Holiday shopping might be over, but there is still one important purchase left in 2012 — a fabulous dress for New Year's Eve! Today, fashion reporter Allison McNamara is highlighting five festive dresses to help you ring in 2013 in style. Click on to see a few of our favorite picks, from go-to sequins to less-expected options like lace and beige! On Allison McNamara: Blaque Label dress. Hair and Makeup by Kasia Bohos.
If your Summer calendar looks like ours, it might have a few weddings, reunions, and weekend getaways filling those precious Summer months, which can result in the perpetual I-need-a-dress stress. Banana Republic is hoping to alleviate the stress with a Summer dress collection retailing for under $300. Filled with a mix of dramatic maxi dresses, colorful cocktail dresses, and breezy frocks, the collection aims to be a go-to for every event we have. Side note: we can't help but think they're dipping their pinky toe into the bridal market with the silk starburst dress ($165), which comes in four pretty colors and looks like the ultimate bridesmaid's dress. Click to see the best of the dresses available online, as well as our favorites from the preview.
This Mason by Michelle Mason Knot Dress, which Madonna rocked for her appearance on TRL, may just be the world's most fabulous party dress. With a deep V in the front and a diamond-shaped cut-out in the back, it's flirty, sassy, and dead sexy. Better yet, the stretchy rayon blend is so comfortable, you'll feel like you're wearing a t-shirt. It's also very versatile. Here, Kate Walsh wears it ladylike with summer wedges, while a Fabsugar editor shows off a sexy nighttime look: