Holiday Dresses: Fashion Designed To Celebrate Festivities

Holiday dresses are more than merely dressing up. Fashioning oneself in holiday attire is part of the celebration of the time of year. Whether enjoying a family dinner, house hopping for quick visits, or dressing up for an extravagant social event celebration to welcome in the new year, 2015 is ready with fashionable ideas.

When seeking the perfect holiday apparel, the event one is planning to attend needs to be taken into contemplation. An evening gown would not fit well with a comfy family feast. Jeans might work well with a holiday-themed sweater when singing songs of the season door to door but would definitely be a fashion don’t when attending a fancy evening gala. Styling for 2015 holiday fashion ranges from the little black dress to a retro style pantsuit. When planning to dress up for this year’s holiday festivities, take into consideration color, fabric, and style.

Those looking for holiday dresses this year are taking a cue from Santa’s fashion sense by swapping the classic dress for the retro velvet pantsuit. As reported by the New York Times, the velvet suit is this year’s alternative to dressing up in party dresses. Watch a 1970s Partridge Family TV episode for inspiration as to how to wear the versatile plush velvet pants and matching jacket.

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Holiday suits in jeweled colors of emerald green and amethyst are certainly in vogue and would place one as the gem of the party activities. Match the suit with a lovely white silk ruffled blouse or a simple satin shirt in a shade lighter than the suit’s color. The pantsuit is extremely versatile, making it a wonderful option for those being invited to several parties. It can be dressed up or down depending on the event. One can even switch it out in lieu of an evening gown by dressing it up with a cleavage-bearing metallic blouse and matching strappy heels.

When seeking special holiday dresses for this season, one will be pleased to see that sparkly style is in. This stylish dress will place its fashionista as the center of attention at a holiday celebration. There is a golden sparkle that will look beautiful on anyone in shades of yellow gold, rose gold, and ombre. The holiday season is all about shining bright, and dresses gleaming with shine and sequins will certainly place one center stage at any party.

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“Gold can be formal, polished, sexy, elegant, and edgy, so it will fit in at literally any type of party,” as detailed in Bustle.

Holiday dresses are always acceptable in the style of the little black dress. One will never go wrong with a closet black dress staple. The little black dress, known as the LBD, is a definite do for any party. Dress it up or down with jewelry and footwear. Of course, there are do’s and don’ts when dressing up in an LBD. Denver magazine 5280 suggests to stay away from opaque black tights to keep the ensemble cheery and not bottom heavy dreary. Keep the black dress simple and styling with its own details. To add some color or sparkle, one can add fun with statement jewelry, decorative shoes, and a clutch. Fill up the wardrobe with the little black dress in several styles from a simple version for the family gathering to one embellished with lace or feathers for a more extravagant party celebration.

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The holiday time of year is meant as a celebration with family and friends. Dressing up is part of the fun of party hopping and welcoming in a new year. This is the perfect occasion to go shopping to find the perfect holiday dresses that will make one feel as special as the holidays being rejoiced.

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