There are so many holiday parties upon us! I’ve already did a couple looks for you to recreate. One all black look and the other a wide pant look. I recently attended Glamour Women of the Year and went on the hunt for dresses, realizing there just are certain events you need a dress for. So today I am sharing my top picks for cocktail and formal dresses.
The other issue I noticed most people have is constantly guessing what style to wear to each event. It is a challenge to find the right outfit or dress per cocktail or formal gala. Do I go long, or short? Do I add beading and sequins or go with satin? I will answer these questions below along with some options to ensure you’ll be the best dressed this holiday season!
What To Wear For Cocktail Attire?
When the invitation reads “cocktail attire” it can be interpreted in so many ways. The best way to nail the look is to find a dress that is between knee length and midi (hitting right above the ankle). It keeps the look glamorous without being too over the top. The only time I would suggest a long dress for a cocktail event is if you are being celebrated with an award or presenting an award.
For the actual dress, feel free to add beading, sequins, an embroidered jackets or other accessories. Right now, velvet and satin are trending material to wear and adds a bit of shine. No matter what, have fun with the style! Here are my favorite picks of cocktail dresses for the holiday season:
What To Wear For Black Tie or Formal Attire?
When the invitation reads “Black Tie” or “Formal Attire”, this is the time to go all out glam. Long dresses are preferred in this situation. I personally love Ralph Lauren dresses because they feel like pajamas but looks unbelievable. The material just glides over the body. Similarly, find a designer or a silhouette that works well with your body and style. It makes it so much easier when you are in a pinch to find an evening dress.
As for accessories, diamonds, pearls, bling, you name it, flaunt it! Wear the best of the best in your closet. Here are a few of my favorite formal and black tie dresses for the holiday season: