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Holiday Parties - How to Dress Right

Holiday parties! Love them or hate them, there are usually one or two that we have to attend every year. Here are a few tips when contemplating what to wear.

If you are unsure of what to wear, ask your hostess. The sexy, low cut dress might not work for an office or family gathering. Save that one for New Year’s Eve.

Holiday DressK.I.S.S: Keep It Simple Stupid. It can be better to dress up a simple, classic look vs. trying to dress down a “look at me” outfit. A black dress, suit, outfit can be dressed up with a great necklace, shoes, jewelry, or even sparkle make-up. A few key pieces can go a long way.

Don’t forget comfort. A too tight dress, too tight shoes, etc. can make your night long! Of course you want to look good, but no one looks good when they have a look of discomfort on their face.

Holiday themed apparel is great if you are 5 or 85. It can be whimsical to use one thing, but proceed with caution. Save the “light up” sweater for a lighter, fun occasion.

Spanx, the correct bra, great hose….these can all help you look like a superstar. I know I hate when I have a bra strap showing, when I don’t feel pulled together. Start at the base (being your body) and build from there.

Rich, jewel toned colors always work well around the holiday. Forest green, burgundy, purple, cranberry, and navy blue colors are all elegant to wear during the holidays.

Remember to keep a small comb, lipstick, hem tape, safety pin, and band aids in your hand bag. They can be lifesavers!

Great resources for finding that awesome holiday party outfit:

I sometimes throw all caution to the wind and wear what I want. If you have the right attitude, you can pull off anything! Your smile can be the best thing you wear. Grab a glass of something bubbly and have a great time.

Written by: Nikki Langston

Picture courtesy of Catherines

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