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Enough with the ugly sweaters and elf ears! It's time to ditch the Bridget Jones's Diary ensemble and chic up your cocktail game this holiday season (instead, channel, say, Megan Draper from Mad Men). With all the sparkle-stocked stores at our disposal, there's really no excuse for slacking on your going-out look. If you showed up in the same sale-rack "score" as three other girls at last year's office party, now is the time to redeem yourself.
Lucky for you, we've made it easy and narrowed down the best-of-the-best velvet, sparkle, and shine you'll need for your surely packed, end-of-the-year social schedule. Read ahead, and take your pick (or picks, no judgement here) from our ultimate party dress guide. Your mistletoe action just got amped.
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Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read