Holiday party dresses don't have to be sparkly silver or green and red plaid — the two extremes of holiday party style — although they certainly can be if you're into that.
Instead, feel free to shop more practically. Pick a pretty party dress that's festive and simple but that you can also wear all year long.
These budget party dress picks in lovely jewel tones can be made festive with jewelry, cute shoes, or a nice wrap.
Shown above (left to right, top to bottom):
Kimchi Blue Ponte Tulip Dress at Urban Outfitters, $48
Merona Collection Pleated Floral Dress from Target, $39.99
Grecian Green Dress at ModCloth, $89.99
Plum Knit Wedge Dress at Lane Bryant, $59.50
Do you get a new holiday party dress or outfit each year?