‘Tis the season to sparkle and shine! These glimmering dresses won’t be outdone by any fellow party-goers (or even the Times Square Ball, for that matter).

By Rebecca Daly and Rachel Sylvester
December 12, 2018
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A velvet sheath is eye-catching all on it's own, but also makes for a great canvas for adding over-the-top accessories, like statement earrings or bejeweled heels.

To buy: $119; nordstrom.com.



With a flattering cap sleeve and deep v neckline, this embellished velvet dress is a timeless classic you'll want to pull out year after year.

To buy: $166; lordandtaylor.com.



Sure, the feathered detail at the neckline is a showstopper, but the hidden benefit of this mini is its versatility. Wear it to a wedding, work party or any other black tie soirée.

To buy: $158; revolve.com.



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.

To buy: $495; net-a-porter.com.



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 rich burgundy option.

To buy: $118; nordstrom.com.