Shine Like a Star at This Year’s Holiday Party

December is filled with get-togethers. We have everything from holiday parties with your friends to family Christmas dinners and, before you know it, it is New Year’s Eve. Make sure you have the right holiday dress to shine throughout this month.

Go red. Of course, red is always in style for the holiday season, but we are seeing new shades which are fun and alluring such as like crimson, scarlet and cranberry. These festive red colors will be sure to make you stand out at any holiday festivity.

Nicole Richie dazzles in red.

Bare your shoulders. New dresses hitting stores are one-shouldered or tube tops. My favorite type of dress is the one-shoulder because it is very flattering. Many people consider this type of dress to be a summer look, but it is a great transition into the fall. Don’t want to expose so much skin? Just add tights and a long sleeve shirt under any dress. This is also a great concept for your summer dresses, and a real money saver, too. Want an even more dramatic neckline? Try wearing your hair up with your asymmetrical dress.

Michelle Williams bares her shoulders on the red carpet.

Sparkle on. Sequins, glitter and metallics are big for any holiday party. I would go for the metallic tank with solid pants or all sequined shorts with a black blouse and tights. Glitter dresses are a great option, too. But don’t do overboard with the shine; you do not want to be confused with the Times Square New Year’s ball.

Lauren Conrad shines in an all black sequin mini.

Great Lengths. Anything from maxi skirts to full-length gowns are in this season. I think a full-length dress is the perfect piece to accessorize with. Adding chunky necklaces and bold bracelets will have you standing out. There are just so many ways to jazz up the full-length dress, and it’s flattering too. Could this goodbye to the LBD?

Beyonce rocks a full length gown while pregnant.

Classic cocktail. Ahh, the fun and flirty cocktail dress- no wonder it never went out of style.  My personal favorite is the retro look with black and white polka dots. If you’re worried about being chilly this winter in your holiday dress, try wrapping a large scarf around your shoulders or even adding a cropped jacket before hitting this year’s party.

Emma Watson pulls off the classic cocktail, not once but twice.

I hope you all shine this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

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