Even with pre-planning, getting ready for holiday parties and events can be tedious and stressful. The conversations we have with ourselves can lead to a vicious cycle that ultimately ends with the same five words, “I have nothing to wear”. As a wardrobe stylist, I have developed three sets of questions that will help even the most clueless event attendee dress appropriately.
What does the invite say? If the invite says the event is formal or black tie, that determines a level of dress (this is the same for cocktail and casual events). Once we know what is required we can begin putting together looks.
Who is attending this event? If the event is a work event, the dress tends to be more conservative. If the event is a house party, you may dress to make an impression on a potential bae. Once we know who we are trying to impress, then we want to make sure we get noticed in a positive way.
Where is the party going to be held? It’s important to dress appropriately for the venue you are attending. If the event is hosted in a swanky hotel, feel free to put on your best heels. If the event is held on a roof deck, make sure to dress in your warmest winter coats. Parties in homes and apartments tend to be less formal than those held in venues.
Getting ready is all about making an impression. A true fashionista turns heads and makes a statement. Here are 10 curvy holiday party looks that will make people stop and take notice.
Gold Swing Dress from Jibrionline.com
This Gold Swing dress is perfect for any cocktail party that you want to shine. To take it up a notch, add a pair of bold shoes and heart stopping handbag for guaranteed impact.
Limited Edition Sequins Romper from Monif C.
Grab this romper and throw on stunning jewelry, and you will be the star of the night. Rock this look for your GNO holiday get together.
Gaeli Top from Grass Fields
Who says you need to wear a dress to look dressed up? As a stylist, I love my clients to wear the unexpected. Pair this top with a pair of leather leggings, and you’ll look ready to attend the coolest of cocktail parties.
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Clip Dot Belted Shirtdress from Lane Bryant
While everyone dresses in red and green, why not rock a little white dress this holiday season? This is a stylish choice for a mid-day soiree.
One Shoulder Bronze Sequin Dress from Eloquii
Formal doesn’t have to be ordinary with this statement-making sequin dress. Wear it to a Christmas gala or a formal work party.
Hourglass Lace Dress from Kiyonna
Want a traditional holiday party look? Velvet and lace are a tradition during the holiday season, and a curve-hugging silhouette makes this dress a showstopper. I love this look for a party at a restaurant or bar.
Velvet Blazer from Ashley Stewert
Some parties don’t need an entirely new outfit. I always make sure to have a great jacket that I can wear with jeans or a dress on hand. A jacket is a great way to take a work look and transition it to an evening look for after work happy hours.
Rose Gold Fancy Pants from Society+
My worst kept secret is that I love sequins on ANYTHING!!! Sequins pants are a statement-maker at any holiday party.
Ring My Bell Pants and Hepburn top from 'Zelie for She'
Comfort and style are not mutually exclusive. Why not dress in a comfortable and stylish outfit this holiday season? Pants and a top, fit the bill. Add a great coat and comfortable and chic boots, and you’re ready for a multiple party night.
Samurai Lace Inset Jumpsuit from Nordstrom
A perfect jumpsuit will make your presence known. Add a metallic shoe and you are ready for the night that starts with dinner and ends with dancing.