Tuesday, November 22, 2016

20 Dresses to Wear to a Holiday Party

I recently had a request to put together some holiday party outfit ideas.  I am really thankful for the suggestion because I completely forgot that I too have a party I need to attend on December 15th and I haven't even thought about what to wear until this post.  A majority of the dresses below are cocktail, a few are on the casual side but I am a firm believer that the right accessories can make any dress, "dressier"  

1) LuLu's    2) Adrianna Papell    3) Chelsea 28  (2 colors)    4) 1. State

1) Lulu's   (2 colors)    2) Eliza J (4 colors)    3) The Limited    4) Fire

1) Charles Henry (4 colors)    2) Lulu's (2 colors)    3) J.Crew Factory    4) The Loft

1) Bardot (2 colors)   2) Wayf    3) Dee Elle    4) J.Crew Factory

1) Jump Apparel    2) The Loft    3) Nordstrom Rack (2 colors)    4) Nordstrom Rack (3 colors)

You might have noticed a trend with my selections.  Off the shoulder, cold shoulder and velvet are so in for this season.  Lace is always a staple look and this time of year I love darker greens, navy, burgundy and of course black!  Metallics are fun as well but I tend to save the full on sequins dress for New Years and not the company holiday party.  

A Few Styling Tips:

Wearing Black:  I love adding metallics and fun jewelry to give my black dresses some personality  (don't let your black dress be boring)

Wearing Stockings:  I would refrain from wearing anything too thick with a cocktail dress.  Sheer black pantyhose are always best or anything else thats still sheer with design can enhance the look of your overall outfit.  (its okay to go with bare legs too!

Open Toe Shoes:  If you live in colder climates you can absolutely still wear open toe shoes (unless you are wearing stockings) Try something suede or velvet to go with the season.  

Undergarments:  They should never been seen no matter what!  I do have a smaller bust so I can get away with a lot of thing when it comes to the bra department.  Most of the strapless dresses above can be worn with a strapless bra.  Anything that dips too low or is backless try wearing a Nu Bra also make sure you have on seamless panties! 

Accessories:  Your clutch/bag do not have to match your shoes,  try not to take a large handbag to an evening event,  big statement earrings and a statement necklace is overpowering try to choose one or the other

Hair & Makeup:  red lips look great this time of year, just make sure it is cohesive with your look and not fighting against it,  no need for full on up do's you can keep it simple with some curls and a little teasing, a full coverage foundation at night is always recommended,  light lip & smokey eye, darker lip color and lighter eye make up is always a good rule to follow if you aren't sure what to do

A few places that I love to shop for jewelry are BAUBLEBARCharming Charlie & Francesca's   

Also a few show options that I am loving right now here:

If you find yourself stuck on what to wear or how to wear it, always feel free to reach out to me!  Good luck on your holiday party outfit search if you are like me and haven't bought a single thing yet!   Also a great suggestions is to always check out RENT THE RUNWAY
I have a fabulous rest of the day!

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