It's that time of year again when you'll be heading to holiday parties with friends, family, and co-workers. While your outfits for family gatherings and work parties may need to be staid classics, the get-together with your friends will be the place where you can really shine. Whether you are going out or hosting a smashing party yourself, you'll want to have the most eye-catching dress in the room. But how do you choose the right one? Here are some tips for picking a rocking dress for partying with your friends around the holidays:
More than anything, you'll want to examine your body type when choosing a cut. No matter how slinky or sexy you want to go, certain styles will look better on you because of your natural shape. For instance, if you think your hips are too big, choose a dress with a higher waistline and a skirt that flares or flows over them a bit. If your chest is small, that's ok too! That means that you can pull off a J-Lo style low-cut dress like nobody's business. If you're busty, a strapless bustier-style top will show off your assets. Find your best features and accentuate them and use weaknesses to your advantage!
There are two things to consider when deciding on a color: the first is what looks good on you, and the second is what will stand out. Always pick based on your skin tone and unique coloring first. After all, that neon blue dress may stand out, but it won't be a good thing if it makes you look deathly, glow-in-the-dark pale. Maybe go for a dark, luxurious red instead, so that the contrast actually benefits you. And if you look better in neutrals, you can always compensate with a good cut or dress design.
How you dress says a lot about the type of person you are. When it comes to party dresses, there are lots of styles, materials, and patterns to choose from that will display your unique sense of fashion. For example, if you're more of a girly girl and always want to display your femininity, a lacy dress or a floral printed pattern will suit you well. More of a minimalist? There are plenty of block-colored, asymmetrical or striped dresses that might fit the bill. Looking for something flashy? There are tons of party dresses with a bit (or a lot) of bling. Pick whatever represents you best and run with it!
At a holiday party with friends, you'll want to look as fabulous as possible. There are some great stores online that specializes in party dresses for women, so find one you like and spend some time browsing with your girlfriends. You can get something for everyone and all look amazing together!