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Holiday Style Guide: How to Slay in the right Christmas Party Dresses

by Ivanna Griner 22 Nov 2017

Christmas and New Year’s are a month and change away; Now is the time to start planning out your holiday looks! It’s a lot of fun picking out your holiday looks, but you’ll want to get a handle on it early before the best dresses sell out. And if it’s more than just you who needs a Christmas outfit, you’ll definitely want that head start to find a look for your little girl as well. Whether you need a dress to wear to the holiday office party, the family gatherings, the Christmas family portraits or anything else, here are a few looks that are perfect for the season:

Flattering Silhouettes

Pick the right silhouette to flatter your shape and to put together your look. Holiday Winter dresses should make you feel fun, festive and confident! Decide if you want to be classic, elegant, effortless or sexy and go from there. A great, classic silhouette is the skater fit and flare dress; it’s feminine and adorable and fits the season. Are you going for elegant? A midi bodycon dress gives off that air of sophistication you’re looking for. The shift dress is your best friend if you want that polished but effortless look. It can be paired perfectly with flats or heels and always looks stylish but also like you didn’t try too hard. Lastly, if you want to give off a sexy vibe in your holiday dress, it can be any silhouette that features a form fitting element - whether it’s a curve hugging bodycon dress or the fitted-up-top fit and flare, the ‘sexy’ comes with the perfect size

Colors and Prints

Next is choosing your color or print. Do you want a printed or textured dress, or just a solid color? Holiday colors and textiles that make for great Christmas party dresses for girls and women feature rich colors like forest greens, eggplant purples or navy blues. The one holiday color that looks great big and bright is red. For New Year’s, it’s all about going out with a bang- rock some bling on your dress in the form of metallics, sequins, iridescent embroidery, or bright beading. Another option is to let your accessories do all the shining - that means your dress can be a matte, solid color like a black shift dress or a red bodycon dress.

When it comes to prints and textures, an elegant, timeless choice is lace; a black lace shift dress will look classy while the same dress in green will look charming and feminine. For a spot on holiday look, a red skater dress is a choice that flatters any shape, any skin color and any age. It will make you and your little one look like you both came straight off of a Christmas card. However, if that fit and flare style isn’t to your liking, there are plenty of other red party dresses or red evening dresses that will look just as festive since red is a color that always has been and always will be synonymous with the holidays.

Create a Matching Family Look

This is a great time of year to do a matching family look. It’s almost sacrilege if you don’t do it when it’s time to take your family holiday portrait! But take it a step further and hit those family events as a unit! Rocking matching outfits or coordinating Christmas outfits will really invoke the holiday spirit! It can be mother and daughter matching holiday dresses or it can be just elements - such as coordinating color palettes or girl’s Christmas dresses that match mom’s blouse, be it a color or print.

Christmas and New Year’s are all about creating memories with your family, friends and loved ones; why not create those memories in style?

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