Best Bet: B.B. Dakota’s Halsey Dress

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Unfussy holiday dresses can be hard to come by, but this full-skirted style from B.B. Dakota manages to be festive without relying on sequins, rhinestones, or lace. The painterly print gives the vintage shape a modern update, and it's sure to stand out in a sea of glittery black party frocks.

B.B. Dakota Halsey dress, $98 online.