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DressCoded is an original Revelist series that provides on-point outfits for life's toughest fashion scenarios. You're welcome.

The end-of-year holidays are the prime time for every single couple you know to get engaged. Which means that the earliest months of the new year might very well be packed full of engagement party RSVPs for you.

Picking the fanciest thing in your closet for a classy soirée is easy enough, but what do you wear to an engagement party for a couple who'd rather go without all the bells and whistles? You don't want to feel underdressed, but you definitely don't want to outdo the bride-to-be. 

Worry not — there's an outfit for that.

Outfit one brings some always welcome nerdy flair to the party.

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Protect Our Forests Ewok T-Shirt ($20, Hot Topic)

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I've said it many times, and I'll say it again — when styled correctly, there are few events on Earth you can't get away with wearing a graphic tee to. This one is color-coordinated with a pair of dressy, flared pants that'll take this shirt just a notch above casual.

Hold In Suspends Wide Leg Pants in Green ($75, ModCloth)

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This pair's combination of suspenders, flared legs, and a high waist makes them anything but drab — that being said, don't they look like they're about to become the most comfortable dress pants in your closet?

Geraldine Block Mules ($120, Topshop)

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These mules are made from a really soft leather that won't require much breaking in. They've also got a block heel that'll save you from uncomfortably shifting your weight from foot to foot all night.

Knot Headband in Green Floral Print ($10, ASOS)

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Tossing your hair up or back with a classic knotted headband is just one of many ways you could accessorize this outfit without going over-the-top.

Outfit number two serves a whole lot of femininity without stealing all the attention.

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Cami Strap Split Front Chambray Dress ($50, ASOS)

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If you feel just plain wrong not wearing a dress to what would normally be a formal function, opt for one that's denim. The slits and high-waisted cut of this dress are flirty yet also serve as a blank slate for you to layer textures and make it truly yours.

Sheer Tie-Neck Lace Shirt ($38, Forever21)

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A sheer, lacy blouse with endless ruffles serves as the perfect injection of panache to this basic ensemble, but a white tee or turtleneck would do, too.

Adidas Women's Original Superstar Shoes ($90, Adidas)

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As much as you would probably like to, you can't allow this outfit to have all the fun. Sneakers will add that casual factor you need.

Spice Square Hair Clip ($28, Urban Outfitters)

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A big statement hair clip draws attention to your face without the obvious sparkle of statement jewelry.

The third outfit selection is for edgy babes and tomboys who absolutely hate dressing up, even for a casual gathering.

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Sequin Sweater in Zebra ($45, ASOS)

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Don't let this sweater distract you from its sparkly detailing. Layered with the right items, this sweater gets the job done for almost any party or event.

Ponte Knit Skirt ($73, Eloquii)

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Hear me out: I know this is a pencil skirt, which might seem drab at first. But this one is stretchy and comfortable AF. It's long enough, so you don't have to worry about it riding up, and it's black, so it matches everything.

Blush Suede Moto Jacket ($89, Torrid)

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A black motorcycle jacket is a) expected, and b) may be providing a little too much black for a happy event such as an engagement party. Switch it up and get playful with a touch of pink.

Wide Fit Alex Boots ($76, Topshop)

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These flat boots provide all the edge you refuse to leave the house without, and they're perfect to wear every single day once the party's over. Just maybe don't wear them to the actual wedding.