Holidays are the time to dress up and rise your glam quotient. Dot Com Women gives you the trends for this year, favorite dressing styles and key pieces for the season.
Holiday Fashion Trends 2007
Here what’s hot this season:
Colors: Red, Metallic, Jewel Tones, Purple, White, Burgundy, Gray and Black to Pair anything and everything with.
Embellishments: Sequins are still in. Crystals and lace are also making regular appearances on party dresses.
Prints: Animal prints are in for the season. Pair leopard print skirts with shimmering black tops or go in for accessories like shoes, handbags etc. in these prints.
Holiday Fashion Mistakes to Avoid
‘Holiday Prints’ for adults has become a trend in itself but it is best left to the sitcoms to follow this trend. Unless you wish to look like a character from a Christmas storybook and entertain kids, let the snowman and Christmas tree prints stay safe for your kids and stick to a more classy version of holiday fashion. Add bold reds and crisp whites to celebrate the season instead.
Favorite Holiday Dresses and How to Wear them Stylishly
Here are some of our favorite dresses and ways to wear the gorgeous stuff on the racks and look glamorous:
|Pair Sequin tops or skirts with solid colors as opposed to completely sequined dresses.
Sequin miniskirt ($98) and White French Cuff Shirt ($29) from Victoria’s Secret
|Use sequin blazers to their best with solid gray skirts and complete the look with stockings.
Sequin Tiffany Blazer ($498) and Wool Swing Skirt ($198) from Bloomingdales
|Are pants your style? Look festive with silken golds. Pair a silk shell with a big shirt over black pants.
Silk shantung big-shirt ($80), pants ($90) and shell ($40) from Coldwater Creek
|Combine minimalist with festive by choosing plain jewel tones accentuated at one or two places.
Teal Color Kay Unger Beaded-Keyhole Dress ($390) from Neiman Marcus.
|Dress up for any party with a purple dress that has embellishments. This one has jeweled straps.
Curvy jersey ruched dress by Alexandra Dillon ($89) from Victoria’s Secret.
|And finally, a jacket or a coat is a must for all parties. This one’s a classic red Valentino but you will find many styles and colors to pair with your dresses.
Valentino Military Coat ($2,925) from Bergdorf Goodman.
Accessories to Glam Up for 2007 Holiday Parties
The right accessories will not only add to your glam quotient, they will also give you a different look even if you wear just one or two outfits to all the parties. If you are short on outfits, invest in glitzy accessories that take away the attention from your dress and alter your look completely every time you wear them.
|Clutches are a must for this and any party season.
Beaded Velvet Clutch ($98) from Banana Republic.
|A stylish alternative to classic clutches are modern day luxe totes.
Lambertson Truex Canvas Tote ($$295) from Bloomingdales.
|Classic Steel Gray High Heel Shoes will set off any part dress.
Gucci Britt High Heel Sandal, Gunmetal ($495) from Bergdorf Goodman
Pumps will always stay in fashion no matter what the trends.
Anne Klein New York Lace Pumps ($250) from Saks Fifth Avenue
Shimmer in Silver
Solitaire rings charm bracelet ($42), Sculpted ring ($30) and Bamboo hoop earrings ($24) all by Victoria’s Secret.
Shine in Gold
Citrine by the Stones Square Bangle ($75), Leslie Danzis Clear Resin Beaded Necklace ($85) and Kenneth Jay Lane PavÈ Flower Earrings ($205) all by Bloomingdales.