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1 Dress 3 ways: Office party, date night, holiday dinner

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Say yes to the dress

Dressing up for various holiday events, from office parties to dinner dates, can get pricey. If you want to save this holiday season (and still look great), buy one versatile dress and find creative ways to change it up. We’re putting three different spins on a simple but stylish LBD.
sleeveless Steven Allen dress


the dress

Chic simplicity can be easily taken in several stylish directions, which is what we’re doing with this sleeveless Steven Alan dress ($348). The luxe black textured frock goes above and beyond your average LBD and can be styled to suit whatever you’re doing this season.

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Office party

The office party is where you want to look professional, but still put together a look that says “holiday.” Skip the red and green and instead add a little subtle glitter to the look with a skinny belt that will also add a new element to the dress. Step into some suede pumps, throw on a light cardigan and top everything off with a statement cocktail ring for an effortless approach to your office holiday soiree.

sleeveless Steven Allen dress -- office party look

Get the look: Madewell the Highgate Pump in Suede ($198), Ted Baker Leather Glitter Skinny Belt ($70), DKNY Black Silk Cashmere Shrug ($144), Target Diamond and Garnet Ring ($60)

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Date night

Dress to impress on any date around holiday time by choosing accessories that get noticed. Whether you and your guy head to a favorite bistro or try a swanky new spot you’ve been waiting to try, you can easily take your dress to the next level with a cool, get-noticed clutch, statement necklace with a hint of holiday color and pumps that were made to turn heads. Trust us — he’ll be putty in your hands in no time!

sleeveless Steven Allen dress -- date night look

Get the look: Topshop Beaded Organic Camo Clutch ($70), Aqua Jewel Collar Faceted Necklace ($75), Ivanka Trump Brynn Pump ($140), Zara Blazer with Faux Leather Sleeves ($90)

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Holiday dinner

Whether with your family or his, putting together a suitably seasonal look can be easy when you start with an LBD as your base. Store your essentials in a clutch with a bit of metallic bling, add a gold cuff perfect for the holidays and give yourself some elegant stature with a pair of sleek platform pumps. Complete the dinner party look with a dazzling pair of drop earrings.sleeveless Steven Allen dress -- holiday dinner look

Get the look: Armani Exchange Envelope Clutch ($49), J Crew High Shine Wide Cuff ($65), Brooks Brothers Patent Platform Pump ($228), Kenneth Jay Lane Black resin Chandelier Earrings ($75)

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