Fittingly, since holiday scheduling and the end of the year is fast approaching, there's nothing like the present to select dresses to suit your occasion.
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Above: (L to R) 1-French Connection, 2-Sister Jane 3-Boutique Moschino, 4-French Connection
Here are some of my favourite glamour-versions of holiday dresses, but also smart styles that you can wear for work and after-hours. My perfect dress for cocktails with friends during the holidays, but not necessarily when dashing out to a holiday party would be a basic sheath, or funky style that I could wear a cropped jacket or blazer with. These varied styles above can easily transition from city-chic to evening glam.
And, if you're creative with your choice of accessories like me, then you needn't worry about the mere thought of "less is more," because you can still cleverly wear accessories with a touch of sparkle and bold colour.
Go for daintier pieces with elaborately embellished dresses. Even statement dresses, as shown here in my "Versatile Dresses" style board can be accompanied by marvellous jewellery. Don't be shy! Holidays are rather lovely occasions to get dolled up and try something new, or challenge yourself with taking style risks. But, just in case you're not ready to go all in, well, a fitted Little Black Dress can always suit any stylish lady.
Above: (L to R) 1-MICHAEL-Michael Kors, 2 -Gat Rimon, 3-Malaica, 4-Darling
Metallic fabrics have made a comeback, but it doesn't matter because I would wear them anyway just as I do with lace throughout the year. I appreciate camouflage shown or worn in unconventional ways, and I chose the Michael Kors dress in an abstract "camo" pattern with sequins.
It's number one in "The New Glam" style board above because in my opinion, it makes camouflage somewhat opulent. Who knew? With the right shoes, hairstyle, hosiery, and painted pout of course, this could work for any holiday outfit! I would likely add some faux fur to this style as well.
So, whether you're fashionably ambitious or happily playing it safe with your holiday style, there are plenty of options out there to love. But, the most important element to remember is that you should be confident and comfortable.
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Which dress style is your favourite? What do you like to wear for cocktails or pre-holiday events?