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Monday, November 2nd 2009

What to Wear to a Holiday Party

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Your analytical left brain may be pleased when you pick up a versatile jersey dress, functional flat boots, or perfect-fit jeans, but your artistic right brain is delighted when given a task like shopping for a holiday party. Jewel-toned and embellished dresses, glam clutches, metallic booties, satin pumps, and baubles bedecked with rhinestones, pearls, or studs (or all of the above), have you starry-eyed and sneaking peeks at Shopbop when your rational mind should be planted firmly in the office. Making those surreptitious glances that much easier (and offering that all-important flicker of inspiration), Shopbop’s Shop by Occasion: Holiday Party feature picks the cream of the festive crop.

After all, a girl needs options: what you’d wear to a champagne-fueled shindig with your besties is decidedly different from what you’d don for the office party. So if that body-hugging Alice + Olivia dress is perfect for a New Year’s blowout but won’t quite pass your company’s dress code, move beyond the fallback frock: try a tux-inspired jumpsuit (like this one from Tibi) or romper (pictured, by Karina Grimaldi), or a slim blouse paired with satin shorts and patterned tights or sequined harem pants.

--Tonya

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