Lady In Red

Rocking a bold hue is one way to make an entrance, especially when it’s a festive holiday shade. The little red dress has a certain movie starlet quality, and with this season’s many shapes and lengths, you can’t go wrong!

PACO RABANNE Chain-Mail & Satin Dress
VICTORIA BECKHAM Crepe Wrap Dress / SOPHIA KAH Corded-Lace Midi-Dress / LISA PERRY Circle-Pocket Shift Dress

Velvet Crush

Velvet creates an instantly sumptuous evening look. For holiday soirées, swath yourself in rich tones like deep burgundy or go for extra glam with studs and pearls, as seen on dresses by Balmain or Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.

NINA RICCI Lamé Velvet Gown
ULLA JOHNSON Paulina Velvet Dress / PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Velvet Deep V-Neck Dress / BALMAIN Micro-Studded Velvet Dress

Artful Opulence

From gilded woven brocades, to va-va-voom sequins, feathers, and even multicolor fringe, designers offered head-turning works of art for Fall/Winter 2016. With intricate embellishments, these pieces shine long after the final champagne toast.

VALENTINO Embroidered Tulle Maxi Dress
VALENTINO Bambolina Silk-Blend Dress / KOCHE Feather-Trimmed Sequined Dress / MISSONI Tiered-Fringe Minidress

Graphic Black And White

Clean black and white fabrics, contrasting vertically or applied to a structured gown, create the ultimate flattering illusion. Don’t be afraid to add extra jewelry or bright accessories to contrast the simplified palette.

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PROENZA SCHOULER Off-The-Shoulder Halter Tie-Neck Dress
LANVIN Jacquard Shirt Dress / J. MENDEL Lace-Appliqué Crepe Gown / AMELIA TORO Crepe Sleeveless Shift Dress

Soft Drapery

Channel your inner Grecian goddess with a dress by Lanvin or Sies Marjan. These styles have soft draping around the waist or neckline, so you’ll be able to dance the night away in a beautiful, easy silhouette.

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SIES MARJAN Embellished Crêpe De Chine Gown
J. MENDEL Lace & Silk Gown / NINA RICCI Satin Blouson-Back Slip Dress / LANVIN Draped-Front Gown

Winter Florals

Florals for winter? Groundbreaking, indeed, especially when printed with darker hues like dark green, navy, and black. Pair tights and booties with a mini dress, or go for the full standout effect in a chiffon maxi.

A.L.C. Floral Crepe Sleeveless Dress
EMANUEL UNGARO Floral Silk Open-Back Gown / RAQUEL ALLEGRA Halter Maxi Dress / WARM Chiffon Hostess Maxi Dress

Romantic Lace

Victorian-inspired clothing dominated the runways this season, and the trend continues with lace dresses perfect for holiday affairs. With voluminous sleeves or sheer details, touches of gothic romance refresh the classic LBD.

BARNEYS NEW YORK Corded Lace Shealth Dress
GARY GRAHAM Embellished Mousseline Gown / R/R STUDIO BY ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Cotton-Blend Lace Dress / LOYD/FORD Lace Cocoon Gown