A Glittering Galaxy

On clear December nights, the sky is a dazzling display of sparkling constellations.  Such celestial beauty is a reminder of how special this time of year is.  Whether you celebrate with a quiet gathering or a lavish party, show your festive spirit with glamorous evening wear that shimmers in the holiday lights.  Silver chains glisten like Christmas tinsel on a red velvet top.  A glimmering diamond necklace makes a fine ornament for a little black dress.  And, like a fresh snowfall, a lustrous strand of pearls falls gracefully over ivory silk to symbolize your optimism for the new year.

Be the (shooting) star of your own nightout story in this captivating dress styled with a knotted waistline and an alluring slit defining the back. Reiss.

As you gather with your glittering galaxy of friends, wear the dress that makes you feel like the brilliant woman who exceeded year-end expectations.  The DVF wrap dress is made to highlight every move as you glide across the floor.  Maje puts the magic in romance with a lovely silhouette of starlit fabric and a dramatic open back.  ALC electrifies the room with a sizzling minidress embellished with glossy sequins.  Malone Souliers adds levity to the occasion with party pumps accented with silver bands.

For a more relaxed occasion, consider pairing Rag & Bone’s metallic sweater with leggings. If you prefer a subdued look for an office party, the velvet blazer by Frame will do nicely.  Vince makes a convincing case for chic simplicity with the mock neck sweater and skirt that glows with a subtle bronze sheen.  And Tory Burch’s comfy sweater—in a dreamy midnight blue—is an ideal choice for a candlelit party at home and stargazing on the balcony.


Ruching at the shoulders and hip bring soft texture to this blouson-sleeve dress made from shimmering velvet burnout. Maje.

A lacy black frock features golden hardware and semi-sheer accents, with a Western-inspired belt cinching this elegant and charming look. Maje.

A sparkling fabric joins with a dramatically dipped back in a showstopping A-line dress that clearly outshines anything else in your night-out collection. Maje.

Winking eyelash lace and slender ties accent the neckline of a softly pleated dress that feels fun and fancy, too. Maje.

Like shooting stars trailing against a night sky, this silk-blend dress, decked with lace and ruffles, is truly a thing of wonder. Sandro.

Dual textures battle to a dynamic effect on these fierce and feminine booties with sharp, spindly heel, pointed toe and signature band accent. Malone Souliers.

A duo of slender bands arch over the dramatically curved topline of a pointy-toe mule fashioned in Italy. Malone Souliers.

An Italian knit adds sheen to this streamlined sweater that's perfect for layering or simply shining all on its own. Vince.

A ribbed sweater adds a simmer of shimmer for a holiday-ready layer that is ready for merriment. Vince.

A plush velvet blazer does double-duty this season: wear it to work, then then take it out on the town for a luxe layer of warmth over your evening look. Frame.

When your sheath takes care of the shimmer, all you have to do is show up and shine. Allsaints.

Point d'esprit ties at the neck and forms elegant three-quarter sleeves on a scuba-crepe mini that beautifully walks the line between covered-up and revealing. Red Valentino.

Feather-like fringe brings wispy texture to this gorgeous jacquard coat left sheer through the balloon sleeves for a dramatic look. Ganni.

Stand out from the rest of the herd in this soft sweater jacquard-knit with semi-sheer, sparkling zebra stripes. Rag & Bone.

Shimmering threads send soft sparkle throughout the bodice of this slim sweater styled with pointelle-knit sleeves for delicate contrast. Rag & Bone.

Gleaming goldtone buttons add an extra dose of chic shine to this shimmering metallic sweater-dress. Veronica Beard.

twinkling stars are scattered across the dark backdrop of this flowy silk chiffon dress that elegantly ties at the high neckline. Saint Laurent.

Taking a menswear heritage classic and reimagining it for modern womenswear, this metallic tweed blazer is tailored in a strong, straight silhouette.

Cut with strong shoulders and sensationally scattered dots, this mock-neck mini delivers on standout desk-to-dinner style. Alice + Olivia.

Flaunt subtle shimmer with every step in this swingy pull-on skirt cut with an eye-catching asymmetrical silhouette. Bailey 44.

A classic sweater-dress steps up for the season with the addition of glitter threads woven throughout the fitted (but also flowy) silhouette. Boden.

A slouchy mock-neck pullover is updated with shimmering metallic threads contrasting its chunky ribbed trim. Tory Burch.

Golden bands fan out at one side of this chic pointy-toe pump, adding sun-ray radiance to the black suede look. Aquazurra.

Alexander Wang pays homage to American fashion pioneers who paved the way for him by reworking classic pieces like this velvet tuxedo jacket.

Charm shines through in this figure-skimming sweater that adds delicate ruffles at the collar and cuffs. Polo Ralph Lauren.

Touchable texture gets dosed with a splash of starlight in this enchanting little dress styled with balloon sleeves and a graceful V-neckline. Joie.

Fil-coupe-flecked devore delivers a stunning combination of texture and shine on this glam minidress inspired by the designer's past career in red-carpet styling. ALC.

Glossy sequins deliver liquid shine on this glamorous balloon-sleeve shift inspired by the designer's past career in celebrity red-carpet styling. ALC.

From office to cocktail party, this shimmering silk blouse lights up any room. Equipment.

Ready to be a holiday party hit, this starlight-splashed dress elongates the look with vertical ribbing and a slinky wrap silhouette. DVF.

Define black tie in your own way with this tuxedo take on the classic jumpsuit. Reiss.

Two of the season's must-have trends - metallic accents and turtlenecks - join forces with this fun and shiny version that will amp up any outfit. Reiss.