I have two semi-formal holiday parties to attend this year, hosted by my work and my SO's work. Little overlap in attendees so I plan to wear the same outfit.

Although I understand the appeal of festive separates for casual holiday parties, I adore dressing up for formal occasions. I'm hoping to find a new dress this year but have been coming up short on options. So far my best hopes are a dark floral Anthropologie dress which I tried on and liked last year--but it might not be dressy enough--and a silk Club Monaco shift dress that I've never seen in person. I would throw on a sparkly belt and colorful heels with both.

For reference, I also attached the dress I wore to my work holiday party last year, a vintage Anthro piece that I adore. Wish I could find more of that aesthetic! Has anyone seen a unique printed cocktail dress around lately, in a flared or straight (not slim/sheath) shape?