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One of the knockout pieces in the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection, this sequin-trimmed dress flatters all body types and will never go out of style.
To buy: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target dress, $74.99 at target.com
Old World Opulence
Available in scarlet and black, this brocade dress looks like it cost three times as much. The sumptuous fabric calls for your fanciest heels, while the high neck and keyhole back beg for upswept hair.
To buy: H&M brocade dress, $69.95 at hm.com
Like a Fine Wine
Strategic paneling does a body good. Add a velvet clutch to complete the baroquely beautiful look.
To buy: Oasis lace dress, $90 at oasis.andotherbrands.com
No Necklace Needed
We’ve seen a slew of celebs wearing bodycon dresses with dark side panels. Now the rest of the world can enjoy the design’s super-slimming effect.
To buy: Dorothy Perkins berry and black jeweled dress, $69 at dorothyperkins.com
Rock Out Tonight
The ultimate sweet-meets-edgy dress—and it’s actually machine washable, since we know rock chicks hate to pick up their dry-clean.
To buy: Dorothy Perkins lace and leather look dress, $89 at dorothyperkins.com
This LBD from Oasis fulfills so many of our fashion fantasies: flirty figure skater, tough goth girl and, finally, glamorous sophisticate.
To buy: Oasis viscose dress, $77 at oasis.andotherbrands.com
Cut it Out
Lace. Sheer. Cutouts. This dress expertly combines three sexy motifs in one tame-enough-for-the-office-party piece.
To buy: ModCloth ‘Feeling Pretty in the City’ dress, $52.99 at modcloth.com
Parisian chic has never been this affordable—or as easy to wear. Add a bold rhinestone cuff or simple pearl studs to continue the classic theme.
To buy: ModCloth ‘Oh So Flattered’ dress, $59.99 at modcloth.com
This prim frock reminds us of an Oscar de la Renta party dress, for about fifty times less cash.
To buy: Modcloth ‘Looking Like a Million’ dress, $79.99 at modcloth.com
Deep Sea Dressing
What makes this dress so totally cool? Scuba-like material that skims over the body. (The jewels around the neck don’t hurt.)
To buy: Dorothy Perkins embellished dress, $69 at dorothyperkins.com
Applique Yourself Luxe details are everywhere you look on this dress from Oasis. Notice the graduated hem that’s longer in the back, the peek-a-boo lace insert and the super-skinny belt.
To buy: Oasis ‘Lucy’ lace dress, on sale for $90 at oasis.andotherbrands.com
Hot Around the Collar
A must-try for anyone who loves an indie-adorable look, a la Zooey Deschanel.
To buy: Xhilaration Peter Pan collar dress, $24.99 at target.com
We’re planning our New Year’s Eve plans—and an epic updo—around this sequin-and-chiffon dress from Mango.
To buy: Mango contrast panel dress, $79.99 at mango.com
Three out of Four
Bring the drama! There’s no being a wallflower in this burgundy beauty from H&M. Keep the focus on the dramatic one-shoulder design with nude heels, fleshy lips and a smoky eye.
To buy: H&M sequined dress, $49.95 at hm.com
Just the Yoke
If you love your shoulders and collarbones, here’s the silhouette to try. Complement the dark colors with a bold red lip.
To buy: ModCloth ‘Stunning Salsa’ dress, $57.99 at modcloth.com
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