Even the most subdued wardrobe is susceptible to a little sparkle this time of year, whether in the form of liquid-gold lamé, colorful, Gucci-inspired Lurex, or a smattering of rogue embellishments across a sleeve or lapel.

Here’s the thing, though: metallics aren’t always the most practical pieces to own. In less festive seasons, it may not seem so instinctive to reach for that glittery gold dress—especially when everyone else has reverted to their all-black attire.

But not all metallic dresses have to be relegated to the back of your closet alongside your ugly sweater once January 1 arrives. In the gallery below, we’ve rounded up 21 dresses that could, in the spirit of seasonless dressing, be worn this week to a holiday party, and repurposed for, say, a dressy dinner in March (as in the case of A.L.C.’s pleated copper midi) or a friend’s wedding in July (see: slinky slip dresses by Nili Lotan and Mango).

Diane von Furstenberg Havita Slip Dress, $898; at Shopbop

Juanita Metallic Pleat Shift Dress, $26; at Boohoo

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Boohoo

Foil Jersey Faux Wrap Dress with Cutout Details, $109.95; at Lane Bryant

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Spaghetti Strap Dress, $59.99; at Mango

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Pink Clove Metallic Long-Sleeve Dress, $43; at ASOS

Kendall & Kylie Shimmery Slip Dress, $39.95; at PacSun

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Sequined Dress, $175; at COS

Michael Kors Collection Embellished Metallic Brocade Mini Dress, $1,797 (was $2,995); at Net-A-Porter

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Net-A-Porter

Camilla & Marc Fresia Sleeveless Metallic Midi Slip Dress, $550; at Neiman Marcus

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Neiman Marcus

The Jetset Diaries Gold Diamond Mini Dress, $189; at 8th Story

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