Womanista Fashion: Perfect Party Dresses for All Budgets

I love this festive time of year because people have fun parties, and usually expect you to dress up for it! Which means you can need a few pretty fabulous party dresses in December. Whether it’s your office party, a get together at a girlfriends house, or a blowout New Year’s Eve bash (fab!) here are a few glam showstoppers that pair perfectly with a glass of champagne and lots of fun!

A Sparkly Sequin Party Dress: The number one party dress on my list is something that glitters. Sequins can be slightly difficult to wear though, because shine reflects and makes you look bigger (and sometimes there are areas that I would rather not be highlighted and accented! For me, it’s my hips and butt. Neither one of those need to look any bigger, thank you very much!)

This gorgeous Parker dress works its sequins in a pattern that actually flatters your body! (It’s like camo, but with sequins!) The design of the sequins on the dress hits just the right angles that are super slimming and fabulous. You can pick it up from FarFetch.com for $330.

For a more budget friendly sequin option that also features flattering lines, this navy & sequin strapless frock from NewLook.com is only $44!

A Sexy Red Cocktail Dress: If you walk into a room in red, you are going to get noticed. Plus, it’s the color of the season! It’s festive, fun, AND statement-worthy. This stunning red dress from Michael Kors is the ultimate cocktail ensemble. The crimson hue is a knockout, and the shape of the dress is super flattering!

The hemline hits just below the knee (which is the most flattering length on all figures) and the twist front cut is ruched in just the right places to hide any tummy bulges (which can be fairly common during the party season, at least in my midsection!) Finish it off with the cowl neckline and this dress exudes understated sex appeal. It’s gorgeous. You can pick it up for $1,020.

For a similar look at a more wallet-friendly price, check out this option from MICHAEL by Michael Kors (his lower-priced line). For an even BETTER deal, this twisted front red dress with a criss-cross back from Jane Norman is a winner at only $48!

The Perfect Holiday Little Black Dress: For a night out, you can’t go wrong with the perfect little black dress. And it doesn’t get better for the holidays, than adding some sequins to a great LBD!

This one from Alice + Olivia is fun and modern, with sequins in an animal print pattern, a strong shoulder, and a key hole back. You can pair it with sky-high stilettos, red lipstick, and big, bouncy waves (or a chic bun!) You can pick up this dress for $396.

A great LBD is always fun to wear because you can get creative with your jewelry, hair and makeup! This shimmery LBD from Guess is a great, lower-priced alternative (for $138!) that still packs tons of sparkle and glam.

For a less expensive option that a little easier to wear (a body-con fit isn’t for everyone!) I love this dress from DKNY Jeans. It’s modern and fun, and the feminine fit is gorgeous!

When it comes to holiday cocktail dresses, the possibilities are endless! Please send me an email (click the “Email W” icon on the womanista homepage!) if you need any help getting ideas for the perfect party ensemble!

Happy holiday cocktail partying, womanistas!

xo, the Womanista


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6 Responses to “Womanista Fashion: Perfect Party Dresses for All Budgets” Subscribe

  1. Marisa Manna Ferrell December 17, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    LOVEEEE the Alice + Olivia! I want!!!!!

  2. Veronica S December 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    Found myself a sparkly dress online I’m going to order and I’m going to freak out when I get it!

  3. Marisa December 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Those are so gorge! Thanks for helping find the perfect holiday dress!

  4. Min December 1, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    That red dress is seriously the bomb! I’ve been trying to find a red dress to wear every holiday season .. I may just have found the perfect one! Love it!!!!

  5. Cara November 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Super cute!!

    • Woman November 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      Thanks Cara! I hope you have a few fun parties to go to this holiday season! xo

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