Fashion Trends-—Getting It Right For Your Holiday Party

Are you still searching for just the right outfit to wear to your next holiday party? Yesterday I provided tips on what to wear to informal family gatherings and low-key office parties. But, if you’ve been lucky enough to score an invite to a fancy black-tie event or a cocktail party, a soft turtleneck sweater and khakis are not going to cut it.

That’s where the following holiday fashion trends might come in handy.

Holiday Fashion Trend #1—-Red Dresses. To avoid looking like a version of Mrs. Claus you might want to stick with a sexy fitted number. Regardless, the crimson color will not fail to get noticed in a room full of little black dresses.

Holiday Fashion Trend #2-—Ribbons. According to celebrity fashion experts, ribbons are “the simplest way to dress up just about anything from a camisole to a plain black dress.” I have run across a fair number of ribboned blouses and dresses at Macy’s and The Limited. But, you could also simply string a bright satin ribbon through your pants belt loop to get in on this holiday fashion trend.

Holiday Fashion Trend #3—-Sequins. If you are as conservative as I am you may not want to deck yourself out in sequins from head to toe. But, you can still add sparkle to your holiday outfit by wearing a sequined shrug. Consider pairing one with a black pencil skirt or a pair of fancy slacks.

Holiday Fashion Trend #4—-Velvet. I must admit I did purchase a velvet dress for my daughter to wear this holiday season. (I guess she’ll be one trendy 3-year-old.) Fashion experts say velvet is huge for the holidays and relatively easy to incorporate into your winter wardrobe. Consider wearing a velvet blazer over jeans or go head to toe in an elegant velvet dress.

Holiday Fashion Trend #5—-Jeweled Belts. If you can’t afford to buy a new ensemble this holiday season think accessories. If you have winter’s “it” accessory, fashion experts say you’ll be a hit at your holiday party. The jeweled belt adds sparkle and shine without going overboard. You can add the belt to your jeans, a dress or cinch it over a jacket.

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About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.