The Best Black Dresses to Buy Before 2018

'Tis the season of endless holiday parties. Is your wardrobe ready? We know the struggle of searching for the perfect frock all too well, which is why we tend to fall back on our favorite staple item in our closet—the little black dress. (After all, they make a chic yet effortless outfit choice every single time.) Confused about the dress code of the party? Little black dress. Attending a party as a plus-one? Your LBD is there for you. So hurry up and make an investment before the New Year and all of the parties you've got coming up—because whether it's velvet, long-sleeve, mini, or midi, a black dress will always be chic.

Keep reading to shop our favorite LBD picks to buy before the clock strikes midnight on NYE.

This shape is so flattering for an hourglass fit.

Available in sizes 2 to 3.

We're loving balloon sleeves this season.

Available in sizes 2 to 4.

Transition tie straps from summer to winter!

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

You can't go wrong with velvet for the holiday season.

Available in sizes 0 to 1X.

Just add a metallic bag for a complete look.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Street style stars love this dress.

Available in sizes 4 to 12.

We can see Bella Hadid rocking this frock.

Available in sizes 2 to 8.

Need a dress that you can wear to anything? This universal style will be your go-to for holiday parties.

Available in sizes XS.

We're picturing this with casual white sneakers for an everyday outfit.

Available in sizes S to L.

Flutter sleeves add such a romantic touch.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

For the colder season, layer a bright turtleneck under this pick for major style points.

Available in sizes XXS to L.

Red carpet–worthy.

Available in sizes XXS to L.

Pair this satin gown with a short faux-fur jacket for a holiday night out. 

Available in sizes XS to L.

Just add red boots and a fur bag for an on-trend look.

Available in sizes S to M.

This flirty pick would look amazing with kitten heels and a sparkly headpiece.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

This midi length looks best with strappy heels and festive clutch.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

The attention to detail on this dress is perfection.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.