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What to wear for holiday parties

November 27, 2018

Sparkly or glittery dresses are great for New Year’s Eve parties.

The holidays are here and that means parties and special events. One of the best parts about going to holiday parties is deciding what to wear. It’s the perfect excuse to buy a new dress. There are a lot to choose from and you want to pick the perfect one for you.

Here are some helpful tips to help you pick the most flattering style to look fabulous in.

Silhouette: Choose a silhouette that flatters your figure.

• Petite figures: choose a peplum style.

• Hourglass figures: choose fit n flare style.

• Pear shape figures: choose an empire waist.

• Slim figures: choose a draped and gathered style.

• Long legs: choose a midi length.

• Broader on top: choose a classic wrap dress with long sleeves.

Color: This is the perfect occasion to wear red or green, but most jewel tones are great for the holidays. This is the time to try a color other than black, but if you do choose black try dressing it up with some colorful accessories, like red shoes or jewelry.

Fabric: Soft fabrics with a little bit of stretch are very forgiving and also more comfortable. Try a stretch velvet or stretch metallic fabric.

For the office holiday party, it’s best to go with the general dress code. Keep it simple and stay with conservative colors.

For New Year’s parties, you can be a bit more flirty and fun with sparkles and glitter. This is where you can try something you haven’t worn before.

Most of all, have fun and enjoy the holidays.

Debbie Beaumont is a fashion designer and the owner of Deborah Beaumont LLC Fashion Designs in Pocatello. She teaches modeling and fashion design through Idaho State University’s Workforce Training. She hosts a fashion segment on the Channel 6 morning news. She has chaired the Zonta Spring Fashion Show for the past 12 years. You can find more about her designs on facebook at facebook.com/DeborahBeaumontDesigns and on her website at DeborahBeaumont.com.

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