First Look: Cocktail/Party Dresses

Heads up, ladies! Nine out of ten dresses I first chose were almost sold out and I looked at many dozen. Women are buying up holiday attire with a vengeance. If you see something you like, I advise you to act on preference.

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Strapless Guipure Lace Midi Dress by Badgley Mischka: Sheath silhouette. Hem hits below the knee. Center back slit. Invisible back zipper. Polyester. $495.00

Ariah One-Shoulder Ombre Sequin Dress by Halston:  Midi length High-low hem Slim fit Polyester. $495.00

Combination MIdi Dress: Tie-straps, velvet corset bustier with built-in cups, and a semi-transparent, partially lined tulle skirt. $470.00

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Mesh High Waisted Midi Cocktail Dress: A-line. Mid calf. Boat neck. Overlay. Polyester. $76.13

Sequin V-Neck Long-Sleeve Sheath Dress by Mac Douggal: V neckline. Long sleeves. Beaded waistline. Sheath silhouette Flutter hem hits below knees. Invisible back zipper. Bugle beads. Polyester. $498.00

Pleated Satin Cocktail Dress by Fraiche: Back keyhole with button-and-loop closure. Jewel neck Sleeveless, with cutaway shoulders Elastic waist 96% polyester, 4% spandex Sale $58.00

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Irina Faux Leather Midi Dress by Rotate Birger Christensen: Small sizes only left. Puff sleeves and sweetheart neckline. Crafted from shiny faux leather, it has a soft lining and a corseted bodice. Polyurethane. 40% off at $193.00

Vertical Sequin Midi Sheath Dress by Mac Duggal: Hidden back-zip closure. Jewel neck. Back slit. Lined polyester. Some sizes also in black. $398.00

Bella Velvet One Shoulder Dress by Reiss: Also in black. Long sleeves  Pullover style  Ruched at bodice Slit at front hem Polyester/elastane. $320.00

Not Shown: Off The Shoulder Velvet Dress by Aqua: Long sleeves. Back zipper closure Bodycon silhouette. Lined polyester/spandex. $238.00

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