With so many Holiday parties coming up and then the big celebration of New Years I’ve been on my best look out for perfect party dresses. The big trends: bows, ruffles, sequins (duh), cutouts, and the shortest of short hem lines. Pairing these minis with black tights will bring them into the chilly temperatures for all us expecting SNOW tomorrow, or mixing with ankle booties will winter-ize the look for the warmer climates.
Stars have been showing extremely adorable minis all over the red carpet and nights out…
All these dresses are super cute and can be super festive between the ruffles, gold, silver, and the ever-classic black but with a new fun twist! Marissa Miller is really rocking the mini in both of her pictures, but I especially love her Alice + Olivia dress ($495), that I would d-i-e for. Her Hervé Léger (on sale! $616- previously $800) is pretty hot too, but I’m all about sequins this winter. Lo’s French Connection ruffle number is definitely affordable for us non-celebs, at only $129 (previously $188!). I think it’d be even cuter when a pair of deep magenta or dark purple pumps. As for Adrienne’s Robert Rodriguez’s mini, this is a great look for someone who doesn’t want to go on an all-out sparkle look, and the black-gold combo is so classic and less look-at-me than say a multi-color sequin mini.
I thought I’d find some looks for less for my fabulous readers…
The first dress is F21 and only $29.80. I love that it gathers on the side with a little bow and the shape is so universally flattering. Pair with a headband and studs and a pop of color with your shoes, and this look is ready for any night out. The second look is Arden B and only $70. The gold sequins will really stand out on tanner skin and the sweetheart neckline is so cute. The gathering in the front will also hide any imperfections one might have.
Both these dresses are ASOS, and under $100. I think the one shoulder-ed look is super cute and a fun twist on any dress. I mean who doesn’t love a little 80’s throwback? The first ($67.99), is a little disco ball-y but I feel that is the perfect motif for New Year’s Eve. The rouching in the second dress is a way to make the bandage dress a little more accessible for parties in which the audience might not find the clingy fabric all too appropriate. The mix of grays and black also make the dress less sexy than if it were just black.
I am very excited for this holiday season given all the amazing trends and dresses out there right now. What will be your go-to dresses this winter season?
(Photos from f21, ardenb, asos, closet cravings).