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Christmas may be over, but there’s still lots of holiday partying filling the social calendar. New Year’s Eve is just days away and, as soon as we recover from ringing in 2013, a very busy Mardi Gras schedule gets under way with a host of Twelfth Night celebrations. With the short Carnival season — Fat Tuesday is Feb. 12 — multiple balls take place on the same night. Pack in dinner parties, parades and all the other fun in South Louisiana, and you can see why having the perfect dress is an absolute must.

To make your search a little easier, we hit a few runways shows — Dillard’s for the Ladies Leukemia League’s “Fête de Noël” in New Orleans; Chatta Box for Trianon’s luncheon and style show; and Time Warp, ElleMarie, Loft 3H, Aristocracy and Noelie Harmon for HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region II’s “Picture a Perfect World without HIV/AIDS” fashion show — and picked some of our favorites to share.

Laissez le bon temps rouler!