Zara Sequinned Velvet Dress
One part demure (thanks to the long sleeves), one part party animal (thanks to the all-over sequins).
To buy: $90; zara.com.
Topshop Jacquard Slip Dress by Boutique
Better than basic black, this strappy style has a subtle, tonal pattern and a chic, off-the-shoulder twist.
To buy: $130; topshop.com.
Mango Velvet Crossed Dress
This gorgeous, jewel-tone citron is an unexpected hue that strays from the traditional dark, moody tones of the wintry season, so you’ll really stand out at any gathering or event.
To buy: $120; mango.com.
J. Crew Factory Jacquard V-neck Dress
This statement-making sheath is a one-step outfit—you can dial down the accessories to simple, sleek pieces. Chilly? Layer a thin black turtleneck underneath for an of-the-moment look.
To buy: $51; factory.jcrew.com.
GAP Limited Edition Sleeveless Fringe Shift Dress
Swing the night away (or at least until the clock strikes twelve) in this fringed, flapper-inspired number.
To buy: $98; gap.com.
Banana Republic Wrinkle-Resistant Flounced Neoprene Sheath Dress
Sure, the ruffled hem and shoulder detail are pretty, but what we like best is the fabric, which acts like Spanx to smooth everything out (without any of the constricting). Also available in black.
To buy: $128; bananarepublic.com.
& Other Stories Metallic Silk Midi Dress
Downtown, boho vibes courtesy of this frock’s loose fit and tie-neck.
To buy: $145; stories.com.