I've always loved blue as a party dress alternative to black. Blue is seasonal color and can go from pastel in spring, vibrant in summer and navy in the winter for all things optional. You can even carry your bright blues into the holiday season as a pop of color like I love to do. It sets you a part from the sea of black or red. I plan on wearing this beauty to ring in the New Year but a good party dress in a classic silhouette is always right.