The Best Dress Style to Wear to a Holiday Party, According to a Stylist

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When it comes to dressing during holiday season, I’m always pulling pieces with rich details for my clients. From deep jewel tones and textured materials like velvet and silk to luxe embellishments and sparkly tones, the richer, the better in my book. Holiday parties are the perfect time to really pull out your flashiest pieces and get away with something a little more eye-catching than your go-to evening look. To ensure you’re set with the best stylist-approved dresses for all the upcoming festivities, I’ve gathered 20 beautiful options below.