Because most companies have their sh*t together well before your friends do, the first holiday party you will likely have on lock-down in your Google calendar will be that dubiously festive endeavor known as the Office Holiday Party. You have to go. But what to wear? Let Armani Exchange help!

You're supposed to be demurely fabulous, sparkly yet business casual. How to pull it off? Check out the gallery below for some of the downtown-chic glam-tastic offerings from the Armani Exchange Holiday 2010 "Style Galactica" Collection.

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A sweet LBD with bad-ass embellishment = holiday party perfection.


Fierce red pumps and lace batwings offer just the right pop of drama to an otherwise office-appropriate ensemble.

A belted faux-fur vest over a sequined mini will reveal that hint of sexy sparkle that every party girl needs.


Criss-cross straps and pleats take this classic cocktail dress downtown.


Wearing this double-breasted mini with a Gaga-worthy bow accent with a business blazer and red heels will take you from the conference room to the crudites.

This tiered, paneled gown in a royal shade of purple will make the higher-ups take notice.


This muted, gathered strapless with black T-shirt underlay keeps it sexy yet covered-up.


A winter-white pants suit is perfect for office schmoozing.

The perfect jacket to drape over your watercolor mini? This trench with a single ruffled lapel.


This fuzzy architectural jacket will ensure you are warm inside and out! Click here to see all of the Style Galactica Holiday 2010 Collection, and tune in for more sartorial advice from Armani Exchange!