These 16 festive party dresses (and a romper) will carry you into 2018

The last few weeks of December are always jam-packed with holiday parties, all leading up to the biggest night of the year. So what should you wear, with so many outfits required and so little time?

Yahoo Lifestyle looked towards the Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows to provide you trendsetting party looks to wear now through 2018. Overall, sequins were a major runway hit at the Dior show during Paris Fashion Week, and also at Oscar de la Renta during NYFW. Velvet was another key trend, spotted on the Baja East runway and in Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s debut collection for Chloé. Finally, shimmering metallics in gold and silver are not only the always perfect holiday shades to wear, but well supported by the fashion industry, with metallic looks found in several designer collections, including those from Tom Ford to Louis Vuitton.

Ahead, shop 16 festive party dresses (and a jumpsuit) priced as low as $35, all inspired by the high-fashion runway. Afterward, head to Polyvore for a chance to win a $250 Topshop gift card from its #PolyPresents: Party Dresses contest (open now until Dec. 24) to shop your own perfect party dress before the New Year.

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<p>Dress, $35, available in store at H&M </p>
H&M

Dress, $35, available in store at H&M

<p>Pleated Velvet Dress, $125, <a href="https://www.stories.com/us/Ready-to-wear/Dresses/Pleated_Velvet_Dress/582938-0514564001.2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stories.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">stories.com</a> </p>
& Other Stories

Pleated Velvet Dress, $125, stories.com

<p>One-Shoulder Sequin Mini Bodycon Dress, $75, <a href="http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/clothing-70483/dresses-70497/one-shoulder-sequin-mini-bodycon-dress-7076117?bi=201&ps=20" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:topshop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">topshop.com</a> </p>
Topshop

One-Shoulder Sequin Mini Bodycon Dress, $75, topshop.com

<p>Printed Velvet Dress, $60, <a href="https://shop.mango.com/us/women/dresses-short/printed-velvet-dress_13049044.html?c=56&n=1&s=prendas.familia;32" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mango.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mango.com</a> </p>
Mango

Printed Velvet Dress, $60, mango.com

<p>Natasha Dress, $243, <a href="http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/womens-dresses/party-dresses/w0060-nav/womens-navy-natasha-dress" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:bodenusa.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">bodenusa.com</a> </p>
Boden

Natasha Dress, $243, bodenusa.com

<p>Wrap Dress, $145, <a href="https://www.stories.com/us/Ready-to-wear/Dresses/Wrap_Dress/582938-0605638001.2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stories.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">stories.com</a> </p>
& Other Stories

Wrap Dress, $145, stories.com

<p>Black Velvet Draped Wrap Detail Bandeau Maxi Dress, $42,<a href="https://www.prettylittlething.us/black-velvet-draped-wrap-detail-bandeau-maxi-dress.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:prettylittlething.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> prettylittlething.com</a> </p>
PrettyLittleThing

Black Velvet Draped Wrap Detail Bandeau Maxi Dress, $42, prettylittlething.com

<p>Ruffle Metallic Dress, $130, <a href="https://shop.mango.com/us/women/dresses-long/ruffle-metallic-dress_11057683.html?c=PL&n=1&s=prendas.familia;32" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mango.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mango.com</a> </p>
Mango

Ruffle Metallic Dress, $130, mango.com

<p>Gold Foil Halter Neck Jumpsuit, $90, <a href="http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/clothing-70483/dresses-70497/gold-foil-halter-neck-jumpsuit-7158711?bi=140&ps=20" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:topshop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">topshop.com</a> </p>
Topshop

Gold Foil Halter Neck Jumpsuit, $90, topshop.com

<p>3D Floral Azaelea Midi Dress, $495, <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Self-portrait-Azaelea-sleeveless-3-D-lace-midi-dress-1185926" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:matchesfashion.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">matchesfashion.com</a> </p>
Self-Portrait

3D Floral Azaelea Midi Dress, $495, matchesfashion.com

<p>Katia Dress, $499, <a href="http://needsupply.com/womens/clothing/dresses/katia-dress-1.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:needsupply.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">needsupply.com</a> </p>
Delfi Collective

Katia Dress, $499, needsupply.com

<p>Onyx Dress, $148, <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/onyx-dress-rosy" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:thereformation.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">thereformation.com</a> </p>
Reformation

Onyx Dress, $148, thereformation.com

<p>Allegre Plunging Sequin Romper, $129, <a href="https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/oh-my-love-allegre-plunging-sequin-romper?category=dresses&color=037" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:urbanoutfitters.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">urbanoutfitters.com</a> </p>
Oh My Love

Allegre Plunging Sequin Romper, $129, urbanoutfitters.com

<p>Strappy Velvet Swing Dress, $98, <a href="https://www.loft.com/strappy-velvet-swing-dress%C2%A0/457583" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:loft.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">loft.com</a> </p>
Loft

Strappy Velvet Swing Dress, $98, loft.com

<p>Sequin Midi Dress, $51, <a href="https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-3074781/klab-sequin-midi-dress.jsp?prdPV=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:kohls.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">kohls.com</a> </p>
k/lab

Sequin Midi Dress, $51, kohls.com

<p>Love in the Dungeon Dress, $161, <a href="https://www.bailey44.com/love-in-the-dungeon-dress-black" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:bailey44.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">bailey44.com</a><br><br></p>
Bailey 44

Love in the Dungeon Dress, $161, bailey44.com

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