Dresses. The unofficial holiday uniform. Love it or leave it...they will buy you entry into any party and you will never be under dressed. As a fellow dress lover, the holidays just give me an excuse to go all-out and toss in a few fun metallics.
Here's my fail proof guide to nailing your holiday dress this season!
one | re:named: Lace is always a good idea when it comes to cocktail wear. Top it off with a festive color like this crimson version and you're a sure thing. I love the unexpected, short hem and the delicate sleeves. To dress it down, throw on a moto jacket and some booties.
two | rachel zoe: This stunner is my favorite on the list. Typically, I gravitate towards shorter hems but this classy maxi with gorgeous cut-outs stole my heart. It's sexy, neutral and slimming. The silhouette kills me and I love that you can mix up your accessories to create an entirely new look. #1!
three | dkny: I harp on texture a lot so why not incorporate it into your holiday dress code? Cap sleeves and a feather skirt make this little number equally as great with a blazer and tights. OR...pair it with a stunning red, suede heel...BAM!
four | alice + olivia: What are the holidays without metallics? Atypical but equally as brilliant, this cranberry metallic, striped dress with skater skirt is, say it with me, A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E. Where's the mistletoe because you should be wearing this under it?! P/S I'd rock it with a pearl collar necklace!
five | parker: The sparkler. This is it. Save this for your NYE fete and rock it with a sexy, faux tan and big voluminous curls. Don't forget the red lipstick. Parker is notorious for creating sexy dresses without bearing too much. I have several in my closet that I save for special occasions...two of which I have kept for a decade. How's that for classic?
Happy shopping! xo