The Holiday Party Dress Style That's Universally Flattering

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

Earlier this month, I shared the outfit combination every celebrity will wear this holiday season, which, in case you missed, it is a statement top and sleek trousers. Though I named this as the number one outfit for 2016’s partygoing season, you can’t deny that every girl still needs a go-to holiday party dress on hand for the many festive events. To ensure your closet is set with the best options this season, I’m sharing the dress style that’s universally flattering and a wardrobe must. Plus, everyone wants to look their best around the holidays, right? When it comes to picking a flattering dress, you can’t go wrong with an A-line shape; it favors all body types and is great for every occasion. Look for a fit that nips at your waist and flares out a bit to achieve an accentuated waistline. The silhouette works wonders and is sure to showcase your figure in its best form.

Scroll down to shop my favorite festive and flattering holiday party dresses.

This great little piece can be swapped and styled for all seasons.

Lace dress with a Peter Pan collar? Talk about a timeless piece.

Define your waistline with this beautiful dress.

Pattern makes everything just a little bit better.

Swap your shoes to take this dress from day to night.

Holiday party seasons aren't done right without at least one velvet dress.

You can't pass up looking pretty in pink!

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Make this the centerpiece of your table this holiday season. 

Gift giving is right around the corner, and we know nobody would be upset about a pleasant-smelling candle.

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Opening Images: Collage Vintage and Style du Monde

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