Which LBD To Pick and How To Style It For Every Holiday Obligation

Winter break? More like “winter no break.” Sure, you may not have classes, finals and homework to deal with. But school deadlines are simply replaced with party RSVPs and last minute get-togethers to juggle. Don’t get us wrong—we’ll gladly take the latter over exams any day. But juggling all those holiday obligations is a challenge—especially when taking into account what to wear to each of them.

We all know a little back dress is a Fashionista’s fashion best friend. But the styling and silhouette of your LBD is definitely dictated by the actual event you are attending. Check out our suggestions on how to rock a LBD from the most casual of holiday hangs to a more formal affair.

Event: Mini reunion with your high school BFFs

Look You’re Going For: A look that will have your friends wanting to raid your closet.

Things To Consider: Is there a possibility of running into your ex?

Our Suggestion: You can’t go wrong with a simple, black sweater dress. But simple doesn’t mean boring. Look for one with an interesting neckline, subtle slit, or both. Pair the dress with opaque tights (dressy) and booties (casual) so that all your bases are covered. A top knot is the perfect hair choice for a look that it is polished and chic while looking effortless (because it really is).


Event: Holiday dinner with the family

Look You’re Going For: Upgraded from the kids table.

Things To Consider: Is this a look your grandma will brag to her friends at mah jong about?

Our Suggestion: Pair a more trendy LBD with a classic piece to please all members of your family. A lace-up LBD will make your high school cousins think you’re their “cool” relative while the camel wool coat will have your mom finally taking you seriously.


Event: New Year’s Eve

Look You’re Going For: 2017 is the year of me.

Things To Consider: Nothing. You do you.

Our Suggestion: New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating what’s great in your life. Number one on that list? You! So don’t dress for anyone else. Find a LBD that speaks to your stylish soul. Want to wear a sequin number to a party hosted in your friend’s basement? Do it. Dare to rock cut-outs in the dead of winter? Go for it! Pair your choice with an unexpected accessory, like a neck scarf, for a look that is 100% you.