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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Which party dress would you wear?

Picture this: You're going to a holiday cocktail party, and your adorable crush will be there. You brush your hair, spritz on perfume, and your cheeks are already rosy. The big question is: What will you wear?

Above, a black glitter dress (I LOVE how sexy and elegant it is)...
A flirty one-shouldered pink dress...
A 1920's chiffon dress with a flutter hem...
A purple wrap dress with a sash...
A pink silk dress (I think this one is offbeat yet so gorgeous--what do you think?)

Which dress would you wear? Which suits your personality best?

221 comments:

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Joanna Goddard said...

ps. i'd wear the first or last, i'm in love with them both!

Nina Leung said...

I'd probably wear the last one as it would accommodate my huge pregnant belly which would actually be pretty cute. Love the color!

Diana Mieczan said...

The first one for me...Its so beautiful and I simply adore the v-neckline. So snazzy:) Kisses, Joanna

Anna Walker said...

Aw I would either wear the first one or that purple one! I feel like that wrap dress would be super flattering, would go perfectly with my silver heels, and silver accents! :)

Katie said...

I would wear the black glittery dress. I love it!

Joanna Goddard said...

nina, that would be SO cute! :)

Yin said...

I love the first one, and would totally wear it if my crush is around ;) The last one is interesting -- I can't keep my eyes off it!

Trina said...

I would go for the one-shoulder pink dress. The length probably suits my petite frame best, and the color would pop against my skin.

Jessica said...

That first one is jaw-dropping!

Alyssa said...

I'd wear 1, 2, or 5. Kinda thought that 3 needed a belt or something... although it does make her bum look good :)
-Alyssa

Suzabell Muses said...

Alice & Olivia black glitter for sure. good cut for me and as i approach 40! cut so important!!!

Kendra said...

The black one!

I'm Ali said...

Oh...I'm kinda going for the 1920's chiffon... although I just cut my hair short so possibly something with a detail at the shoulders like the pink one..

Keli said...

black glitter or 1920s chiffon. gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

I would definitely go for the pink one shoulder. How fun and sassy!

Paislea Elyse said...

ahhh! i love the black glitter dress! it's sooooo pretty and super stylish!!

it would be so fun for a holiday party!

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Jennifer said...

Definitely the black glitter one! So gorgeous, classy, and subtly sexy. My husband would LOVE it. :)

Antique Engagement Rings said...

I love that white outfit. It is gorgeous!

Bethany G said...

I love the first!

Joanna Goddard said...

man i'm so in love with the black dress although it's $297....really trying to rationalize it as a dress to wear for years and years to come, right? right?? :)

sharlyn emily said...

Definately the first :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i'm torn between the first 2...but i think i'll have to go with the 2nd.

Jenni Bailey said...

The black would be best for my personality but the one-shouldered pink would be best for my hips. :/

janis said...

I love that first one! So so pretty!

mle jean said...

I love the black and pink dresses too. So fun!

katie [the bright life] said...

That first dress is so chic! I think it would be so fun to wear, even though I've already locked down my crush. :) Xo, Katie

Cassie said...

That first one is elegant and lovely! My choice!

macaca grava por cima said...

the black and the blue!!! but the black has something special...

Anonymous said...

The pink one-shoulder one :)
Btw, was I the only one who noticed those gorgeous sandals?? I fell in love!

chanel said...

love the first one...it's adorable

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't wear any of them. Unfortunately, they are only for thin people like all the clothes featured on your blog. They are pretty though. I love the last one.

Laura Mauk said...

Without a doubt, the last one. Adorbs.

Tragic Sandwich said...

I love the black dress you show first, but I think I'd go with the purple wrap dress. Every time I go to a reunion, almost everyone is wearing black. I think wearing a color can make you stand out rather than blend in. And while I think the last dress is really striking, I am not sure that most men I know would find it appealing. (I'm pretty sure my husband would say things like "weird" and "trying too hard.") If this is a theoretical "look good for your crush" dress, then that's got to be a factor in my decision making.

thinkpriddy said...

i like the last dress best :)

BussBuss said...

The last one! I love the high neckline and that the focus is on the legs (which makes sense because I have nothing to show up top!).

I like it with the ankle booties too.

Desiree said...

I love the last one!! It's so fun and looks comfortable! Great finds, as always!

