Christmas, New Year's, Pumps, Thanksgiving

Holiday Dressing With An Edge

When it comes to dressing for the holidays, you can either go bold or go home.  This year, I don’t know about you but I’m feeling particularly brave, ready to try new styles and break free of the normal attire.  Forget the tried-and-true formal dresses and black pumps.  Give me peplum!  Give me spikes!  Give me statement necklaces!  After all, it helps to have a conversation piece to get things going at those dinner parties, does it not?

Why Peplum?

Peplum dresses are not only perfectly on-trend; they are flattering on any figure.  The fold of fabric cleverly conceals any extra pudge one might put on eating all those delicious snicker doodles and meringues.  Take for example this Julien Macdonald black peplum dress, with its faceted gem detailing in black, red and grey across the front of the neck.  No need for a necklace here!  Mesh side panelling at the waist shows some office holiday party-appropriate skin while the rest of the dress retains a classy, retro vibe.  I’m digging it!

Holiday Shoes With An Edge

Another of my current obsessions is spiked shoes and boots, and these dazzling courts are the perfect complement to a flirty hourglass-enhancing dress.  The Carvela Kurt Geiger Genny is a mid heel shoe featuring peep toe, cigarette heel and sequin and stud embellishment.  I adore the small spikes and how they lend just a touch of edge to an otherwise classic shoe shape.

How will you push your style envelope this holiday season?  What pieces are you looking forward to flaunting at holiday parties?

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