Major events are coming up in the next couple of weeks. 2011 has been a roller coaster year for many, so why not end it with a bang? We’ve got 3 great party dresses (yup! a new filter for your shopping ease) plus 3 sharp toppers to throw on when you are en route to your festivities and back. All options trump using your date’s suit jacket, and each of these outfits offer a situation-appropriate amount of glitz.

Let’s start with above: You’ve got a company holiday party and you want to look pretty and polished but also confident and not overly sexy. We are far from experts on the topic of corporate stuffy workplaces considering that anything goes here at Karmaloop, as long as you look your best version of you. That said, we can’t imagine any office party that would make the Clarissa Jacquard Dress look out of place (certainly not ours!). This updated version of BB Dakota‘s 2010 holiday frock is figure flattering and features on-trend colors. For a structured dress like this, add a little contrast and edge with a tailored leather jacket like the Lola Biker Jacket by Plastic Island.

Next up we’ve got your best friends house party (a non-ugly sweater party — we’ve got different outfit suggestions for that). Want to look cute for Instagram pics and charm the pants off that friend of a friend you’ve been crushing on? Look no further than the Lynch Dress by Lucca Couture. This take on the two-tone dress is fun and flirty with a textured sheen on the skirt and a fitted top. I think a great complement to the simple colors of this dress is the olive green of the Margaux Fur Detail Jacket, also by Plastic Island. Plus the fur trim adds some luxury, especially when you pair the getup with a mixed metal statement necklace!

Finally, the dress events to end all over the top dress events: New Year’s Eve! Turn heads in the Golden Leaf Dress from *LA Boutique, a one shouldered mini with a regal sequined leaf pattern. Add the faux fur Braden Coat by BB Dakota and you’ll look like such a star people will be asking for your autograph.