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Holiday Dress

According to a study from Marshalls conducted by Harris Interactive, 81 percent of women plan on attending a holiday party this year, and 28 percent will dress up for more than one. Forty-nine percent say they plan on attending a snazzy party that requires a dressier outfit this year. A nationwide sample of 3,077 U.S. adults, of whom 1,692 women were surveyed.

"For many of us, this is the only time of year to dress in something truly dazzling," said Jenn DeBarge-Goonan, fashion expert for Marshalls.

What type of shoes are the most popular for holiday gatherings? The survey revealed that 50 percent of women will wear high-heeled shoes when dressing up for a holiday party. While 17 percent will wear flats and 12 percent will choose sling backs.

Prices at Marshalls are up to 60 percent off of retail every day, and they've stocked up on a special collection of dazzling apparel and accessories for all your most elegant holiday outings. With these kinds of savings -- designer items priced at $14.99 to $49.99 -- you'll be able to afford a sassy clutch to perfectly match each and every pair of bejeweled sling backs or strappy-heeled sandals.

Whether you're looking for demure elegance or va-va-voom, Marshalls has the beads, sequins, lace to create the look. Other gifts you can purchase at Marshalls this season are beauty gift sets from around the globe, european table and glassware, men's leather jackets from Italy, kids' designer outerwear, and luxurious scarves, shawls, and ponchos. The oufit pictured above can be had for less than $100.

Marshalls offers a wide selection of current season, top quality, brand name fashions, giftware and domestics for the family and home in more than 650 stores spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico.