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Ultra violet—Pantone's colour of the year for 2018—will liven up even the darkest of festive looks this holiday season. An alternative to the traditional black, red and gold, purple will bring a pop of colour to party looks with outfits that stand out from the crowd.

The biggest fashion houses were quick to slip touches of purple into their autumn/winter 2018/2019 collections, offering a glimpse of the kinds of outfits that could inspire this season's hottest party looks. Here's a selection of some of the best ultra violet looks spotted on the runways.

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A mini-dress revealing a brightly colored bra at Marta Jakubowski, matched with knee boots for a sexy, retro style

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A shirt is matched with a multi-layer skirt and matched with red accessories at Alberta Ferretti. 

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Moschino's retro-futuristic cape dress, inspired by the style of Jackie Kennedy. 

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Credit: Marco Bertorello

This velvet-effect ball gown by Annakiki is fit for a princess with its compact train. 

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Slip into this shimmering Christian Pellizzari dress for a dazzling holiday look. Style it with opaque knee socks and silver shoes. 

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This glamorous gathered dress by Roberto Cavalli is worn over pants to cool down the heat this holiday. 

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This mini-dress with flared sleeves by Andrew Gn is embellished with intricate embroidery creating a sophisticated effect. 

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For a more discreet look, try adding touches of ultra violet to an outfit à la Masha Ma, which breaks up this all-black look with a purple padded gilet. 

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Giambattista Valli opts for a long, floaty dress in a slightly softer shade, finished with multiple frills for a chic, romantic style. 

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Paul & Joe tones down the sexy side of this virtually see-through, almost camisole-style mini-dress with a fun cartoon-print coat. 

(See also: All The Rage:The Moschino [TV] H&M Collaboration Collection)

Tags: Runway, Holiday Season, Ultra Violet, Fashion