Sleek and stylish maxi dresses, fabulous faux fur jackets, sassy western boots and sparkly open-toe heels, gorgeous paisley tunic tops and fantastic jewelry- this season’s latest designs are putting the happy into the holiday for the festive fashionista.
The hottest styles this holiday season have addressed two of the most important features of dressing for the festivities: fun, and flattering. Designers are really letting their hair down and taking some pleasure out of creating clothes and accessories that make us smile when we put them on. We get the chance to have fun with sparkles and shiny things that bring us joy during the joyful season. We are also seeing styles that are made to flatter your figure, no matter what your body shape.
If you needed any ideas about what you should ask Santa for this year, here are some wish list ideas that will definitely add to your holiday cheer:
The Maxi Dress
The moment you slip into one of these gracefully flowing full length dresses you feel feminine and pretty. From the most formal and sophisticated evening event to the casual gathering, a maxi dress is perfect for any occasion. Some of the most flattering features we are seeing in maxi-dresses are the ever-sexy thigh length slit, a form flattering front knot twist, a seductively flowing front drape, bare shoulders and off-the shoulders, plunging necklines and simple, soft lines.
Of course it’s no longer politically correct to wear the real thing, but there’s no reason to deny yourself the pleasure of plush, soft, luxurious faux fur. Gorgeous and glamorous, there some fantastic fakes you’ll love to wrap up in. Pamper yourself with a fabulous faux mink jacket, or a sumptuous faux sable scarf.
Shoes to Drool Over
You’ll feel like the belle of the ball in this season’s spectacular party shoes. Spiky heels adorned with elaborate crystals, beads or sequins will have you flashing your footwear on the dance floor with flare. Party shoes are going over the top with sparkle and embellishments that are dazzling and dynamic.
For the casual outing, every woman needs a great pair of boots. Mid-calf cowgirl boots are great with leggings or even a skirt. Ankle boots are sophisticated with trousers and pant suits, but slip on some sexy knee length boots with your jeans, a skirt, shorts and tights, anything at all gets a super-sexy upgrade when you add long boots to the outfit.
These long- waisted tops help to skim over some of your least favorite figure flaws and are subtly flattering to many different body types. Lengthened hemlines help out your hips, a pleated front forms a gently curving waistline that eludes the eye and long sleeves adding elegance all combine to enhance your feminine curves comfortably. The vintage paisley patterns are both fun and pretty, while bold, solid colors are also popular.
Bigger is better when it comes to this season’s accessories. Oversized cocktail rings are all the rage, with tons of snazzy costume styles letting any woman find a favorite design in ring bling. Bright colors and sparkle are the two main elements, in rings, bangles, dangles and layered necklaces. Diamante bangle bracelets and extra wide cuff bracelets are hot, as are multi-droplet tiered necklaces with gold, silver, beads and crystals.
Gigantic hoop earrings are always in style, but the current trend is for big, colorful dangle earrings, including ones that are designed in a set with matching necklaces. The hottest holiday colors are bold blue and deep red, so aquamarines and sapphires, rubies and garnets (and their faux equivalents) are all great choices for adding some pizzazz to your ensemble.
Remember: Fun and Flattering
Whether you’re going to a hot holiday party, heading out for dinner with friends, or dressing for the family gathering, you will look great and feel fabulous when you stick to these two themes. Have fun with your wardrobe, add some sparkle and bright colors, and choose styles that are flattering to your own unique figure. You can follow the trends without being too trendy, and never compromise on class. You don’t have to fall into the trap of buying a dress you’ll never wear again- you can still count on the classic little black dress, just add some sparkle and shine with great party shoes and fabulous accessories and you’ll never go wrong. Have some fun with your holiday wardrobe with this year’s latest festive fashions!