Engagement season happens to overlap with holiday season since most people tend to pop the question between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day! So, between your pre-wedding party, office holiday party, your fiancé's annual winter work fête, and your friend's night-before Christmas Eve cocktails, you're in need of dresses ... a lot of dresses! Here, 15 styles we recommend investing in—you'll be able to wear them again (and again) this winter.
Alice & Olivia Dress
Toothy tweed makes any white or cream style that much more cozy.
Alice & Olivia "Haven" structured dress in cream, $291, aliceandolivia.com.
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Burberry Prorsum Dress
Up the ante of ultra-feminine silhouettes—like this lace midi-length cocktail dress—by accessorizing with the deep reds and emerald greens of the season.
Burberry Prorsum lace dress, $4,095, mytheresa.com.
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J. Crew Dress
All-over sequins are just right for New Year's Eve—or any Champagne toast for that matter.
J.Crew Collection sequin cami dress, $695, jcrew.com.
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A super chic mini with its very own cape is an unexpected way to wear winter whites.
Co jewel-neck crepe cape dress, $795, neimanmarcus.com.
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What could be more holiday-esque than an oversized bow? Or more bridal than something blue? This cocktail dress covers all bases.
DSquared2 "Meryl" dress, $2,065.83, farfetch.com.
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ERIN Erin Fetherston Dress
Pair this sweet style with a fur capelet and pointed-toe pump to toast your upcoming nuptials or celebrate the holidays.
ERIN Erin Fetherston "Sophie" dress, $275, erinfetherston.com.
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Badgley Mischka Dress
Formal company holiday parties and black-tie engagement celebrations alike demand long lengths and an ample dose of sparkle.
Badgley Mischka "Award Winner" gown, $70 rental/$620 purchase, renttherunway.com.
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Lela Rose Dress
Gold brocade feels very holiday, but a strapless ivory cocktail frock are undoubtedly fit for a bride.
Lela Rose metallic fill coupé mini dress, $2,995, net-a-porter.com.
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Cupcakes & Cashmere Dress
Cupcakes & Cashmere blogger Emily Schumann created her very own capsule collection for Nordstrom, which includes this engagement and holiday appropriate metallic shift.
Cupcakes & Cashmere "Mollie" metallic shift dress, nordstrom.com.
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Self Portrait Dress
Red is no-doubt the color du jour come December, but in many cultures it's considered the most bridal of hues, too.
Self Portrait "Ayelette" cutout double crepe dress, $640, bergdorfgoodman.com.
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Tamara Mellon Dress
A full fringe skirt will be sure to have all eyes on you—especially on the dance floor—no matter what the affair.
Tamara Mellon sleeveless fringe column dress, $795, bergdorfgoodman.com.
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A simple ivory A-line dress is ideal for any bridal moment and pairs perfectly with a vibrant red lip.
Theory "Udela" dress, $395, zapposcouture.com.
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A glistening mini with clean lines is ideal for the minimalist looking for a touch of something festive.
Topshop tinsel wrap a-line dress, $95, topshop.com.
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While micro minis have all eyes on your long legs, hemlines with more length, like this clean-cut midi dress, draw more attention to standout shoes.
Zara short sleeve dress, $69.90, zara.com.