Cocktail dresses and hairstyles are like wine and cheese. Sure, they鈥檙e good apart, but together they can be utterly amazing. It鈥檚 now officially December, which means the holiday season is in full swing. So when you aren鈥檛 running around town grabbing gifts for your loved ones, chances are you鈥檙e probably at some sort of holiday soiree. We鈥檝e already shared a bunch of stunning (and work appropriate) holiday dresses with you, but we鈥檝e left one thing out: what hairstyles to pair them with! Whether you鈥檙e planning on rocking a dramatic maxi or a cozy sweater dress to this year鈥檚 festivities, here are 10 hair and dress combos to use as your go-to guide.

1. Sleeveless Dress + Gibson Roll: Keep that neckline clean and sweep your tresses back into a deceptively intricate Gibson Girl roll. Pairing a strapless dress ($100) with pulled-back hair allows a statement necklace to pop or a sultry shade of lipstick to take the stage. (image via A Cup of Jo)

2. Long Sleeved Dress + Loose Waves: Put your sleekest foot forward in a winter ready, long-sleeved dress ($57). For this style, you鈥檝e got a lot of options, but we recommend keeping those locks down and loose with relaxed waves. Check out how to make the waves pictured above using only a blowdryer and round brush, or sneak a peak at how LC gets those legendary mermaid waves 鈥 or used to, at least (via Brit + Co)

3. High Collared Dress + Ballerina Bun: Show off that dramatic neckline and sweep your hair up into a mess free ballerina bun. A high collared dress like this embellished one ($85) is a great way to stay conservative but still throw in a high fashion vibe. If this look is feeling a little too stiff, spice it up a bit by updating to the currently trending half top knot. (via The Shoe Room)

4. Deep V + High Pony Fishtail: Va va voom! If your holiday party apparel doesn鈥檛 have to be SFW, go for the plunging neckline. If you鈥檙e really feeling it, take one step further and also go fully sequined in something like this emerald green stunner ($80). With a dress this dramatic, it鈥檚 important to keep the garment the center of attention. Sweep your hair back into what looks like a slightly teased and tousled high pony in front, but is actually a fishtail. If you鈥檙e not so into the braided pony, try this elegant, curly cascading side pony tutorial. (image via Free People)

5. One Shoulder Maxi and Knotted Side Bun: If you鈥檙e headed to a more formal affair, go for the full-length dress to make your look instantly fancier. A one-shouldered piece ($114) is always a fun option if you鈥檙e bored of the same basic necklines. Keep that unique element on show and add some balance to your outfit by gathering your hair on the shoulder-less side and twisting it into a unique聽side bun. (via Once Wed)

6. Vintage Dress + Victory Rolls: Whether you already own a vintage dress like this 鈥50s gem ($128) or just want to add a retro touch to your outfit, Betty Page 鈥 approved victory rolls are the perfect way to go about it. Pair this 鈥榙o and dress together and you just might be mistaken for a character straight out of Mad Men. (via a Brit and a Blonde)

7. Open Back Dress + French Twist: With a bold, open back like this red show stopper ($30) it鈥檇 be a shame to cover it up with hair. Dress up a backless dress by taking a little bit of inspiration from the French with this classic twist.

8. Sweater Dress and Braided Crown: If your party is more of a low-key affair, embrace the season with a slouchy sweater dress ($62). To avoid keeping this piece from looking too casual, dress it up with a pair of heels and an intricate braided crown. We鈥檒l be honest, this hairstyle takes a bit of practice, but once you get it down we鈥檙e guessing you鈥檒l be rocking it long after the holidays come and go. (via Hair Romance)

9. Shift Dress and Tousled Blow Out: Keep with the minimal vibe of this Kate Spade shift dress ($238) and apply very little styling to your hair. A messy blowout followed by some volumizing hair spray will do. If you鈥檙e feeling like this look needs a little something extra, pop on a standout shade of lipstick. (via Carrie Walker)

10. Wrap Dress and Side Pony: This classic wrap dress ($35) is a perfect office party pick that鈥檚 not mind numbingly boring. Keep things clean and sweep your hair back into a messy side pony that will look great and be totally out of the way. (via A Cup of Jo)

What dress/hair combo are you going with this season? Share your holiday looks with us on Twitter!