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Ballad of Seasons said...

pink silk dress seems more like my style. it is so elegant and modern!
xoxo, Betül

Kendall Marie said...

i love the first one, very classy and sexy.

Colleen said...

I am totally in love with the first one.

Meredith said...

All adorable. I like the first one. But my question is this. I live in the midwest, which means the weather for any holiday party I'm invited to is always impossibly cold and/or incliment--surely the same in NYC. That being said, do you just suck it up and bare those legs/toes arms/shoulders and say the hell with it? I always struggle with that, and as a result usually wear pants!

Shan said...

Definitely the first one!

Lauren Kent said...

Oh so difficult! Maybe the blue one? Or possibly the first pink one

Anna said...

I love the second one! Cute for holiday parties or a summer one!

xo, Anna of (Green Gable)

Sara said...

oh the jenni kayne dress is amazing! And I'm short, so maybe it wouldn't be quite that short on me! Love the booties too.

Ly said...

I would love to wear the first and second one.

-Ly
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Kelsey said...

I would have to flip a coin between the sparkle black dress or the funky pink dress (so cute!), or just get myself invited to two parties.

Girlie Blogger said...

Definitely something pink and flirty. I want to catch his attention.

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Karin said...

LOVE the first black dress...so simple, yet so sexy! I may also wear the second pink dress...but in a different color. :)

Melissa Blake said...

I love the last one...it pops with color, just like my personality!! :)

Briana said...

Hands down, I'd go with number one. So sexy, yet sophisticated.

Erica Herold said...

Wow. I love the first dress, but the 1920's chiffon dress is pretty incredible and a great switch up.

Jane Bond said...

While the black dress is very fun and sort of a more classic holiday look with the sparkles, the pink dress is so pretty and sometimes in the dead of winter you need a little pop of pink as a pick me up!

Cheryl said...

The chiffon with the flutter hem!!!! LOVE IT!

Sherry Smyth said...

Purple with sash...because of my shape. If I had a different shape it would be the black one, but that purple one flatters a fuller figure! They're all lovely!

Kelly Doe said...

Black glitter or 1920's chiffon - both are gorgeous!

Morlee said...

I like the cream vintage looking one. But I don't think I could pull it off with my boyish shape!

beth said...

the flutter hemmed dress FOR SURE !!

Write to Simplicity said...

I am so in love with that blck glitter dress. It is sexy and classy.

Nan said...

The black glitter dress, without question!

goodnightstars said...

first one for sure. that would definitely get his attention!

Aja Lake [the gold hat.] said...

i love the flirty one-shouldered but would (almost) undoubtedly end up in the black + a belt.

B. in the Know said...

The first one would be my natural go-to pick because I love wearing little black dresses. However, if I was feeling like I wanted to spice things up a bit - I would go with the last one - I love the short hot pink silk, the simplicity is stunning and I love the subtle detail of how the fabric is cut and lays.
Much love,
B

Dylan Drake said...

Definitely the first dress! Showing just the right amount of skin...gorgeous!

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Kim's Vanity said...

I love the top one the best!

Alex said...

The first one caught my eye immediately! But the color of the second one is so fun!

Courtney said...

Call me boring, (or classic!), I'd go with the LBD. It never fails!

Designwali said...

pink one shoulder please.

Bek W said...

I simply NEED that Alice + Olivia black glittery dress! Where has it been all my life?!

Christine said...

The black glitter dress all the way! Gorgeous. {Now if only I had somewhere to wear it...}

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

definitely #1. I'm actually wearing something similar this year with a pair of gold sparkly louboutin heels. I can't wait! Except I'm only looking to impress the hubby.

rebecca s. said...

that black dress is very va va voom. i love that one and the vintage inspired chiffon dress... which i would choose if i was slightly taller.

Jacquelyn said...

I like the second!

kristin said...

the LAST one! so striking in cut + colour. pretty colour but the style makes it not so girly. LOVE it.

Jules said...

absolutely the 1920s chiffon or the black glitter dress! how beautiful!

Jules said...

LOVE the pink Shoshanna one. I need it now. Too bad it is out of my price range!

Tee said...

#1, hands-down!

lynn said...

Joanna, I love these posts so much. They break up the current monotony of my day. And I'd probably go with the first or last as well. I love how one scream holidays, but I love shift dresses and the slit makes for an interesting surprise.

