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The perfect dress for every holiday party is only $74 and from JCPenney

Dana Oliver
Beauty Director

It’s not uncommon to have RSVP’d to more holiday parties than the number of outfits you have to wear to each event on your social calendar. But after spending money on gifts for everyone on your “nice” list, the last thing you probably want to do is fork over a fortune on a festive look. Well, allow us to introduce you to one affordable dress that you can wear to all your holiday parties.

Meet “Glow.”

Follow these styling tips for wearing one dress to all your holiday parties. (GIF: Casey Hollister for Yahoo Lifestyle)

This short-sleeved sequin dress ($74, jcpenney.com) is a part of the limited-edition capsule collection Tracee Ellis Ross created with JCPenney this season. The 45-year-old style maven and Black-ish actress is known for rocking glamorous pieces — well, she does get it from her mama, Diana Ross! — and now she’s blessed the masses with a stunning number. The best part? The sizes run from small to 3X — that’ll work for every occasion and flatter every body type.

Watch the video above for five simple ways to style this one dress. Then keep reading below to shop for each look.

Photographer and videographer: Casey Hollister
Fashion editor: Julie Tong
Beauty director, stylist, and model: Dana Oliver

Office happy hour

Shining, shining, shining, shining, yeah! (Photos: Casey Hollister for Yahoo Lifestyle)

A little razzle dazzle at the office never hurt nobody! With this dress as the focal point, swap out your daytime flats for a navy pump and you’re ready to celebrate all your hard work. We highly recommend wearing a matte liquid lipstick that will last through schmoozing with co-workers.

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Holiday dress style: office happy hour

 

Holiday dress style: Office happy hour by yahoostylebeauty featuring navy pumps.

Family Christmas dinner

Christmas with the fam calls for cozy and chic ensembles. (Photos: Casey Hollister for Yahoo Lifestyle)

Top your shiny gold dress with a tailored, military-inspired coat and slip on a pair of faux-fur-lined mules — because your mother will probably ask you to run out and purchase items from the grocery store that she forgot to pick up. The best part about this outfit is you won’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.

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Holiday dress style: family Christmas dinner

 

Holiday dress style: Family Christmas dinner by yahoostylebeauty featuring a white sequin dress.

 

Holiday house party

Just kick it in a pair of reliable boots and tights. (Photo: Casey Hollister for Yahoo Lifestyle)

Kicking it at the crib with a few close friends? You’ll need tights that don’t rip and boots that can withstand dancing all night long. Not going bare-legged in the winter will also minimize your chances of catching a cold. A runny nose doesn’t go with a sparkly dress.

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Holiday dress style: house party

 

Holiday dress style: House party by yahoostylebeauty featuring opaque tights.

 

Masquerade ball

Now’s the time to shine, and don’t forget your mask! (Photos: Casey Hollister for Yahoo Lifestyle)

Be the life of the party in a standout sequin number, over-the-knee boots, and an elaborate mask. Make sure you secure a spot near the bar — you’ll have prime access to the mixologists and a seat just in case your feet get sore from standing and sipping.

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Holiday dress style: masquerade ball

 

Holiday dress style: Masquerade ball by yahoostylebeauty featuring a pink ladies halloween costume.

 

New Year’s Eve party

Cheers to great holiday style! (Photos: Casey Hollister for Yahoo Lifestyle)

Count down to the new year with a matchy-matchy lipstick and clutch to set off your sequins. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, throw on a pair of bright tassel earrings, too. Balance out the vibrant shine and punchy accessories with classic black heels.

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Holiday dress style: New Year's Eve party

 

Holiday dress style: New Year’s Eve party by yahoostylebeauty featuring a reversible dress.

 

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