Image via JC Penney
Image via JC Penney

In the next two months, you will be forced to make the least important decision of the year, which is choosing a holiday party dress that’s equitably stylish, cool, cheap and perhaps professional.

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Tracee Ellis Ross launched a 45-piece J.C. Penney capsule collection that may help. A few pieces in the line have the benefit of being inexpensive (ranging from $12-$75), joyful and holiday-appropriate at once. The gold dress at the top looks particularly glamorous yet streamlined.

“Each piece is timeless and versatile, classic but with flavor. They can be mixed and matched to create elegant looks for everybody and every body,” Ross said via statement. “These pieces add a special touch when entertaining friends and loved ones this holiday season, giving some sparkle and joy.”

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I’ll take everything in her closet, personally, but in the meantime here are some party options. Ross says she “imagined and designed” each piece.

For any type of holiday party anywhere:

For when you say you’re not staying that long at the office holiday party, just a couple drinks, and then, ah lemme have a look-see... Five hours at the open bar... This dress is so comfortable, wine not:

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For the group holiday party with a theme that forces you to think different:

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For a friend’s casual holiday party or the office holiday party that’s “frugal” and only serves tiny sandwiches and you have to eat 12 of them to feel full:

Culture Editor, Jezebel

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This collection is going to be the first thing that makes me want to step foot into a JC Penney in YEARS. It’s all beautiful and affordable enough for me to actually go try things on.

I LOVE both of those bright dresses, the gold one and the pink one, but I worry about the shape of them even though the whole collection is size inclusive. If the “Glorious” dress came in the same fabric/sequin as the pink or gold I would snatch it up ASAP.