Parties and festive events abound this time of year as we celebrate all the joys of the season. Even weddings held during the holidays usually have an extra bit of sparkle to them! If you’re heading to any black tie weddings, gala balls, or holiday parties and wondering what to wear, I’ve created this holiday look guide just for you!
Ruby Red Gala by Badgley Mischka Dress from Rent the Runway | Crystal and Metal Necklace from J.Crew | Gold and Crystal Cuff by Rain | Michael Kors Malia Gold Sandal | Love Moschino Gold Frame of Mind Clutch from Rent the Runway
Winter balls and galas are often held this season, and this red full length gown adds the right note of cheer for the holidays. With this kind of conservative cut and high neckline, it’s a good idea to wear a big-statement making necklace and some gold trimmings. Even better, this gown is from Rent the Runway so you simply return it after you’ve been the belle of the ball. You’ll be unforgettable as a luminous lady in red!
Do you have a very formal black-tie event to attend? For the strictest black tie dress codes, dark gowns are usually de rigueur, but adding a little embellishment never hurts. I can think of nothing more lovely than this Golden Blossom gown (another rental!) by Theia, which has golden flowers edging the sleeves and back. It’s a statement for sure, but it’s an elegant and very enchanting one!
ML by Monique Lhuillier Embellished Fit & Flare Dress | Kate Spade New York Gold Glitter Stud Earrings | Bauble Bar Queen Bee Strand Necklace | Lulu Townsend Glitter Frame Clutch | Louise et Cie Nadia Pump
Maybe you’re not heading to a black tie gala or a ball, but you are going to a few fun holiday parties, and a winter wedding to boot! This pretty frock will go to every frosty festivity in style because this glittery top seems to bring the party with it. Since this is the season for ornamentation, I’ve added gold-lined shoes with bows, a glitter clutch and earrings, and a big bright necklace to ensure every inch is wrapped in sparkle!
Once you’ve made it past the holiday parties, gift giving, and winter events, there’s only one thing left to do: ring in the new year with some Gatsby-like excess. This Art Deco style dress is the perfect little number for any kind of over-the-top party like a bachelorette or New Year’s Eve celebration. Wear this and you’re sure to welcome 2014 in a radiant way!
Wishing you and yours all sorts of joy and fun this holiday season. I’ll see you in the new year with more wedding style ideas!
XO Sukey at Dress for the Wedding