from the November edition of Sassy Magazine
The holidays are a time when we become one with our inner diva and confidentially wear all the glitz our beings can handle. This season, evening wear trends take a turn for the different. This might be the year you invest in a few new party pieces in your winter wardrobe. Here are some trend notions to get you started shopping.
This season, look for a little fringe and feathers. The feel of these details is instant luxury. A hot look is a-symmetrical fringe. Dresses with feathers at the hemline, lace dresses finished with long fringe, even car wash fringe is making a big come back. Because these styles are such a statement in and of themselves, go simple on your shoe and accessory choices. With makeup, perhaps a bold lip will be all you need.
The A-Line dress, which of course is juxtaposed with the pencil dress, are the sought after silhouettes of this holiday season. The A-line dress is one that looks great on everyone. Timeless and elegant. Of course, because fashion is a story of opposites, the other hot silhouette is a pencil dress. This form fitting dress is most trendy this season when it is longer, a midi length. Know which cut is best for your figure. Try these styles with a peep toe evening shoe bootie!
Holiday means metallic; this season the hot metallic hue is champagne. It’s not beige, it’s not pink, and it’s a little goldish with silver. This metallic is great for any skin tone because it encompasses both warm and cool undertones. Other great colors for party attire this season include deep purple and ruby red to marsala. To balance the color is an abundance of black and white styles from high-end fashion houses. Head to toe black and head to toe winter white is what the chicest of fashionistas will wear this season.
70’s inspiration is seen in fashion this season, evening and party wear is no exception. 70’s vibe color combinations done in sequins ala Dance Fever. Think disco. Deep necklines, long blouson sleeves and very short hemlines all harken back to when Saturday Night Fever was a way of life. This look should be done with hair and makeup that balances the strong look of this style. Simple hair, beachy waves might be best. With makeup, a soft lip with strong cat-eye may be a great look for you.
Try plaid with metallic threads. Plaid is everywhere this season, so of course holiday collections will include a little plaid done with metallic threads. The metallic feel will offer a glimpse of formality, while the plaid still carries the weight of something more casual. Plaid might be a great choice for more casual affairs on your calendars; office parties, neighborhood get together, kids holiday programs at school. Plaid can be revved up easily with paired with leather. Try plaid jacket with leather leggings and a peep toe shoe-boot.
Whatever your social calendar dictates this season, don’t be afraid to infuse a little new-trend into your holiday wardrobe. These styles aren’t going out of style soon, so embrace a “new after-5 you”, and invest in yourself! And remember my rule of thumb in trying a new style, “If you put it on and wonder if its right, the answer is no. If you put it on and instantly stand up straighter and feel like you have more swing in your hip…then the answer is YES!”