T’is the season to party, party, party. But who has time to think about what to wear? These cocktail dresses will do you right from your first holiday fête all the way to your last New Year’s bash. The sleek, streamlined silhouettes are figure-flattering and timeless, so you can even wear them into 2014 and beyond.
Our favorite new LBDs:
1. Rebecca Taylor Tweed Dress, $595
This Rebecca Taylor dress adds a twist on the classic little black dress. With stud details at the waist and leather details at the shoulder, which are both on trend, you’ll want to wear this dress to any event or party, even after the holidays.
2. Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection Lace Dress, $165
If you want to steer clear of sequins, try this Banana Republic lace dress. The lace sleeves show just enough skin to make you feel glamorous. The silhouette is polished and classic and the navy hue is the perfect baby-step for anyone trying to break free from the little black dress.
3. Club Monaco Rebecca Embellished Dress, $289
This Club Monaco dress will dazzle at any party. It has just the right amount of fun gold sequins that won’t make you feel like a disco ball. Pair it with black booties or black pumps and you’ll be the star of the party.
To dress up any LBD, old or new…
Kendra Scott Roni Cuff, $150
This gold statement cuff is so chic and simple, you could wear it every day everywhere.
J.Crew Fanned Droplets Earrings, $58
Whether you wear your hair up or down, these earrings will add the right amount of bling without going overboard.
Marc By Marc Jacobs Raveheart Clutch, $238
Need the perfect gold clutch to hold your lipstick, cellphone and keys? This Marc Jacobs clutch (shown at top) is the perfect size—not to big, not to small. Wear it with the strap or without, and definitely continue to use it after the holidays.
Chanel Rouge Allure, $34
Red lips are also a classic holiday accessory. This Chanel red lipstick has a long-wearing satin finish that’ll withstand champagne glasses and tasty hors d’oeuvres.