If your event calls for a cocktail dress, don’t miss the Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Dresses Over 50., written by “style over 50” expert, Andrea Pflaumer.
DON’T TRY TO LOOK YOUNG BUT IT’S OKAY TO EMBRACE TRENDS
We have all been to the department store and been totally frustrated because all of the new fashion-forward looks seem to skew younger. DON’T LOSE HEART! There are plenty of fun ways for you to incorporate trends into a holiday look. However, you are fabulous at the age you so don’t go overboard trying to look younger. Don’t go out in a dress you aren’t comfortable in! Just be you and embrace your age and look.
Take it from me darling, the fabulous thing about being our age, is we understand ourselves and know what we look good in. We have our own style after 50. Embrace it and remember your style is your biography.
SHINE IN METALLICS
Metallics are very popular and a cheerful way to spice up the holidays. And just because the fabric may be flashy there are ways to tone it down so it is just a flash of fun. Also, check out my story on how to use metallic makeup this holiday season. The holidays are not the time to be a wallflower darling. It’s time to stand out!
Keep your body type in mind, this will decide how to style it. Whether you want to tuck it into an A-line skirt or leaving it loose over fitted slacks. Try a metallic blouse with a fitted blazer or a fun metallic jacket over a black dress.
HOLIDAY PARTY ROMANTIC VELVET CRUSH
Textures are a great way to add that special something to your ensemble. I’ve spoken about my love for velvet, and holiday parties are the time to break it out! And if you didn’t save it from years past here’s some pieces to consider.
SUIT UP IN A MENSWEAR LOOK FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY
Once I was watching the news and saw a woman wearing a tux to an event. I thought to myself “I can do that too!” So I broke out my Armani tuxedo which I had for ages to inspire you darlings. Be bold! Try an unexpected look at your party!
DON’T BE TOO MATCHY OR THEME-Y
Being overly matchy is an dated look. Here’s another look that may come across as dated: holiday-themed sweaters or scarves or jewelry. If you really want to add something that is themed, maybe consider adding more metallic to the look, or red, green, or blue hues to your ensemble. If that doesn’t do it for you, making a subtle ode to the holidays with a pin or a broach might be appropriate.
A HOLIDAY PARTY IS A TIME FOR FUN, SO HAVE FUN!
While these events actually can be a little stressful to think about they are actually supposed to be fun, darlings, la-di-da. So at the end of the day wear what makes you feel good.
What’s your number one tip for dressing for holiday parties? Please share with me in the comments.
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