FabSugar: 5 Ways to Wear One Perfect Party Dress

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This story is from our partner, FabSugar! Twice a month we’ll share FabSugar’s best fashion tips and shopping guides. Today’s post teaches you how to wear one dress, 5 different ways written by Brittney Stephens of FabSugar: 

(Re)Work It: One Perfect Party Dress, 5 Ways to Wear it for the Holidays

Earlier this year, we showed you how to wear the same dress to more than one wedding, and while the rules still hold true, it’s time to shift your thinking to the holiday party season. The notion of splurging on multiple dresses is kind of ridiculous with all the events to attend and gifts to buy. Instead, we’re styling up the fantastic, party-ready T by Alexander Wang Stretch-Sateen Jersey Dress ($260) five different ways — for each of your upcoming holiday soirees. From dinner with the family to cocktails with co-workers, click through now to see and shop the multitude of ways you can wear one basic black dress.

Black-Tie Bash

Don’t think for a second that you can’t wear a semi-short dress to a black-tie party; all you have to do is class it up with a ladylike jacket, sparkly statement earrings, and a killer pair of heels — definitely something with shine.
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Family Dinner

Add some flair to your family party look with a pair of polka-dot tights — they’re a cool twist on basic black, and give off a fun, festive vibe. Go with one standout accessory, like an oversize cocktail ring.
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Cocktails With the Crew

A night out with the girls — enjoying cocktails, exchanging gifts — calls for something sleek and super-stylish. We love how the long-sleeve dress looks when topped with a shaggy faux fur vest, and along with sexy cage heels and a rose gold cuff, it’s a look that’s nothing short of breathtaking.
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Work Soiree

Here’s a great way to marry office sophistication with a hint of downtown-cool — top your dress with a crisp white tuxedo jacket, then add a knockout necklace and sleek cap-toe heels. A bright bag will give off a fun, confident vibe.
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New Year’s Eve Countdown

For ringing in the New Year, sequins are always a safe bet. Layer up with a sparkly jacket and get a pop of color via a pair of bright turquoise heels. Add a simple black chain-strap bag and a super smoky eye for ultimate sexiness.
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Do you have the perfect party dress you’ll match to a couple of these looks? Tell us about it in the comments below!

XO Team LC

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Categories: Holiday Fashion, Style Guide, Wear
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  • Melissa Panici

    All of these looks are great! Thanks for the tips!

  • Rachel Trampel

    Wow, amazing looks! Especially love #1, 3 and 5 SO GLAM!

    http://www.rachelslookbook.com

  • HistoryBeauty

    My favorite is the work soir

  • Stephanie Shoff

    If only these outfits were a little bit affordable….sheesh.

  • alex jones

    I will recommend third one to my wife. She will really got it. Thanks Lauren

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  • Esthetics2Go

    I love them all!

  • Cynda House

    Super cute!! I love that dress!!! I love the work soiree, that Tory Burch clutch is super cute and i love the Jacket and Necklace!!! nice touches!!! Love love love it!!!

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  • Sleepless Soles Blog

    I agree with Stephanie! These outfits are great, but I wish Lauren would choose more affordable choices. Not all of us can afford $400 earrings!

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  • hooleywithaz

    love the cocktails with the crew look. faux fur everything FTW!
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  • My Style Diary

    Great post! I love the outfits, but the items are way too expensive for my wallet.. I might try to re-create them :)

    http://mstyleblogspot.blogspot.com/

  • Sharon Green

    This post is a bit ridiculous…it would be way cheaper to buy multiple dresses than to spend over $1000 on a jacket. A more ideal way to do this post would be to pair the dress with inexpensive items, since the point of it is to not splurge on multiple dresses.

  • Amanda Castanheira

    Love them all, but not very wearable in Brazil :(((( It’s very hot here most of the year…

  • Katie

    Thank you for this post! I love the faux fur vest over the black dress-so unexpected. Very cute.

  • Deanne Castro

    Oh, I love them all, but my fave is the NYE outfit!
    For more fashion and beauty advice, please check out my blog at: http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/ Today’s post: Inspirational Holiday Table Decor. Follow me on twitter and Instagram: @MyFashAvenue

    xo
    Deanne

  • Nathalie Maxey

    Fabulous! Love all the options :)

    XO Nat
    http://www.natinlove.com?cm=1

  • Carol S

    Love it, definitely going to try this xoxo

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  • Yesenia Hernandez

    Love them all, especially the last one!

    http://yesi-fashionandbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  • alex jones

    like all outfits..just want to refer My friend.

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  • Emily k.

    That black dress does so much!!!! I love the art deco inspired earrings in the first post. GORGE. OK, on my way out to get a black dress like that now….

    xo,
    Emily
    http://www.emilyannestyle.com

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    OH WOW! I love this post–your fabsugar posts are always my favorite! The second outfit is my favorite!

    http://www.soupforthegirlysoul.blogspot.com

  • Kylie Miller

    Awesome tips! Check out my blog: http://thechicstreetblog.blogspot.com/

  • Krista

    Awesome outfits! Love the teal blue shoes

    http://www.justshopit.com

  • Ana Vizotto

    Absolutely LOVE the last outfit for new years eve/day. Totally thinking of trying to find similar outfit!

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