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The holidays are right around the corner, and that means you need an outfit for any holiday party you may attend. You want your holiday outfit to be comfortable and memorable. Whether you’re looking for an ugly Christmas sweater or a new dress that is just right for the occasion, try these Orange County clothing stores.
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Laurenly
142 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 538-7467
www.laurenly.com

One of the great things about living in southern California is that you have a little more leeway with what you can wear to parties – not only because of the laid-back attitude, but also because winters here are pretty mild. Laurenly is a boutique at The Orange Circle where ladies can find dresses of various cuts and styles. With a wide selection of the latest trends and fashions, it’s clear that Laurenly knows what they’re doing and stands out amongst the crowd. From your dress to jewelry and hair accessories, you can find your entire outfit here.

Related: Best Vintage Stores in Orange County

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Swellegant
3409 Newport Blvd. 
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 673-3604
www.swellegantvintage.com

If you’re looking for some stylish vintage clothing to wear to your holiday party, this cool little place in Newport is an excellent place to start your search. Swellegant carries vintage clothing from the 40s to the 80s, so you can arrive at your shindig looking like you’ve just stepped off a movie set. If you buy something here (and you’ll probably find a variety of things you like), you can rest assured that no one at the party will be wearing the same thing. Here you’ll also find all of the accessories to complete your vintage outfit.  

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Muse Boutique
300 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-7026
www.museboutique.com

It’s not surprising that you can find some good places to shop in Laguna Beach. It’s a place that features a lot of boutiques where you can find great clothes. If you’re looking for something a little different than what you’ll find at a mall, Muse is a good place to visit. Here you’ll find modern styles that are a little different than the sort of plain clothes you’ll find at big department stores. You’ll also find unique accessories that accent the clothes nicely. 

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Masque
1450 Baker St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 966-1127
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When you get dressed up for a party, you want something that you not only like, but something that will also get you noticed. Masque carries a lot of great options ranging from more casual to something for an event. It’s a great boutique to find unique gifts for your girlfriends and cute outfits for yourself too!

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Roadkill Ranch & Boutique
119 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 773-1156
www.roadkillranch.com

If you’re going to a holiday party but you don’t want to feel like you’re getting dressed for prom, Roadkill Ranch and Boutique is a great place to visit. Here you’ll find designer dresses that are a little more individual than what you’ll find at a department store. You’ll also find all of the accessories you need from shoes to purses. Your holiday party may not be like a Hollywood red carpet where people ask who you’re wearing, but don’t be surprised if they ask where you got your outfit.

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.