The holiday season is where all the fun happens! Suddenly your calendar is totally stocked with parties, events, formals and maybe even a wedding or two. It gets absolutely crazy and sometimes, your wardrobe can kind of exhaust itself. Get ahead of the festivities this year and grab yourself a few flirty frocks that will see you through all of those laughter filled light nights out in the summer air. Here’s exactly how you can find your perfect glittering gown to shimmer and shine this Christmas:
Fit, Fit, Fit
Before you do anything at all, you need to find the right fit. No matter how beautiful a dress might be, if it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fit. End of story. So, in order to find the right shape for you and your body type, you need to do a little reading up and then a little trying on. The most popular and stylish cuts of dresses right now are:
Off the shoulder: The off the shoulder shape has skyrocketed over the past few years and now it’s a total staple of all stylish women’s wardrobes. This cut can be long, short or midi and is perfect for creating a slim, feminine silhouette that is flattering on literally every single body shape!
Empire: Empire dresses are the epitome of stylish feminine dressing. This shape is fitted at the neckline, nips in at your rib cage and flows outwards in a billowing shape. A mini dress looks incredible in this cut, think 60s Twiggy!
Slip: The ever so stylish slip dress isn’t going anywhere any time soon. This style is the epitome of chic, with it’s slinky, sultry and curve-hugging form this one is for girls who want to really show off what they’ve got!
A-line: The most universally flattering dress cut out there. A-line pieces show off your neckline, highlight your waist and slowly flow gracefully outwards towards the floor. This creates the hourglass shape that everyone is looking for.
Mermaid: Mermaid dresses just ooze old Hollywood glamour. This cut fits close to the body all the way to the flor and then fans outwards, just like a mermaid’s tail. You’ll look incredibly ladylike, fashionable and like you’ve just wandered off the silver screen!
Wrap: Wrap dresses tie up at the side of your waist or hip, and they are incredibly flattering on fuller figures. A wrap shape is forgiving on any unwanted lumps and bumps whilst highlighting beautiful curves.
Your sequin dress is going to catch the eye of everyone at your event, no matter what colour it is! But to really highlight your natural beauty, try to stick to tones that either contrast or compliment your skin, hair and eye colours. If you want to really go for a striking ensemble, why not lean into the metallic effect that sequins have? Pick from gold, silver or the very on-trend rose gold to look like an absolute glowing goddess.
Amp Up with Accessories
Your dress is the centre of the show, but your accessories can still kick your look up a notch. Opt for neutral-toned strappy stilettos, a miniature nude clutch, some metal bangles, draped necklaces and elegant jewelled stud earrings to pull the entire ensemble together. A touch of gloss will add a hint of natural glam to your makeup.
Sequin dresses are the perfect way to elevate your outfit game this festive season. You’ll feel like the belle of the ball at every event you head to! Remember to invest here, your dress should last you a lifetime.