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There is something so special and fun about dressing up in your favorite sparkly dress, creating a romantic up-do and adding in a little sparkly accessory or two, and heading out for a night out, office party or formal celebration with loved ones. I love any excuse to get dolled up in all things sparkly and embellished; after all, you don’t get to do so everyday. Dressing up for the holidays in gorgeous dresses that make you feel extra special is one of my favorite parts about dressing up during the holidays.
Today I am sharing two gorgeous dress options that are perfect for just about any holiday occasion (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, weddings, work parties, date nights, etc.). I love finding statement dresses that I can wear over and over again. The key to making the dresses perfect for each occasion comes down to the way you accessorize them. For instance, I added a faux-fur bolero over each dress. It makes the dresses look more festive and appropriate for winter, while adding a bit of warmth. If it’s extremely cold where you are, try adding a faux fur coat instead. I also added sparkly accessories and metallic pieces that all give a very festive vibe.
For this first look I went with a gold champagne theme in this glitzzy cap-sleeve dress by GUESS. The iridescent sequins and sheath silhouette make this dress a complete showstopper. I normally gravitate away from form-fitted dresses because they show every imperfection, but I felt confident in this one and fell in love with it. It does have a lower neckline than I was comfortable with, but adding this cozy vintage-inspired faux fur bolero sweater (exclusive to Macy’s) takes care of that while adding a luxurious accent. For accessories, I added champagne gold wedges with gorgeous lazer cutout detailing and a champagne gold clutch. Lastly, no holiday look would be complete without a red lip and nails.
Guess cap-sleeve sequin sheath dress // Alfani PRIMA cropped faux-fur bolero // Tory Burch Gold Mercer Shoulder Bag //c/o Klub Nico Moxie laser cut wedges (also comes in a heel) // Baublebar Elara Drop earrings //
For my second look, I choose a shimmering beaded and sequin sheath dress by Adrianna Papell. Adrianna Pappell dresses are some of my favorites and this dress itself is absolutely gorgeous and is also a complete showstopper. I love the navy and nude combo with all-over beading and sequins. The length was perfect and hit right above my knees (I’m 5’2”). It fits comfortably and gives in the right places. It’s not one of those dresses you have to continuously pull down all night, which I love. Again, I added the faux-fur bolero overtop of this dress for an added festive winter look. For accessories, I went with a jeweled clutch and gorgeous shimmering metallic print heel by Vince Camuto, which complemented the dress.