The holiday season makes for a great way to show off your latest festive wardrobe additions, but what happens when preparing for an upcoming holiday party isn’t as effortless as you thought it would be? Whether it’s a formal event, a casual gathering at a friend’s house or a fun cocktail bash, it’s obvious you want to look your best and in order to make the right impression, you should plan your outfit according to a few simple rules that will help you achieve the perfect holiday party attire.
One of the most important aspects to take into account before walking out the door is the dress code and who will be at the party. Is it a black tie event? A family reunion with lots of kids playing around? Will your superiors show up at the after-hour Christmas party? Always plan your outfit with these factors in mind and be ready to adjust your attire according to the nature of the event. If in doubt, it’s always best to maintain a formal vibe rather than break out in a sparkling neon mini-dress.
Another suggestion would be to ask around and find out what styles the others are planning to sport. As a general rule of thumb, if you’re asking yourself if you’re bearing too much skin, or if your outfit is too bold or decadent, it probably is. Oh, and always keep in mind the differences between “costume party” and “holiday attires”.
Evidently, it’s always a good idea to turn to a Little Black dress to wear at an upcoming party, yet now is the time to put your love for color on display and wear something fun and refreshing. Pick softer versions of your favorite hues, or pair bolder colored accessories with neutral garments.
Avoid wearing the red and green combo as these hues together will most probably fail to do you justice as far as skin tone is concerned, and they also represent an incredibly expected and unfortunate color mix. If you do like red or green, and they really complement your hair color and skin tone, pair one of these shades with neutrals or metallics to make sure your attire doesn’t end up looking costumey.
Speaking of metallics, when is the right time to don some sparkle if not for a holiday party? You can choose to wear shiny garments and accessories even for a formal event, as long as you can avoid getting carried away and picking items that would instantly make you resemble a Christmas decoration. For a more subtle kind of sparkle, go with a black blazer embellished with matte sequins, a neutral fabric with delicate metallic insertions, a jeweled clutch et cetera; anything that isn’t too statement-like is perfectly suitable for brightening you up.
When it comes to unrestrictive holiday parties, you can definitely go for all things shiny, colorful, bold and dramatic. After all, it’s that time of year so if you feel like wearing a gold dress accessorized by a fantastic pair of stilettos, go for it! Wear fashions you feel confident about and have fun! That’s what a holiday party is all about!
For a Holiday Party