With the holiday season approaching, an inevitable flurry of party invitations can only mean one thing: your wardrobe better be vast and ready. Behold our selection of the best and brightest in cocktail dressing guaranteed to make you the shinning star of any celebration.
Little Black Dress
The golden standard, this season’s LBD comes in a variety of styles and embellished levels. On the subtle side, Milly Blair Ostrich Feather dress offers a touch of pizzazz without crossing into the flashy territory. DVF’s lace wrap is a lot more daring yet equally elegant.
Pop of Red
An undeniably powerful hue, red holds no punches when it comes to holiday attire. Sandro’s Rozen dress is a lacy interpretation that oozes ingénue’s charm, while Boss’ classic pairing of red top with sharp slacks elevates elegant minimalism to new heights.
Not for the bashful, pattern textiles are a sure way to stand out in a crowd. The holiday varieties are often crowned with pearl finish, shinny sequence or see through embellishments. Michael Kors’ Hexagon-Print Collared Matelassé shift dress is layered with transparent appliqué. Philipp Plein’s Curiosity features bold tribal print that needs no enhancements and M Missoni printed fringe dress is a no-brainer for anyone planning on dancing this holiday season.
Looking for a classic option with a twist? Both kate spade new york and Red Valentino feature bubble dresses with unique details. Kate Spade’s Colorblock Fit & Flare version dazzles with interesting pattern while Red Valentino’s cheeky number will get you in the holiday mood with a wink.
A jumpsuit is a great alternative to a dress and it radiates sophistication. J. Crew’s gold-flecked wrap romper shimmers thanks to its metallic fabrication. Stella McCartney’s Illusion jumpsuit is a sleek and bold statement, while BCBG’s Marlin Cutout number is an ideal canvas for all of your festive layers and accessories.