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20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Black-tie gala

Pure elegance. Dramatic glamour. Sensual sophistication. This sheer column dress ticks every box on the “how I want to look tonight” fashion list. When you wear it for real, though, add a slim black or nude slip underneath. Reem Acra Fall 2013 CELEB STYLE STEAL: Glamourous Scarlett Johansson

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Black-tie gala

How fresh does it look to pair a sweater—albeit a gorgeous, sparkly sweater—with a long satin skirt? It’s black tie made modern. Jenny Packham Fall 2013 CELEB STYLE STEAL: Girly Taylor Swift

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Black-tie gala

This embellished, floaty gown calls for a similar attitude that the model displays here: an all-eyes-on-me sashay. DSquared Fall 2013   CELEB STYLE STEAL: Edgy Rihanna

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Black-tie gala

Yep, it’s major. Yep, it’s worth it. Imagine swanning around at home in this floor-length magenta gown before you head out for the night? That moment deserves a playlist all its own. Suggestion: Start with “Crazy in Love.” Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013 HOLIDAY STYLE: How to wear luxe fabrics

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Black-tie gala

Marchesa is a celebrity fashion favourite for good reason: The gowns are perfectly constructed to make you feel like a princess. Marchesa Fall 2013 CELEB STYLE STEAL: Ladylike Kate Middleton

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Black-tie gala

Tuxedo dressing, a supremely elegant alternative to donning yet another major gown. For an uptown twist, add pointy toe stilettos and a bejwelled clutch. Victoria Beckham Fall 2013 HOLIDAY STYLE: How to wear boyish chic

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Office party

Canadian superstar Dauphine embodies Fall 2013’s femme fatale fashion trend, complete with exaggerated shoulders and nipped waist. This holiday dress is perfect for an office drinks gathering—and for catching the eye of Bob from accounting.   Bottega Veneta Fall 2013 Check out Canadian top model Dauphine McKee's best looks from the runway

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Office party

Is this the season’s chicest coat? It’s perfect for day with flats, but would also look super stylish with opaque black tights and killer heels. If the motto goes “dress for the job you want, not the job you have”, this holiday dress equals fashion empress. Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013   HOLIDAY STYLE: Best day to evening transition looks

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Office party

This look may be fashion-forward—complete with contrasting patterns and proportion play—but it’s well worth the dare, in part because the empire waist is ultra flattering. And remember: No one asks the lady in Proenza to get coffee. Proenza Schouler Fall 2013 CELEB STYLE STEAL: Ladylike Kate Middleton

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Office party

Our fave part of this luxe velvet look? Imagining how great it would be to say “yes” to every canapé that comes your way, thanks to the forgiving, yet on-trend silhouette.     Rochas Fall 2013 20 holiday shoes for every budget

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: On the town

Pink is THE colour of Fall 2013, and this metallic mini-dress shows off the trend’s sexy side. Take it out for a drink. Prediction: It’ll have the Veuve. Balmain Fall 2013   HOLIDAY STYLE: How to wear luxe fabrics

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: On the town

A word of warning: People will be asking to touch your feathery Erdem dress all night. Practice your cut eye—or your flirty grin. Erdem Fall 2013 CELEB STYLE STEAL: Girly Taylor Swift

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: On the town

This is how you do biker chic for evening: great lBD, embellished cowboy boots and punky jewellery. The leather jacket is implied.   Versace Fall 2013   CELEB STYLE STEAL: Edgy Rihanna

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: On the town

At first glance, this dress could be demure. On second glance, it packs a serious style punch. Molded leather, impeccably constructed panels and a surprising hue? Call it a fashion TKO. Calvin Klein Fall 2013 HOLIDAY STYLE: How to wear boyish chic

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Cocktail soiree

This is an LBD that dreams are made of. Pair it with a slim-fitting velvet jacket or, for a downtown twist, a cropped moto jacket. Either way, plan to dance until dawn. Nina Ricci Fall 2013 CELEBRITY STYLE: How to wear the LBD

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Cocktail soiree

If you haven’t seen Double Indemnity, rent it tonight. This high-drama Lanvin look perfectly channels the spirit of Barbara Stanwyck’s iconic femme fatale. Lanvin Fall 2013 CELEB STYLE STEAL: Glamourous Scarlett Johansson

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Cocktail soiree

Looking for a notice-me dress to stand out in a sea of black? You’ve found it. (Off the runway, choose black or gold shoes.) Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 HOLIDAY STYLE: How to wear luxe fabrics

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Cocktail soiree

This ladylike red coat looks perfect over an LBD for a night out. But imagine how cool it would be to do your latte run wearing it thrown over a white button-down and jeans? Dreamy.   Christian Dior Fall 2013   CELEB STYLE STEAL: Glamourous Scarlett Johansson

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Cocktail soiree

Valentino’s Fall 2013 collection was inspired by Vermeer’s famous canvas, The Girl with the Pearl Earring. Give it a 21st-century upgrade with super high heels and messy, cool girl hair. Valentino Fall 2013 HOLIDAY STYLE: How to wear pastels

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com

20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration

Holiday fashion: Cocktail soiree

Cobalt is one of the coolest colours of the season, and it looks extra fresh when paired with a tank turtleneck and high gloves. Off the runway, skip the socks and stick with bare legs and ultra glam stilettos. Ports 1961 Fall 2013   20 holiday accessories for every budget

By: Laura deCarufel Source: Courtesy of Imaxtree Credits: ELLECanada.com
 
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20 gorgeous holiday dresses: Runway inspiration