12 Colorful Party Dresses Guaranteed to Brighten Up Any Soiree

Little black dresses, be damned! We're ditching our dark-hued frocks this season for dresses with some serious pigmentation. Whether a cheery red, a vibrant jewel tone, or a glow-in-the-dark neon, these colorful dresses not only guarantee that you'll stand out in a sea of black and shiny, but will make accessorizing heaps easier. So, don't let the Winter Arrrgghhs sullen your mood; opt for a dose of lite-brite pizazz instead. Our favorites from the color guard, below!
Above, from left: Opening Ceremony Twist Back Dress, $600, available at Opening Ceremony; Elizabeth & James Roselyn Jersey Ruffle Dress, $265, available at Net-A-Porter; Christopher Kane for Topshop Lim Dress, $80, available at Topshop.
Above, from left: Diane von Furstenberg Leather Dress, $645, available at Bloomingdales; Finders Keepers Lilac Alice Dress, $86, available at Pixie Market; Kimchi Blue Pleated Bow Dress, $58, available at Urban Outfitters.
Above, from left: Wink Harmony Dress, $260, available at Shopbop; Preen Silk Dress, $592, available at The Outnet; Marc by Marc Jacobs Fuschia Dress, $328, available at Revolve.
Above, from left: Frank Tell Pleated Chiffon Dress, $303 (was $605), available at Forward by Revolve; T-Bags Asymmetric Jersey Gown, $275, available at Net-A-Porter; BCBG Tiered Minidress, $268, available at BCBG.
See more holiday party dresses... See Roland Mouret's colorful cocktail dresses for Net-A-Porter...

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