Holiday Dresses: It’s Time To Shop LadiesBy: Emily Greene - November 20, 2013
It’s that time of year again! So many holidays are just around the corner, and with that comes all the holiday parties.
The L’Wren Scott collaboration with Banana Republic has many a lady thinking what she’ll be wearing to her holiday office party, her friend’s holiday party, and even preparing for what she’ll wear when the clock strikes midnight this New Year’s Eve.
No matter what holiday(s) you’ll be celebrating this season, hopefully you’ve set aside some money to purchase some attire with some sparkle and pizzazz.
While many people tend to lean toward something red and/or green, which isn’t wrong if done the right way, there are also other options for holiday dresses. Anything with sparkle is always in when it comes to holiday parties, as well as velvet and lace. If you’re wanting to stay on trend, THE color of this season is oxblood, And you can of course always wear that little black dress and make it yours with some accessories.
Here are a few examples of holiday dresses that are sure to peak your interest for this holiday season.
This dress by Amanda Uprichard is perfect for a holiday party. The emerald green color combined with the silhouette and mesh sleeves and mesh V in the front makes the dress sexy without overdoing it. And at $172, it wouldn’t do too much damage to your budget.
This RW&CO. dress brings in some detailing with a black lace applique on the sides. This black cherry dress is both sexy and sophisticated thanks to its form fit and a v-cut neckline. At $98, this dress could also be worn to work, just throw on a blazer and black tights, and you’re good to go.
This little black dress, also by RW&CO., has some sparkle and also continues the peplum trend (which I am OBSESSED with). Also, at $98, this dress will fit most body types. The strapless bodice with sequins adds sex appeal to this dress.
This dress from BooHoo Canada is on trend with it’s color (a close relative to oxblood and red) and texture (velvet). Of course, you don’t have to wear the jacket. Fur and faux fur isn’t for everyone.
These three options from Original Penguin give you so much to choose from. I can’t help but sing “Silver and Gold” while looking at the dress on the left. This jacquard shift dress will have all eyes on you as you enter the room.
While the middle dress may seem like just an LBD, its polyester/rayon blend with “jacquard fabrication” adds enough punch that you don’t need too many accessories to jazz it up.
The delicate “scribble” print and evening blue hue of the dress on the right may be right up your alley if you prefer a more subdued dress to celebrate in. The shape and style will allow you to dance the night away without worrying about nip-slips or showing off your underwear.
If you’ve really got some money to spend, this Christian Siriano creation is timeless and perfect. It’s got gold! It’s got sequins! It’s got tulle! What’s not to love? This dress screams “Happy Holidays!” in the most feminine way possible.
Even if you don’t have money to spare on a new dress or outfit, you can always switch up your accessories to make something you already own look new and fresh. Already have a little black dress in your closet? Add a sparkly statement necklace, some black opaque tights and some suede booties and you’re good to go.
Whatever you wear this holiday season, just make sure you’re comfortable. Can’t have fun if your dress is too tight to sit, dance, or eat.