Step one to being the life of the party is looking the part. These festive numbers are just what the season ordered.
Dressed to the nines
The balance between long sleeves and a short hemline promises that you'll ring in 2013 with class and style.
MM Couture by Miss Me 3/4-Sleeve Sequin Dress, $88, Dillard's.
This season, we're thankful for eternally flattering, easy-to-wear wrap dresses.
Travelers Classic Rosemary Wrap Dress, $99, Chico's.
Feminine, chic, and forgiving of the fact that the only weights you've lifted this year are your kids and their toys, this lace-detailed dress will even pass muster with hyper-critical mother-in-laws.
Short Long Sleeve Dress with Sequins, $89, David's Bridal. (Available in-store only)
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Draw eyes to your natural waist in drapey, lightweight chiffon, and a deep v-neck that calls attention to your assets.
Party Dress with Sequin Band, $80, Asos.
Formfitting enough to flatter with its nipped waist and tulip-shaped skirt, this sleeveless dress is woven with glittery threads for semi-subtle shine.
Sleeveless dress with glitter threadding, $70, H&M.
Thanks to an artfully placed brooch, your major jewelry is automatically part of your outfit. Now, a toast to having making fewer decisions on your way out the door.
American Living Cowl-Neck Dress, $60, JCP.
Shivering all evening is neither fun nor pretty, so stay toasty in a curve-hugging, embellished sweater dress. Black tights are optional.
Sequins Knit Dress, $70, Mango.
The music, the smells of fresh pines, this dress — how can you not be in the holiday spirit? You'll rock the night away in this strapless satin dress with a pretty peplum waist detail.
Satin-um Record Strapless Red Dress, $21, LuLu's.
Unless you work in a creative office, this one might not be quite right for drinks with your team. But the sequined lapel will surely make an entrance at many-a party.
Cocktails with Coworkers Dress, $75, Modcloth.
Earn your stripes with this fun take on the colorblocking trend.
C.Luce Striped Waist Dress, $70, Piperlime.
All-over lace is suggestive without showing too much skin in an easy-to-wear, rich shade of green.
Lace Fit-and-Flare Dress, $98, Victoria's Secret.
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