For the folks too far from the equator, the winter can only be mitigated by the amount of shopping, sales, gifts, and parties. Parties! All those summer nights where you can strap on some sandals and shorts and off you go complaining about the heat - yep, those days are on pause for another five months or so. But the parties? They make it all better (and all that you can consume at the parties! ha!).
There are several styles in dresses you can lean on this year. Stripes, sweater knits, and sparkles (beading or sequins - either is just splendid). A dress is always easy to pull off because it's a single item. Plus - break out a pair of opaque tights in a similar color or an always flattering black and you have an outfit to wear for three out of four seasons (summer needs lighter fabrics).
Check out some of the picks below and don't be afraid to click (they're all under $50!):
Have any company holiday parties on the calendar? Remember to keep the neckline modest - a mock turtleneck with sparkly shoulders can do no harm, and the stockings as sparingly sheer as possible. This way - should you drink a little too much, there are very very few possibilities that your faux pas will be a fashion slip-up.
How will you be dressing to the party?