20 PARTY-APPROVED MIDI DRESSES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s something ridiculously alluring about a sultry velvet dress that calls for a perfectly painted pout, embellished frame purse and a romantic ‘do.
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.
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.
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.
You just can’t mess with a classic. Doing the office-to-after-hours-even
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.