If you've ever dressed up shinier than a Christmas tree or turned down a last-minute party invitation because you had nothing to wear, you know that the holiday season has way too many chances for fashion mistakes. From overdone party looks to being caught with last year’s dress, there are lots of ways that holiday fashion can catch you at your worst. We’re helping you learn how to avoid five major holiday fashion mistakes and look your prettiest in the new year.
Mistake 1: Wearing
Too Much Glitz
Beading, metallic and shimmer are all acceptable (even
called for!) during the holiday season, but too much shine can overwhelm
anyone. If done right, glitz and glamour can light up your face and highlight
your best body parts. And don't forget that sometimes the best glitz appears
only in accessories: a beaded clutch or sparkly shoes can go a long way.
Mistake 2: Dressing
At holiday parties, you are going to be on your feet.
Whether you are dancing the night away or standing for hours chatting with your
crush, you need shoes that are comfortable enough to enjoy yourself. Find heels
that aren’t too high (or go for glittery flats) and make sure they fit.
Uncomfortable shoes aren't worth the pain no matter how cute they are.
Mistake 3: Getting
Caught With Nothing to Wear
Nothing is worse than being invited to a fabulous party and
having nothing to wear. By keeping a few dressy basics in your closet you can
always be prepared for last-minute invitations. You can even re-wear the items
and make them look totally different by just swapping accessories. Our musts? A
striped dress, a cool blazer and a great pair of black jeans will take you far.
Mistake 4: Making It
Instead of trying to match up dressy separates, try a simple
black dress this season. Not only is it universally flattering, it will take
you to almost any event in style. Just add unique accessories and you're set—no
Mistake 5: Being
Under or Over Dressed
The sitch: You show up in jeans and everyone else is wearing
dresses. You're not alone if you have trouble decoding dress codes. Ask friends
or family what they plan on wearing if you’re not too sure what to sport.
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BY JULIE MOSERY ON 11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
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