Jesse said...

definitely the black glitter dress, so effortless and chic.

Eleanor said...

Most definitely the class black with a modern twist! I adore it. :)
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Jessica said...

The last one, for sure.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The black one of course... :-))

It's a little dangerous and yet safe at the same time.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Especially love the black and the hot pink.
Teresa
xoxo

Sammi said...

none of these :)

i love dresses but i am curvy, i have boobs, and none of those would love great with my boobs.

i am currently looking at a £60 dress in warehouse that is black and the sleeves are mesh and has polka dots and i love it. now to go to the store and buy it!

Kiley said...

Either the first or the second one!

Audra's Ally said...

The third one - chiffon! So beautiful.
-Audra
http://audrasally.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

the fisrt one for sure!

Cassandra Marie said...

The black one is super cute, but 1920's inspired dresses are a weak spot of mine! By they way, I'm loving the shoes they've all been paired with! Those bronzey peep toes and nude t-straps! Oh my!

dp said...

the black for sure!! www.savvystayathomemom.blogpsot.com

Lindsay said...

For a holiday party I'd go with the black or the last one with some major heels! They are all great though!

Alison said...

Maybe it's boring, but I would definitely go with the black! Give me an LBD and day of the week, and I'm a happy camper:) Plus the sparkle in it makes it EXTRA festive!

Liz said...

I adore the first one, sparkles are SO my thing!

Anonymous said...

I love the black one SO much and it is festive and fancy and the second becauste it has a neckline which is sexy, but you don't need cleavage to pull it off. (I have good shoulders, but small boobsl!). Love those first 2!!

Mal said...

I absolutely love everything about that black dress

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holtkamp said...

the black one!

Elizabeth Benfield said...

i would go for number 2 or 4

Jessi said...

I'd have to go with the black glitter dress... too cute!

Kim Grey said...

I love the top dress, the sparkly black one! That is a perfect LBD. It looks so slinky and flattering! I also like the one-shoulder pink dress. Very cute style.

Anonymous said...

the 20's chiffon, or the minimalist pink one (but it would need to be black!)

jen said...

I love the first one, but I would never be comfortable in that all night - especially at a party where I'd want to eat appetizers and drink booze! My go-to holiday dress style is sleeveless, v-neck, fitted top, empire waist so the bottom flows and you don't have to suck in all night!

Anne said...

The first one, definitely! So classy! You could totally pull that of Joanna. Not so sure I could. Luckily, or I would have to consider buying it, and it is kind of pricy. But a classic, you could wear it for years to come! Go for it! :)

Moonlight said...

my usual choice would be the first one. on a more "i'm feeling great about myself today" day, id go for the last one most probably!

Catherine Masi said...

Definitely the first dress. It's pretty perfect. But then I'd choose the last dress as a good second option- except I'd add some great leggings and a pair of cool wedges!

Lauren said...

The first one wins it for me. Normally, I think black dresses drain me as I have dark hair and dark eyes, but the glitter and cut is amazing. The pink dress is an amazing colour but the length is a little short. I realise that's the point but for me I'd not have hardly a smidge of self consciousness in the black dress.

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Wendy said...

Glittery black or 1 shoulder pink ~ what fabulous choices! :)

Cristina Garcia said...

oohh... i love the silk pink one!... although i would wear it with black or maybe red tights.. it looks so short :/

Trista said...

I'd wear the one shoulder pink dress...it's not too form fitting like the black one so I can breathe :0)

I'm a firm believer that if you feel comfortable you will look sexier

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kaela d. said...

I'm big chested and short, so I'm not sure any of them would really flatter me :) But I do really like the shoulder pink (and I don't even like pink!) haha

Jessie said...

I would definitely choose the last pink one -- if I temporarily lost my mind enough to spend $650 on a dress.

Amanda said...

The first one (Alice & Olivia) would be best for my body type. So pretty, love it!

Dress me/love me said...

The first one without a doubt... it is an ALL in one!!!

Michelle P said...

Number 1!

Annalise said...

Definitely the black glitter dress!

KatieMaye said...

I LOVE a little bit of sparkle for the holidays, but i think the last pink dress is my fav. It's simple and artful.

Aline said...

I'd love to wear the black glitter dress (beautiful!), but, more realistically, I'd probably go for the wrap dress, which is a very flattering cut and can be dressed up or down. It would depend on the occasion. I'd love to have an occasion that calls for the shiny one!

