Your Holiday Dress Guide

Holiday get-togethers are fast approaching, and you may need something more festive than a little black dress. We decoded this season’s hottest trends to create a holiday dress code just for you. From the perfect colour to the best accessories, this is all you need to know for dressing your holiday best.

Step One: Colour

Look to this season’s colour trends for inspiration.

A shade of rouge bleeds confidence. Make a bold statement with the perfect tone to warm up winter weather. Pair with black or white, and gold accessories.

Left to Right: H&M ($29.99), Zara ($49.90), H&M ($34.99), Forever 21 ($22.90)

This season, earth tones are also a fashion favourite. The organic colour of minerals and metals are a seasonal classic; from glittering gold to copper and clay. Organic shades, like sand or camel, will ground your look. For zest, mix a shade of mustard in.

Left to Right: Zara ($29.90), GUESS ($158), Forever 21 ($24.90), Forever 21 ($12.90)

The hottest colour trend this winter: hunter green.

Left to Right: Zara ($49.90), Forever 21 ($22.90), H&M ($39.99)

Step Two: Fabric

‘Tis the season to be trendy. Why not wear fashion’s hottest winter styles? This year, designers dazzled with sequins, flirted with velvet, and shined a light on metallics. Do winter wear in style by bringing runway trends to your next holiday party.

Velvet went from a Fashion Week feature to a retail specialty. Runways certainly took a cue from the Renaissance, sporting bell sleeves, corsets, and rich velvet. Wrap up in the fabric, or let it co-star as a bag or boot.

Left to Right: Zara ($19.90), Forever 21 ($22.90), ASOS ($43.88), H&M ($59.99)

Sequins stole the show this season on runways for Chanel, Gucci, and Michael Kors. A sequin sparkle lights up any party, especially on New Years’ Eve.

Left to Right: Forever 21 ($47.90), GUESS ($198), Forever 21 ($24.90), H&M ($69.90)

Metallics are dripping off runways and into your favourite stores. Nothing says holiday like the shimmer of silver or gold.

Left to Right: Forever 21 ($30.90), Zara ($69.90), Forever 21 ($22.90), H&M ($29.99)

Step Three: Accessories 

Decorate your dress for the season with these key accessories.

Feather and fur. Wear the wilder side of winter and flaunt fur or feathered accents. Fur stoles and jackets warm you up, and add extra shape to your silhouette. Fur bags are also a fun addition. We highly encourage faux.

Velvet scarf or choker. We bet the choker trend will come to an end by 2017. So before the year ends, top your dress off with one of this year’s hottest fashion statements. As an alternative, tie on a velvet scarf; or drape the ends down your back.


If a dress just isn’t your style, you can still dress the part for any party. Apply this guide to rompers and jumpsuits, or a shimmery-blouse-and-pants combo. Happy Holidays!


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