12/01/2014 04:14 EST | Updated 12/01/2014 04:59 EST

27 Christmas Party Dresses That Will Impress Your Co-Workers

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Ahhhh, 'tis that time of the year when eggnog is flowing, lights are glowing and holiday parties are approaching.

Chances are you're going to need to shop for Christmas party dresses, whether it's for a work function, a family member's get-together or a friend's late-night bash.

Good news: this year's Christmas party outfits aren't all about red, velvet and sequins. Yes, you read that right: you can look festive without wearing a fur-trimmed cocktail dress.

And speaking of cocktail dresses, did we mention that they're a holiday party staple? You don't have to stick to one shape to impress your co-workers and friends with your snazzy get-up. Maxi styles, sheer looks and bodycon frocks are the new Christmas party uniform.

Check out 27 dresses we think deserve to shine on the dance floor this holiday season.

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