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Best Bet: Aritzia Rafael Dress

This time of year, the racks tend to be filled with velvet and sequins, all in the name of being festive. But if your style leans a little less flashy and a little more feminine, try this lace sheath from Aritzia instead. In a rich forest-green hue, it oozes holiday cheer but will also take you into the dreaded wedding season. Simply wear with metallic pumps and add some psychedelic jewels to ring in the New Year, then swap in strappy sandals and a colorful clutch come spring. 

Aritzia T. Babaton Rafael dress, $165