Ah, the holidaze: a time when invites to events and the occasional odd formal are too likely to contain the words jingle, ball, or even the extra-clever holidazzle (true story). Since there's no better way to bridge the awkwardness than by looking your festive finest, our latest Shop-A-Matic features sparkly and sexy frocks, guaranteed to dazzle. Whether you're looking for sequin-encrusted frocks to outshine the disco ball or a twist on the classic little black dress, we pulled 120 ideas for all of your party needs. Check out our top five picks below.
Sweetheart Party Dress by American Eagle Outfitters
Why We Like It: For colorphobes who are sick of their black uniform, try navy, a fresh take on a dark tone. This dress looks extra pricey when dressed up with shiny jewels.
Crossover Draped Dress by Alexander Wang
Why We Like It: A semi-sheer cutout dress will flash plenty of skin, just in less obvious places. Plus, a pair of black boy-shorts is sewn into the skirt, ensuring you won't be showing the wrong goods.
Undo It Dress by Nanette Lepore
Why We Like It: The ubiquitous leopard print gets a tropical spin in a rich purple jewel tone, perfect if your holiday plans involve heading somewhere warm and sunny to ring in the New Year.
Lords Leaping Dress by Silence & Noise
Why We Like It: A sleek tank silhouette keeps the sparkly dress from being too fussy while a plunging back keeps the look sexy.
Lemon Sequin Shift Dress by Topshop
Why We Like It: Stand out from a sea of little black dresses with a buttery yellow minidress with (warm) long sleeves. And if you're feeling brave, try pairing the look with a teased updo and cat-eye glasses to play off the frock's sixties-inspired vibe.
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