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Two Holiday Party Dresses

Gorgeous cocktail dresses for the holiday season // click through to check out the modern savvy, a florida based lifestyle blogger and mom of two

As much as I’m all about the cozy cute holiday style, I have been getting some questions about more formal options for holiday cocktail parties, weddings and dare I say already, New Year’s Eve. I’m not one to turn down an opportunity to glam it up for a night… so here it goes (plus, there’s a fab sale involved!).

As you know, I’m a long-time fan of Maggy London — their dresses fit so, so well — so I’m excited to feature two dresses today, one a gorgeous, glam LBD for fancy cocktail receptions and weddings (I plan to wear it for a wedding next month!), as well as an sequin number that’s so fantastic I can’t help but shimmy and dance when I wear it.

Best of all, Maggy London is kicking off its Black Friday deal… take 40% off the whole site, with early Friends and Family access starting today! I’m pretty partial to all the cocktail dresses… seriously, check it out if you have any sort of events coming up. Nearly everything is under $100 with the sale.


Holiday Party Dresses -- from Wedding to NYE!

LBD wedding outfit inspiration Silver heels (at a steal!)Black tie outfit inspiration -- two dresses for all your holiday events LBD outfit inspiration

When it comes to this time of year, don’t forget to take out your special heirlooms. This bracelet is actually a watch that my grandmother passed down to me, gifted to her from my grandfather for their anniversary one year. It means everything to me… plus, it’s bonkers gorgeous.Glam holiday party dresses // the modern savvy shares two dresses from black tie to glam nye The little black dress for your upcoming holiday parties and weddings

Dress: c/o Maggy London (also available in a jumpsuit)

Heels: Aldo, found at DSW on clearance; more silver heels from DSW here.

Clutch: Michael Kors (super old; my favorite envelope clutches, all under $100)

Earrings: c/o Sugarfix by Baublebar (sold out; go for this or this)



When you have an opportunity to wear sequins — especially when they’re rose gold sequins — please do! I mean, what can make a girl happier than a fabulous sequin dress where you sparkle wherever you go? What I like most about this Maggy London number is that it’s super flattering, comes in regular and petite sizes and is not at all showy… yet feels totally sexy and fun. For sizing, I’m wearing a size 2P though I could go down to a 0P for a tighter fit (and yup, this runs larger so size down. I’m never a 0P!).

Two dresses for your holiday parties... this sequin dress is a statement maker

All the sequins! Sequin dress with bold sleeves Sequin dress for NYE // the modern savvy, as photographed on Palm Beach Sequin dress by Maggy London with Kendra Scott earrings Stunning rose gold sequin dress (that's flattering without being too constricting!) // the modern savvy, a life & style blog

Dress: c/o Maggy London

Heels: Steven (on sale)

Earrings: Kendra Scott (more Kendra Scott earrings)


Lots of great more holiday content coming your way, from gift guides to sale alerts, holiday vent sesh’s (how can we not?!), and more outfit inspiration. Make sure you’re signed up to receive e-mails from me so you can get each post and sale notification as soon as they’re live. (You can also use the form on the sidebar, too; type your contact info where it says “keep up to date” and hit ‘subscribe.’ I won’t spam you, promise.)


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    November 29, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    Um that black dress looks like it was tailor made for you. STUNNING.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    Sharon Bryan
    November 22, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    That black dress — absolutely gorgeous and you wear it so very well ❤️❤️

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      November 27, 2017 at 3:08 PM

      You are SO kind… thanks for taking the time to comment, Sharon. 🙂

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    November 22, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    Both dresses are absolutely beautiful on you! Two stunning choices.


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      November 27, 2017 at 3:08 PM

      Thanks, lady!! Hope you had a great thanksgiving.

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    November 22, 2017 at 7:59 AM

    Oh my goodness this post is just full of gorgeousness! I love both of these dresses and the watch your grandmother passed on to you is OH MY WORD (I’m sorry I can’t think of a word to accurately depict it)! I wish I had some place special to go because I would seriously be wanting one of these dresses.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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      November 27, 2017 at 3:09 PM

      LOL< right?! I'm a lucky granddaughter for sure. And, definitely fun to have some fab dresses in your closet... think you need to get something good on your calendar for December!

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    Mary Beth Jackson
    November 22, 2017 at 7:22 AM

    Love them both!

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