Does that invitation calling for “festive attire” have you confused? Any of these pieces will suit your budget for a variety of occasions during the holiday season.
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The Colorful Dress
Want something changes with your LBD? The chances are in your favor when you choose a dress in a rich jewel tone, or richly hued dress. It is easy to accessorize as one in a neutral tone and, best of all is as unexpected as a flash of Technicolor in a black-and-white film. It is perfect for cocktails or any event. If it’s particularly chilly outside, you can add a cropped velvet jacket or a cashmere wrap.
The Embellished Jacket
Up to this point, jackets infrequently made it past the coat check at parties. But thanks to feminine silhouettes and special touches like embroidery and beading, the latest styles can stay on all night. For a particularly sleek holiday look, pair a velvet, patterned, or ornamented jacket with a satiny skirt or tailored tuxedo pants.
Designers keep churning out a selection of swanky takes on this beloved basic, making it suitable for even the dressiest occasions in fabrics like luxurious velvet or brocade. Try topping a pair of party-right trousers with a sequined tank or a trim angora sweater.
The Black Dress
The little black dress is the ultimate fallback when it comes to special occasions. This one is as simple as can be, but it makes a statement with its flared hemline. There are a lot of styles to suit your needs, whether you want something you can spruce up with heels and jewelry; and down with flats and a denim jacket for a holiday brunch or something that simply flatters your figure by playing up your waistline or shapely shoulders.
The Long Skirt
A floor-length skirt is a sensible alternative to a floor-length gown. Unlike a gown, a long skirt can easily go from tailored and formal, to loose and casual, when paired with a black tank top and ballet flats.