This one is truly gorgeous for a somewhat formal Christmas affair. I visualize this being worn at a special office celebration at Christmas time. It's at Nordstrom's and by JS Collections. It's a Woven Dress with Mesh Skirt. This elegantly shaped gown pairs a woven bodice with an off-shoulder neckline and a sweeping, floor-length skirt cut from layers of airy mesh.In navy with a back zip with hook-and-eye closure.Unfinished hem. Approx. length from shoulder to hem: 61". Fully lined. Polyester/spandex. Nordstrom's item # 254404. The price is a very reasonable $300.
OK maybe that's too formal a concept and you're looking at an intimate party with the love of your life and some very good friends. Then this might be nearer your mark It's an Adianna Papell Rosette Halter Dress in teal green taffeta with appliquéd ribbon rosettes to embellish the bright taffeta. The back has wide, crisscrossed back straps. The fitted bodice is shaped with a shirred inset waist to highlight the upper body. Side zip with hook-and-eye closure. Padded cups. Approx. length from shoulder to hem: 39"Fully lined; tulle layer creates fullness at hem. Nordstrom shows item # 254576 Price is $148. Can't beat that!
This one really is my style. It's classicly simple - short skirt - violet velvet. Screams party at me! Take a look yourself. At Bloomingdale's, BCBG MAX AZRIA Violet Velvet Pleated Dress. Bloomie's gushes "one of the cutest dresses for fall." Pleated neckline and relaxed fit and capped sleeves. Fully lined. Catalog Item Number: 87207 Rayon/silk. Bloomie's wants $168 for it and I'll beat you down there to try it on!
If I see some more I like I'll let you know.