Christina Solazzo said...

One shouldered pink dress! So cute!

Isabella Kiss said...

love that black on on the top!

Karenina said...

I love the first one you chose, very elegant and flattering for a wide array of figure types. Gorgeous!

Alison said...

I love the chiffon hem one but also the black glitter, very unique for a little black dress.

Adding the finishing touch said...

Aside from them all being gorgeous, I'd wear the hot pink one of the chiffon one!

Maria said...

For me, I would most definitely pick the second one!

violets and cardamom said...

I think I would go with the purple chiffon. Add some black platform pumps, a black clutch and layer some gold jewelry. Ready to party! :)

Jennifer_NJ said...

the black to the first party and the 1920's vintage to the next - tres chic!

themama23 said...

Always black.... I like the color even if it is predictable. I love the shape of this dress.

rellimarie said...

i would love the one-shouldered dress. it's so cute! it'd be something a little different than i'd normally go for, but a fun pick me up for this mommy. who wouldn't have a blast at a party in such a fun dress!

shoegirl said...

Sparkly black for me - classic but festive!

Kristen Pope said...

the first one- without a double!

hello. said...

the last one made me catch my breath. although i shy away from bright colors like red (or bright pink), it's fun to go all out for the holidays. the cut is fabulously unique.

communikate. said...

first one!

Magdalena's Madrid said...

I'd definitely choose the first number. I like how it's got a subtle sparkle but the cut is both sexy and classy. I can't wear shapless things so this one rules.

Miss Scarlet Red said...

The blue one, cause I like it and cause it would fit my body ;)
Is very important to be aware of what make us look better...

Victoria said...

LBD definitely.

nicole said...

The 1920s chiffon number is my style, but I can't afford any of these frocks! Oh to daydream, though. xo.

Samantha said...

I love the sparkly black one, it is so festive and pretty. I might get it for a wedding I have to go to right before Christmas :)

Bri said...

The Chiffon & Pink are absolutely amazing!!! I would normally choose the black but lately I have been a little braver with color. :)

Eme said...

The first and last are definitely my favourites, but in the end I think I would go fot the pink silk, it's so sexy! And love the boots too!

Anonymous said...

I am liking the 1920's dress more and more...

amynicole said...

In love with the last amd smitten with the first.

PoetessWug said...

The Chiffon dress is me!

G. said...

last one! absolutely adorable!

Jessica said...

That first dress is to DIE for!!!

Mabel and Zora said...

The first dress hands down!

Anna Gray said...

I would like to say the black one, because it's so understatingly sexy, but I'd probably go for the pink one-shoulder because it's bold and fun (like one should be at a party!)

Diana said...

These are ALL gorgeous! The only one I wouldn't wear is the flapper-inspired dress. It's gorgeous, but so long it would probably make my petite 5'3" frame a whole foot shorter. I like clothes that add the illusion of height.

Foteini P. said...

the first one!classy yet sexy!the rest look too summery for a winter party!

Brenda said...

Without question, the 1920's chiffon. l-o-v-e LOVE.

emarshall said...

1920s chiffon FOR SURE!! what a dress!! WOW!!

Cassie Nafziger said...

Definitly the chiffon dress! SO beautiful and not too wild.

Nostalgia said...

I would wear the black one (after loosing a little more post-pregnancy weight.) I think, the blue wrap dress would be very flattering and look best on me, but I feel that "the ex" (or men in general) might not find it as appealing as the little black piece. Also, knowing the "ex's taste" would play a big role. :)

P.S. Hm, what a strange comment above about "all the clothes on your blog is for thin people". It's your blog - you can write about whatever is interesting to you.

Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies said...

The second one! The colour is perfect, will definitely stand out in a crowd and the cut is just divine!

michelle said...

#1!!!

Kelli said...

I love the first dress! I would want to wear it ALL THE TIME.

shine little light* said...

mmm black glitter! *S*

Charity Poole said...

The first and last are my favorites. Partial to the first...so glam yet understated.

Anonymous said...

The pink silk drape is fantastic!

Marie-Eve said...

This post couldn't have come at a better time, I'm desperately trying to find the perfect holiday dress for a party in a couple of weeks. I'm going to hunt down that last one ! I love how it's classic, yet unexpected at the same time !

kacky said...

