With December quickly passing by, we must prepare for our upcoming holiday festivities. ‘Tis the season to break out some of your prettiest party dresses. We all need that special dress, whether it is brocade, lace, sequined, or just an LBD. Lavish fabrics, such as brocade and velvet, ooze festiveness.
Choose a silver brocade A-line dress for a classic, yet glamorous vibe, or opt for an attention-grabbing red velvet number. You will not only make your mark at the party, but also pay tribute to fashion history.
One can never go wrong with lace, which is another timeless style. Opt for either black or jewel-toned hues, but be wary of pastels, as they tend to have a Spring season vibe.
A must for New Year’s is sequins. This is the one holiday when it is acceptable to go overboard with all that glitters. Shine like a star in slinky, fitted dresses with gold, silver, blush, or even rainbow palettes.
Last, but not least, is the Little Black Dress (LBD). One of the most versatile options, the LBD is a closet staple for every girl. Since black is universally flattering, any style or texture will work.
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Once you have found the perfect dress, it is time to accessorize. Accessories are truly what makes or breaks your look, so choose wisely. Statement necklaces are a fail-safe option. In jewels and precious metals, they can give an LBD just the right amount of sparkle. or can add even more pizazz to a textured dress. Add a chic clutch to polish off any ensemble. Satin, velvet, and beaded versions during this season screams “holiday”, not “homecoming”.
Your look will not be complete without a pair of killer heels. If your dress is grey or black, choose colored shoes for a bold twist. If your dress is colored, stick to metallic, black, or nude options, unless you are feeling daring. Popular styles includes glittery stilettos, satin pumps, and sleep ankle boots.
Whether you are attending a family gathering or a New Year’s Even party, the holidays are at ime to step out of your comfort zone and into the perfect party dress. It is the “greatest time of the year”, so don’t we all deserve to dress luxurious?
(Hayley Lind: Blogger)