No one outfit will meet everyone’s definition of “festive dressy,” so here are dozens of options for those who are still shopping for party dresses. And while I don’t personally use rental services like RTR–because I enjoy having a corner of my closet looking like a glitter bomb exploded there–it is not too late to rent dresses. Some rental options that caught my attention:

——————————-  Office  ——————————-

Black Halo Classic Jackie O Dress (reviewed here) // size 0 // Black

J. Crew Résumé Dress (reviewed here) // size 000 // Heather Dusk Gray
Boden Sophia Shirt Dress (reviewed here) // size 2P // Saffron Regatta Leaf

——————————-  Casual  ——————————-

BB Dakota 9-to-5 Chiffon Tie Neck Dress (also sold here and here) // size XS // Mimosa
Fits true to size for BB, and is rather wrinkle-prone–will require a through steam before every wear.

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Rachel Zoe Suzette Lace Sheath Dress (reviewed here) // Size 0 // Black

I used to be a cocktail dress enthusiast/hoarder (depends on who you ask) and at my worst (or best??) I probably had close to 100 hanging in my closet. Though I’ve since whittled that number down to 10, I think having one or two evergreen cocktail options in your closet is pragmatic.

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Dress the Population Georgina One-Shoulder Crepe Gown (also sold here; shorter version here) // size XXS // Garnet
Made from medium-weight crepe with a touch of stretch (93% polyester, 7% spandex) that is not fully wrinkle-resistant. Fits slightly large to size so size down if you are an in-between size. The length (~60″) will need to be shortened if you are under 5’6. I would recommend this option if you have a more rectangular shape, as the dress really accentuates curves, even on those who, like me, don’t have much.
Dress the Population Michelle Sequin Gown // Size XS // Matte Black
Fits somewhat small to size (though the material has stretch) so size up if you are curvy. It’s a gorgeous option that I would recommend to those who are at least 5’7 (if you are about my height–5’2– the dress will bunch unflatteringly in places).
Rachel Zoe Estelle Open-Back Lace Gown (reviewed here)// size 0 // Rouge

——————————-  NYE  ——————————-

For me, NYE dresses are all about sparkle, and luxe materials like velvet. 

——————————-  Footwear  ——————————-

Happy shopping!

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