Stylist in Pocket · 20 Party-Approved Midi Dresses

20 PARTY-APPROVED MIDI DRESSES



Dec

15

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It might be chilly outside, but it’s party season. A little bit of cold weather isn’t about to get in the way of you achieving your fullest sartorial potential.

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Life of the party status officially achieved. All you need is a shimmery sequined stunner on standby.

Channel your inner glamazon by going all out with a faux fur topper, ankle strap heels and a velvet pouch.

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With a lengthy list of upcoming soirees on the agenda, you need a gorgeous getup that’s willing to pull a bit of overtime. Before you reach for that trusty LBD, consider a embroidered dress with flutter sleeves. It’s a total package, as far as fancy affairs go.

Dress it up with embellished heels and a side-swept chignon, or take it along to after-work cocktails, pointed-toe ankle boots and a bold cuff in tow.

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While a slinky sequin slip is best reserved for out-of-the-office affairs, a minimalist contrast dress is ripe for the picking, as far as work parties go.

Keep it classy with black v-shaped pumps and streamlined drop earrings.

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Not every holiday event calls for glitz and glamour. For more low-key occasions, a cozy sweater dress will do.

Just pair it with a minimalist waist belt and chandelier earrings.

Image may contain: 1 person, standingA form-fitting frock with a modern asymmetric neckline and a sultry slit will send you into style goddess territory.

The addition of a sheer turtleneck top would render it cold-weather appropriate while racking up a few extra style points.

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A red hot dress with pleated details is reason enough to celebrate this season. It has endless cool-girl edge built right in.

Dial it up with a gold cuff and stiletto booties for a swanky dinner date, or opt for the unexpected at an upcoming work-related event with metallic Oxfords and statement studs.

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A sheath dress with dramatic lines and velvet accents will make you feel seriously luxe.

Just add patent boots, a sleek chignon and modern hoops to the mix for a contemporary-cool ensemble that’s ready to deck the halls.

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If making an entrance is at the top of your to-do list, opt for a scene-stealing gold dress. Look-at-me sequins and a high-neck silhouette will combine for an effortless look that needs no introduction.

Save it for a buzzworthy shindig, teaming it with architectural heels and a bold berry lip.

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Lazy girls, unite! Puttin’ on the glitz may not be your thing. An embroiderd mesh dress might just be what the doctor ordered.

For some serious edge, team it with a pair of Doc Martens, a bomber jacket and don’t-care hair.

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A strap dress in wine is the type of dress that would score serious points at the office (when layered carefully, of course).

Try it with a quicksilver button-down and shimmery sheer tights to keep things festive without offending HR, then add a glitter-flecked minaudière and a smokey eye come party time.

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A long dress with floral embroidery checks all the boxes — and then some.

As for styling, we commend reaching for dramatic red lipstick, lace-up booties and chandelier earrings.

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If you’ve been riding high on that ‘70s throwback train and show no signs of slowing down, opt for a pleated metallic dress.

Top it off with a layered necklace and platform heels for a fancy free-wheeling look with disco glam undertones.

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A fiery red slip midi dress is a shoo-in for a holiday gathering with your crew.

A streamlined design would look best teamed with embellished block heels and a sleek choker necklace.

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A pointelle midi dress boasts major around-the-clock appeal. It proves its style power whether you’re kickin’ back on the couch or heading the weekly board meeting.

Style it for daytime with knee-high boots and a sleeveless blazer before subbing in a next-level teddy coat and laser-cut booties for post-work drinks.

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This star-studded shift dress has VIP written all over it. But don’t be mistaken — it can hold it down for more casual events with cropped jeans, backless loafers and a messy topknot for a lazy-girl-gone-glam look.

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There’s something ridiculously alluring about a sultry velvet dress that calls for a perfectly painted pout, embellished frame purse and a romantic ‘do.

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Expect all eyes to be on you when you roll out in a chiffon-and-lace dress with an asymmetric hemline. It makes you look and feel like a street style queen.

Pair it with anything from a velvet blazer to patent trousers for an OMG-worthy ensemble.

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While understated in design, a checked frock with ribbed detail makes a bold statement, making it ideal for the minimalist who wants to stand out.

For a festive look that feels anything but over the top, metallic ankle boots and oversized drop earrings are a must.

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A slinky kimono dress is something you want on your side. It exudes sophistication and boss-lady vibes.

Team it with a killer pair of pumps and a vintage clutch — guaranteed conversation starters that’ll score you some serious bonus points.

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You just can’t mess with a classic. Doing the office-to-after-hours-event shuffle is no easy feat, but rest assured, the whole process will become an effortless exercise when you add a buckle dress to the mix.

Layer it over an elegant blouse for the office, then switch things up once you punch out by rockin’ it solo with sky-high stilettos and statement stud earrings.