The black is classic as always but that pink silk is way cute!

Arielle said...

I LOVE the 1920s chiffon!! The hem is flirty- it's just perfect.

Alexandra said...

The wrap dress would certainly suit my body the best. I'd also love to wear the black sparkly one, with spanx of course!

Katelyn said...

I'm completely a fan of the first one. It is so sexy! A bold move for a first date perhaps (I would probably go with the second one if that were the case), but perfect for a romantic dinner out.

toytulip said...

number 1 or number 4 would be amongst my choices. :)

Catherine said...

definitely the black glitter dress.

denise said...

I love the black glitter dress the most!

aBroad said...

The Black or the White :)

Heather said...

I would go for the one shoulder hot pink dress. So cute and fun!

marianne said...

I'd definitely choose the black one too. When seducing, I always go with the safer choice. If you feel good about yourself, people realize - and respond.

H. said...

I am in love with the one shoulder pink dress- it's absolutely gorgeous!

Hanna said...

Probably the black one..

Michelle Kendrick Hartney said...

hands down the last!

Alexa @ A Life in Drive said...

Love the black dress. Might do the pink one too depending on my mood. But that black dress smolders.

Kathryn said...

The second one is ADORABLE but I would probably go for the first. I am loving all the sparkles this season.

Mommy Lauren said...

Def the first one! Very festive.

Wendy said...

1920's chiffon dress!!! Mostly because she has my hair and coloring so I know (if I lost like 30 lbs, lol) I'd look HOT!

They are all gorgeous!

asiajane said...

ooh, black glitter dress!

shelby h.k. said...

the pink for sure!! it's a simple sexy statement.

xx

andrea said...

The one shoulder pink dress is perfection to me! It is so pretty!

Food!!! said...

Love LOVE the pink lil dress. It would be perfect with a nice sleek black tux looking jacket.

Stephanie @ Blawsom said...

I am in love with the chiffon dress with the flutter hem! I'd probably glam it up a bit by adding some bead work to the hem :)

Haley Rogers said...

the chiffron dress all the way. how fabulous is this dress! I love the loose fit.

Ashely said...

LOVE the first one!

Lauren at TwIn Style said...

I would wear the first one, definitely. I really like that silhouette, and the sparkles help too. I would like a sequined miniskirt or dress to wear to holiday parties; they're so festive!

Melissa said...

I would definitely go with the first black one! It fits my style perfectly!

Folle + Sophistiquée said...

Oh, I love the first dress! So chic and the perfect cocktail party dress!

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Yas said...

I'd wear the black or the purple wrap.

Elle said...

BLACK. I love colors, but black is instant boy lure

Y. Garza said...

Dress one...all...the...way!

Yanira
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Hilla Hryniszyn said...

definitely the first one but with the beige shoes(nr4 pic):)
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Tink said...

depends on what party will you go.. am i right??

Jessi said...

I like the black one the best, very pretty :)

Ainsley said...

i lovelove that pink silk dress! i don't wear many bright colors, but i would wear it in a heart beat if it were black!

thebeautyphilosopher.com said...

The last pink silk dress - the bright pink is tempered and made more elegant by the clean modern lines of the dress.

Mrunmayee said...

The first Black Dress or the purple Wrap dress!
Though i am little drawn to the vintage dress too!

Joanne Hegarty said...

I'd wear the first one for sure !

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La. said...

The blue one. No doubt. I want. I need. NOW.

Leeya Engel said...

I LOVE that first one. So classy but still casual in a way.

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Sage Crown Parker said...

if i had a crazy fly body i'd go with the 1920's dress with the flutter hem, that is too sexy, but in the real world you'd most likely see me in the purple wrap dress.

Natalia Veneziani said...

The black one, the black one, the black one!
So cute! where can I find it??

Hello there, I found your blog a while ago but that's the first time I am posting here :). found you via cup cakes and cashmere.

Natalia Veneziani said...

Just clicked on the black dress link :) never mind my question! he he

Veronica said...

I love the chiffon flutter dress!! It is so fun and flirty, and it will stand out more than the black dress (which was my second pick!).

MónicaSilva said...

The black one definitely.

Miyan said...

these are all gorgeous; however, the first one is jaw-dropping. it so fits my personality! thanks for asking, i love these kinds of posts.

Miyan
www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

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