Trend - Holiday Party Wear 2010

We asked Connie Cathcart-Richardson for some tips on dressing for Holiday Events in 2010.  She has given us some great ideas that will work from Christmas to New Years. Thanks Connie!!!!


Party Perfect
Tis the season...to shine! Whether it’s an office party, hot date, dinner with the fam or an over-the-top party, the holidays are a wonderful excuse to go all out. After all, it’s not every day that you can get away with luxe fabrics, sparkling sequins, feathers and fringe. Be bold and try on the new metallics and sophisticated shimmers found everywhere this season. Whether you choose tulle, velvet, lace, brocade or lame, all eyes are guaranteed to be on you. Dress in head-to-toe silver, inject a pop of color, embrace white, show off your shoulders or back...holidays are the time to break all of your rules! Accent your look with one standout accessory – envy-evoking heels, an over-sized cocktail ring or a to-die-for clutch – and you’ll be ready to work any room.
A show-stopping dress may be the secret to fabulous style, but dressing up doesn’t stop at your neck. Crimson lips always put you in a festive mood.  But, holiday hair is as important as the perfect shoe. A classic French twist, elegant side chignon, low sleek ponytail or twisted braids are the finishing touch for head-to-toe style.
While excess is encouraged, make sure not to overdo it. What you can get away with at a big party won’t work quite as well at grandma’s. And you certainly don’t want to be the talk of the office on Monday (unless it’s because you were so drop-dead gorgeous). Keep it classy with just the right amount of sparkle and shine and you’ll be ready for whatever invitations come your way. It’s party time!


Home for the Holidays
Date Night 


Office Party
Holiday Party 
PHOTO CREDITS:
Home for the Holidays
Madewell.com, JCrew.com,  Madewell.com
Office Party
Gryphon, Gilt.com; Adam, Net-a-porter.com; Elle Tahari, NeimanMarcus.com
Date Night
BCBG.com, JCrew.com, Alice by Temperly, Shopbop.com
Holiday Party
Sass & Bide, Shopbop.com; Aidan Mattox, NeimanMarcus.com; Net-a-porter.com