Friday, December 18, 2015

Formal Outfits for the Holidays

Often times, there are a few formal gatherings that a girl must attend during the holiday season. 


Oscar de la Renta metallic jacquard dress
$3,060 -

Lola Cruz pointed high heel pumps

Rebecca Minkoff party handbag

Ellen Hunter leaf hair accessory

Color coordination never goes out of style.  This outfit  includes a metallic princess-cut dress, navy heels and a matching clutch.  If you are wearing a solid colored dress and don't know what to wear with it, the simple choice is to find items in the same color.  When doing your makeup, try to stick to a color scheme, for example, the makeup in this set is a berry shade, but don't go to extremes or try over the top styles.


Short lace dress
$195 -

Badgley Mischka strappy shoes

Nina purse

Prom Night Prom 2015 12 x 12 Paper

This dress is comfortable, while still great for a formal event with the lace and metallic details.  The shoes and clutch are in a lighter, more silvery shade of lavender.


337 by gmazhandu featuring a chiffon dress

Chiffon dress

Red top

Stuart weitzman shoes

Gucci wallet

MAC Cosmetics lips makeup

Give your holiday outfit a sweet vintage look!  To get the look, wear a vintage or vintage-style dress with pumps or ballet flats, a clutch, and if you feel the need, a cardigan or a matching red lip.  If you really want to look like a blast from the past, try pin curls the night before, so you can have overnight curls.


Alice Olivia lace mini dress
$865 -

Dolce&Gabbana black evening shoes
$735 -

Chanel genuine leather bag

New Directions black wrap shawl

A dark sleeveless dress can be worn with a pashmina or shawl with embellished shoes for a classy and elegant look.


Lilly pulitzer dress

Warehouse pea coat
$135 -

Kate Spade gold shoes
$210 -

MICHAEL Michael Kors messenger bag
$225 -

Faux pearl jewelry
$2,105 -

Orelia metal headband

This is a fun and feminine look that can actually be worn throughout the year.  A pink fit-and-flare dress with sparkly ballet flats has personality, but can also be formal.  A pea coat is added for a warmth.