If there's anything we've learned from past party seasons, it's that anything goes — and when it comes to layering up ahead of a chilly-night event, there are more ways to stay warm and look great than one might think. For instance, we love the look of an edgy leather jacket over a frothy party dress (nobody does this quite like Sarah Jessica Parker), and designer Joseph Altuzarra once told us that he's really big into "a parka over a slipdress or cocktail dress. It's very Kate Moss in the '90s, really sensual and raw." So there you have it.
To help you think outside the box this holiday, we've styled up five fresh, unexpected party dress and jacket combos that will ensure you look (and feel) like a million bucks.