The Best Party Looks for Every Event

Know what to wear everywhere this season

It's December, otherwise known as Holiday Party Month. Don't let a panic attack take over as you gaze into your closet and try to figure out what dress to wear to which party.

The key to dressing for parties is to dress for the event without underdressing. When in doubt, it's better to overdress than the opposite. But if you follow our guide, you won't have anything to worry about no matter if you're heading to the office party, or meeting his parents for the first time, or going on a date with a new guy.

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The Best Party Looks for Every Event

Event: Black-Tie Party

This grandiose lace gown from Tadashi Shoji is the perfect dress for a black-tie party during the holidays. It's classic and yet offers a modern touch with pintucked contrasts.

The Best Party Looks for Every Event

Event: Dinner with his parents

Opt for this classic fit and flare dress from Eliza J to impress his parents, and wow him, without showing too much leg or cleavage. The whimsical dots speckle the illusion-sleeve bodice and offset the V-neck back.

The Best Party Looks for Every Event

Event: Cocktails with the girls

The plunging neckline on this curve-hugging jumpsuit from Diane von Furstenberg makes it an unforgettable silhouette. The flared legs contrast with the belted waist.

The Best Party Looks for Every Event

Event: Dinner Date

If he's taking you out for dinner during the holidays, it's okay to dress up more than normal. You'll love the slinky sexiness of this Halston Heritage metallic jersey twist front dress. Wear it and channel your inner disco queen from the 70's.

The Best Party Looks for Every Event

Event: Date Night

Sure, you might already have an LBD, but you don't have one like this form-fitting, strappy Herve Leger number. The double-knit pointelle patterns accentuate the sleek silhouette and the deep V neckline makes it unforgettable.

The Best Party Looks for Every Event

Event: Office Party

Wear something fun, but not too revealing, to the office party and you'll win favor with the powers-that-be within your company, and the respect of your co-workers. This CeCe by Cynthia Steffe dress features wide stripes and a pleat flared skirt.

Event: Casual Party

If you and your friends have a fun, casual evening planned, then this is the dress to wear. Pair this vintage-inspired Free People mini dress with above-the-knee boots and tights.

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