36 Party Dresses, Hand-Picked By Top Bloggers

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Spade Saturday.
As tempting as it is to bust out flannel pajamas and watch Love Actually all weekend, we've got things to do this season! Namely: holiday bashes up the wazoo. But, what's a girl to do with a stack of pending RSVPs and nary a party-ready dress in her closet? (Or, maybe she just wants a new one.) Well, we tapped some of L.A.'s best style bloggers to lend us a hand.
From Damsel In Dior's Jacey Duprie to actress-turned-blogger Katie Cassidy, a dozen chic ladies rounded up their favorite festive frocks for your shopping pleasure. Their 36 expertly curated picks include under-$100 versions; thoroughly non-cliche, sequin-free iterations; and, of course, the requisite metallic finds. So, get clicking to shop now. All that's left to do is turn heads with your pretty new number.
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"With its playful neckline and flare skirt, you can’t go wrong with this party-ready dress (at under $90!). I would pair it with black sandals and drop earrings."
— Sophie Elkus, Angel Food Style

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"If there's any time to wear sequins, it's December. This gunmetal sheath dress has a unique back and pairs well with a ponytail and simple jewelry. Layer a black coat over it, and you're set for New Year's Eve."
— Sophie Elkus

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"Zimmermann’s pieces are always well-made, with unique cuts and draping. This blue jewel tone is festive for the holiday season, and a lovely alternative to red or gold. The delicate plunge neckline balances the longer length."
— Sophie Elkus

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"I love the vintage vibe of this gown. Its sleek silhouette is a perfect contrast to the pale pink palette."
— Liz Cherkasova, Late Afternoon

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"This dress is deliciously sexy, and I always love white for winter."
— Liz Cherkasova

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"This dress is the perfect combination of feminine and sexy."
— Liz Cherkasova

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"I wore a dress like this once to an event and have loved the style ever since. The structure is classic and elegant, but the unexpected pop of color gives it some edge. I see it with a statement lip and a tight, low bun."
— Katie Cassidy, Tomboy KC

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"Feathers are a festive alternative to the more obvious holiday sequins. This dress does all of your accessorizing for you, so all you need is a classic black bag and some ankle strap sandals."
— Katie Cassidy

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"This dress is so versatile. You can style it up or down depending on the occasion. Not to mention, when the holiday party season is over, you can just throw a sweater over it and wear it with boots."
— Katie Cassidy

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"A little sparkle would brighten even the Grinch's holiday season. This dress was made to celebrate in."
— Jacey Duprie, Damsel In Dior

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"I absolutely love winter white! Pair this pretty number with black tights and little black booties, and you'll be ready to jingle and mingle in no time!"
— Jacey Duprie

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"Just because it's cold out doesn't mean you can't show a little skin. I love the open back of this dress and its long sleeves."
— Jacey Duprie

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"This is a next-level LBD with interesting lace detailing. Plus, it's not super heavy, so you can wear it for dinner parties year-round."
— Jen Pinkston, The Effortless Chic

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"I'm dying for this color combination right now! Team with a pair of strappy, metallic heels, and you're set!"
— Jen Pinkston

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"The floral print makes it flirty and feminine, but paired with black tights, ankle booties, and a leather jacket, it becomes cool and edgy. Plus, the price won't break the bank."
— Jen Pinkston

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"Lace and metallic is a tried and true holiday combo. I love this Erin Fetherston dress, with its sheer, lace sleeves and orchid-colored, metallic skirt. It's the perfect holiday dress!"
— Mara Ferreira, M Loves M

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"I love the celestial print on this dress. It's a unique option for a holiday party where everyone will be in sequins and embellishments."
— Mara Ferreira

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"This sequin minidress is so flattering with its Champagne color. It's a dress you'll want to wear again and again."
— Mara Ferreira

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"Pretty in pink! It is such a beautiful, feminine piece, and the back cutout comes with pearl button details."
— Hallie Swanson, Hallie Daily

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"Kate Spade always makes the cutest dresses. And, I love that this dress comes with a signature Kate Spade bow on the back to complete the look."
— Hallie Swanson

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"I come from China, and in the Chinese culture, we wear red for all kinds of holidays. It was love at first sight when I saw this striking dress! The crochet-knit collar makes the whole look very elegant."
— Hallie Swanson

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"The edginess and minimalism is what I love most about this dress. Rock some red lips and a cocktail ring to complete the look."
— Sheryl Luke, Walk In Wonderland

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"This is an absolute show-stopper. Have a big smile, and you'll be the star of the night."
— Sheryl Luke

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"I love the simplicity of this dress. Throw on a faux-fur stole or coat for a glamorous party look."
— Sheryl Luke

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"The velvet floral detailing and deep sapphire hue make this dress perfect for swinging around town."
— Stephanie Liu, Honey & Silk

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"You can't do the holidays without your shining moment. This sequin dress is simple, sexy, and fun for a dazzling night out."
— Stephanie Liu

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"A red dress is a must-have for the holiday party circuit. This elegantly draped dress is gorgeous in sultry red."
— Stephanie Liu

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"I love the color and shape of this dress. It's so pretty — and loose enough for eating yummy holiday treats!"
— Grasie Mercedes, Style Me Grasie

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"This is the perfect holiday green with a chic print. I love that it looks like two separate pieces."
— Grasie Mercedes

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"This year, I want to stay away from sequins for New Year's Eve and go with lace instead. I think this dress is perfect, and so special."
— Grasie Mercedes

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“I am not a huge fan of sequins, but around the holidays I definitely love to be festive, so the shimmering gold is a great alternative."
— Ashley Fultz, The Style Editrix

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"This dress is the essence of holiday spirit! The cut of the dress is chic and sophisticated."
— Ashley Fultz

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"This season, it's all about texture, so this pony hair shift dress is everything. While red can sometimes be overkill during the holidays, oxblood is very fashion-forward."
— Ashley Fultz

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"Ready, set, fete! Red lace screams holiday. The delicate, raw lace edges and demure neckline will give you an elegant, sophisticated look."
— Jenny Bernheim, Margo & Me

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"For a dress that won't break the bank, this look is party-perfect with its sheer panel waist and scalloped trim."
— Jenny Bernheim

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"This dress merges two of my greatest loves: sequins and prints. The sequin design is an updated way to wear floral throughout the holidays."
— Jenny Bernheim

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