Best Bet: Vena Cava’s Breton Dress

The spate of post-holiday sales offers timely deals for those still on the hunt for a New Year’s Eve party dress. Vena Cava’s silk Breton dress is over 25 percent off at Gargyle this week. The lacelike spiderweb print offers a cool departure from the seasonal overload of sequins and spangled beading, for a slinky, standout dress that doesn’t overcompensate with bling. Pair it with black tights and a blazer this winter, then wear it with sandals when spring hits.

Vena Cava Breton dress, $140 at Gargyle or online.