Scenario: Your Google cal says you've RSVP'd to one too many holiday parties, your wallet says you should probably just re-wear whatever's in your closet to every single one of them, and your Instagram just won't allow for any repeat looks. After preemptively spending your entire year-end bonus on holiday presents for your loved ones, it's probably tough to find a proper outfit with the pennies left in your bank account. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to getting your dream gown in time for the season (although we recommend trying Net-a-Porter's ongoing mega-sale). So it's time to start looking to the formalwear underdogs: fast-fashion retailers. While the Zaras of the world are known for carrying trendy denim and remixed button-ups, there are some hidden gems ideal for any event on your list.
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