Holiday Party Wear: Look Great Under the Mistletoe

Holiday Party Wear: Look Great Under the Mistletoe

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Christmas is coming to town at turbo speed, and like it or not, it’s found a close parking space on your calendar. Have you planned your festive holiday wear for this season’s party ride?

Although Christmas is a time of joy and giving, the Yuletide can bring a full calendar and all the stress that goes along with it. That’s why Cincy Chic’s fashionable haute helper is here to style you sensational for your next holiday party. In true Christmas form, enjoy our homage to the 12 Days of Christmas — our 12 ways to achieve perfect party wear will have you shining brighter than the star atop your Christmas tree!

1. Class Act

Today’s "lady-like" trend will never go out of style, and is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. Save the flashy short number for when the ball drops, and keep it classy. The quintessential black dress is always the perfect fit for any holiday fiesta. Pair it with fashionably-funky-metallic pumps or your basic black hue, and simple jewelry that sparkles. You’ll be channeling Audrey’s famous “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” style and be the belle of the ball!

2. Sparkle and Shine

Today’s winter trend is lighting up the night with metallics, sequins, beading and jewels. Your favorite holiday décor sparkles, why can’t you? While it should not be over-done, light-catching jewels and beading on your favorite sweater or dress will help you stand out from the rest. A festive top with sequins and shine can be paired with jeans or black slacks. Finish off your "class act" look with a jewel-encrusted clutch. It’s the holiday season, so it’s time to make your ensembles shine as bright as your sparkling personality!

3. Dress to impress

Dresses have hit their height and are here to stay. Take your party wear to the top level by wearing a dress to your next Christmas get-together. Whether with friends or family, you can’t go wrong with this classic favorite. A "classy" black dress, a dress with shine, sweater dresses, wrap dresses, all of them are divine!

4. Sensational Sweaters

While holidays warm our hearts, there is a chill in the air courtesy of our dear friend, old man winter. Sweaters are everyone’s favorite winter wear, and are perfect for your holiday get-together. Belt the now-popular sweater dress, or don a sweater with sparkle this season. You’ll be comfy and classy, with a warm feeling inside and out!

5. Classic Clutch

The clutch purse is a personal favorite and popular accessory at the moment. When you’re dressed to impress, the perfect clutch can easily bring your festive frock together. A clutch with metallic tones, jewels or animal prints can shine up your dull outfit, making you a decorative diva. Have fun with your clutch and make sure it’s big enough to hold your personal yuletide essentials.

6. Loveable Leggings and Terrific Tights

The winter chill can sometimes keep us from wearing a special dress for the evening. Have no fear, leggings and tights are here! A popular trend in the ‘80s, leggings and tights are back again and will keep your legs warm with style. Pair tights with your festive shiny dress or tights with the sweater dress you adore.

7. Stunning Skirts
It’s the holiday season, time to kick your fashion fever up a notch and go for glam! Knee-length skirts are perfect for your party wear needs. Pair a simple top with a metallic skirt, or a shiny top with a simple pencil skirt. The possibilities are endless, and your classic skirt will never go out of style.

8. Justifiable Jeans

Party wear does not always have to scream glitter and glam. Jeans may be just as appropriate, and can be dressed up with the right top and accessories. Once you add a belted sweater and knee-high boots or pumps to jeans, you’ve kicked your style class up a notch. Everyone loves delicious denim so don’t be afraid to show your favorite jeans to the world. The holidays are a time of giving, and not a time to shun those un-shiny!

9. Bountiful Boots

A classic tall boot is timeless and is perfect for your holiday get together. Fortunately for us, the low or no-heeled boot is in. This gives us less chance of a seasonal spill in the slick snow! Wear flat boots with skinny jeans and your favorite holiday sweater, or pair with a knee length skirt. Your boots will add class and style to your holiday wardrobe, and will be a staple in your closet for parties, and years, to come!

121007FASHION2.jpg10. Pump It Up

Pump heels are perfect for just about any holiday attire. Lucky for us, fashion designers have caught on to this trend and created fun festive pumps for any occasion. Metallic, patent leather, animal print… these fashionable shoes will pump up your outfit for the perfect party!

11. Belted Beauty

Belts are a great accessory that can completely change the look of an outfit. Pull a long sweater out of the closet and add a thick waist belt. The whole look with change before your enthusiastic eyes! Wear a belt with a sweater, dress or any shirt to add a touch of pizzazz for your holiday party. Waist belts, skinny belts, whichever you prefer, will help you celebrate Christmas with style you’ll adore.

12. Outrageous Outerwear

Outerwear is just as important as the fashionable frock you’re wearing underneath. The cold weather makes a coat or jacket a necessity, so why not make it a stylish for the season? Coordinate the color of your coat with your outfit, and match the style. A leather jacket may be more appropriate with jeans, while a black pea coat is perfect for your festive dress.

Christmas songs are taking over the radio, festive lights are all around, and holiday gatherings are filling up your day planner. In the mix of it all, your seasonable style is in question. Have you been naughty or nice? Either way there’s a look for you this holiday season. Use our 12 perfect party wear tips to guide your style in the winter party land we all enjoy! Happy haute holidays!

PHOTO CREDITS:
First Photo
Photo: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Location: Fischer Homes Granite Spring Model Home
Model: Stephaney Theobald of Impeccable Planning
Makeup Artistry: Jocelyn Sparks, Zoë Custom Cosmetics

Second Photo
Photo: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Location: Gateway Quarter, downtown at 12th & Vine
Model: Dawnté Monéy