1 Party Dress Done Up 3 Very Different Ways

You’re a seasoned vet on the holiday-party circuit by now, with a few pivotal events still to come (hello, 2013!). And let’s be honest: Spending on yet another dress just doesn’t sound enticing, at this point. What’s a social butterfly to do? We’re here to show you how to give your favorite repeat offender new legs. We styled the same dress for three drastically different parties to show you that you can fool ’em in style!


Casual Get-Together — For something casual at your S.O.’s roommate’s sister’s place, there’s no need to get all dressed up. Feel free to wear your favorite flats and a colorful, structured jacket with your dress. Just up the class factor with some shiny jewelry. 

Mulberry Tassel Lace Up Black Suede, $402, available at MulberryH&M Jacket, $32.25, available at H&MTopshop Gold Stripe Dress, $120, available at TopshopArmani Exchange Opaque Tights, $20, available at Armani Exchange, $20, available at Armani ExchangeKara Ross Imprint Resin Cuff, $113, available at Charm & Chain.


Cocktail Attire — If you can get away with a bare leg during the holidays — we say do it. There’s no better time to rock a sparkling, sheer sock with your booties (it’s one of our favorite trends this season!). An oversized double breasted blazer gives your playful look a bit of severity. 

Aldazabal Bead Fringe Circle Earrings, $180, available at Neiman MarcusBCBG Harlow Mini Envelope Clutch, $34.80, available at BCBGTed Baker Montil Velvet Blazer, $420, available at Ted BakerTopshop Gold Stripe Dress, $120, available at TopshopClub Monaco Gold Socks, $12.50, available at Club MonacoH&M Boots, $39.95, available at H&M.


Formal Affair — It’s totally possible to get away with a short dress during the holidays for more formal affairs. Just make sure that you’ve got fairly classic accessories (and a great evening coat!) to dress things up. 

Jean-Michel Cazabat Metal Toe Pump, $275, available at IntermixFrench Connection Narnia Faux Fur Coat, $249, available at French ConnectionTopshop Gold Stripe Dress, $120, available at TopshopDANNIJO Talford Necklace, $420, available at DannijoAldo Gerke Clutch, $24.49, available at Aldo.

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