Style Advice of the Week

With Thanksgiving long gone, one can observe the replacement of warm hued fauna arrangements in favor of red and green décor. Welcome to full-fledged Holiday season. During this time of year we feel a sense of cheer; be it the warmth we feel because of the resurgence of decorative greenery or the anticipation of a much-needed winter break. While December does foster cheer within our hearts, there is no denying that this month also comes with some serious baggage. Making flight arrangements, scrambling for last minute gifts and hosting holiday parties are some of many reasons why December can get chaotic. However, just because the holiday season is crazy does not mean your looks should follow suit. Approach this season with an ensemble that is versatile and chic by wearing a voluminous dress.

The best thing about dresses is that they have the ability to seamlessly transition from day to night, as well as from warm weather to cold weather. A dress that incorporates volume is a great choice for the holidays because it balances proportions and will hide the fact you chose to indulge in some holiday treats. The trick to pulling off this trend is finding the type of volume that best flaunts your features.

If you have a tall and slender body type try a tent dress, like this frock from Anthropologie. A tent dress’s A-line style will complement your elongated frame. Pair this dress with tailored pieces such as opaque tights and a structured coat to complete the look. If you are petite, try a dress that offers volume at the top and bottom but cinches at the waist like this number from Urban Outfitters. Finish this look by adding a pair of nude-colored heels and sparkling accessories. For the curvaceous body, try sporting a peplum dress, such as this dress from Nordstrom BP. This style not only highlights a trim waist but also accentuates your curves. Finish this look with a coat that has a tie at the waist to be consistent in your waist accentuation.

Dresses are the answer to a Fashionista’s prayers during the holiday season. A dress says to the world that you have the ability to maintain your fashion icon status, no matter what holiday chaos may come your way.


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