy: $155, zappos.com.

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Meet your new MVP (that’s Most Valuable Piece). In a casually cut wrap-dress style, velvet is easy to dress up or down. Pair it with suede ankle boots for day, or black tights and heels for evening.

To buy: $50, ae.com.

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Florals may seem like more of a spring motif, but when they’re done up in a deep ruby red and a luxurious jacquard fabric, you can consider them fitting for any festivity.

To buy: $180, whitehouseblackmarket.com.

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Go for the gold, wardrobe-wise at least. A perfect pick for the office shindig, this dress shines under a blazer during the day, but looks even better bare-shouldered when the clock strikes five.

To buy: $179, anntaylor.com.

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Flattering on all figures, a not-too-deep V-neck and a flared skirt—not to mention a pretty metallic shimmer—make this waist-whittling style a better-than-basic little black dress.

To buy: $30, target.com.

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Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean your sartorial options are limited to ornament hues like silver and gold (or red and green for that matter). Bejeweled trim adds seasonally-appropriate appeal to this dusty rose number.

To buy: $83, asos.com.