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Turkeys and tofurkies have been gobbled, and now the holiday e-vites are pouring in. From somewhat stuffy office affairs and fancy-schmancy family fetes to classic Christmas cocktail parties and confetti-explosion NYE bashes, you can't get through winter without attending at least one champagne-fueled festivity. Instead of dusting off that sad, old frock that you bought ages ago, treat yourself to an on-trend, brag-worthy dress that will carry you through the season in style.
A holiday outfit should be a bit special — something that makes you feel confident and inspires celebration, not hibernation. With that in mind, we tracked down looks with luxurious plush velvet, bold jewel tones (or jewel embellishments), and just a
hint heap of sequins. Whatever your budget or occasion, we've got the most party-perfect cocktail dresses (up to size 32); each of these is an ideal plus-one for your next holiday shindig.