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Festive Party Dresses, Part IV: Empire-Waist Dresses

The holidays are fast approaching, which means it's time to start hunting for a cute party dress to get you through those holiday cocktail gatherings. So this week, I'm looking at the hottest party-dress trends, so that you can find the frock that's perfect for you. Today's installment: empire-waist dresses, which strike an ideal balance between playfully retro and classically elegant. (To read yesterday's installment on tuxedo-inspired dresses, click here.) Here are some of my favorite finds at designer and non-designer prices.

Alexander McQueen Embroidered Tulle Gown, $8,280, available here.

Notte by Marchesa Tulle Dress, $850, available here.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Silk Satin with 3/4 Sleeve Dress, $348, available here.

To see the rest,

Ya-Ya Bellini Dress, $339, available here.

Rebecca Taylor Silk Twill Wrap Dress, $350, available here.

J. Crew Emily Short Silk Chiffon Dress, $150, available here.

Behnaz Sarafpour for Target Taffeta Dress with Lace Waist, $44.99, available here.

Night Way Swiss-Dot Lace Party Dress, $150, available here.

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onlybrides onlybrides 4 years
The empire-waist dresses all look beautiful, and I have to say that the black lace decoration appears so special.
BeautifyMyLife BeautifyMyLife 10 years
I think I would consider selling a non-essential organ for that McQueen dress...
CocoChic CocoChic 10 years
LOVE the McQueen!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
I love the first one!! ~*~Life was Simpler back then~*~
AtlantaNoleGirl AtlantaNoleGirl 10 years
Love empire waists... love, love, LOVE the McQueen. Too bad that's like in my wildest dreams. ----------- “Buy me a dream: Shopping for clothes isn’t about the things you need, it’s about the woman you’ll become when you wear them.”
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I like the MJ and the Ya-Ya. The Notte by Marchesa is lovely, too, but I don't think I could pull that one off.
mmmmmm mmmmmm 10 years
I want to put on the McQueen dress and spin around and around and around and around and around and around and around and...
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