It’s that time of year when one of the biggest fashion priorities – aside from getting a really nice winter coat – is finding the perfect dress for your Christmas parties. Often, we get invited to parties with different groups of people, for instance the work party, Christmas Eve with friends, and Christmas Day with family, so one good dress can often carry you through the whole party season without anyone seeing you in it twice (except perhaps your partner, who probably won’t mind that you only bought one). Shopping for that one special dress can be one of the more fun shopping experiences of the year, because practicality goes out of the window and it is all about sparkle and glamour!
Pair your new dress with some stunning jewelry like these pieces from www.ascotdiamonds.com, some gorgeous heels, and a nice bag, and you’ll be ready to go out and enjoy some festive cheer! Here are three style trends for Christmas 2016 to think about while you’re choosing your dress.
Midi has been a big trend this fall and winter, and it can work just as well for party dresses as for casual or work wear. A midi dress can look ladylike and sophisticated, but it isn’t the most flattering style on everyone. If you have chunky calves or ankles, can’t wear heels, or have short legs, you may find you don’t like wearing this style. For taller women or petite women with long legs in proportion to their bodies, however, it can be a fantastic look that is edgy while also modest.
Sequins often make an appearance at this time of year, and they are definitely big news for 2016 Christmas party fashion. Patterned mini dresses in sequin designs are a bold but are a trendy way to wear sequins this holiday season, or look out for sequin mini dresses in backless designs for some real glamor! Color wise, anything goes, but classic holiday colors like red and gold can be fun to wear, given you can’t often get away with a red sequin dress at any other time of year unless you are cosplaying as Jessica Rabbit!
If you have ever wished you had an occasion to dress up like Carrie Bradshaw in the opening sequence to Sex And The City, then good news – those puffy, fluffy, tutu style skirts are in for Christmas this year! Whether you pick a skirt in that kind of style with a simple top, a prom style dress with a tutu style skirt, or a skirt with ruffles, feathers or fabric flowers to give the same sort of volume, this is a great look on an hourglass or pear shaped figure as it skims over the hips, but can also create the illusion of curves on a straighter body.
These are three trends to look out for this year as you seek out the right Christmas party dress for all of your festive events!