Miu Miu cotton-jersey and silk-organza dress, $300, at theoutnet.com

This is my dream holiday dress for three reasons: 1. It’s
pink, the fashion colour of the season. (Call it the PBD.) 2. Those ruffles! 3. It looks like the kind of dress that an ’80s movie heroine wears to prom with her newly minted true love, a sequined hairband and the knowledge that "Careless Whisper" is in her future. Or it’s the dress that a ’00s movie heroine wears to the big dance, which turns into the zombie apocalypse, which tests her mettle in surprising ways, culminating in her saving the day in this dress, bare feet, a sharp implement and hard-won self-knowledge. In short, it has a heroic, up-all-night quality. What’s your perfect holiday dress?
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