We’re well into the festive season, which means you’re probably in the midst of planning what to wear to your Christmas party. With black being a classic, not to mention popular, shade when it comes to party-wear, it’s time to take a step away from tradition and opt for something a little bolder. T’is the season to stand out from the crowd, after all!
When we think of Christmas, we associate it with emerald green, lavish gold and ruby red. So why not dress up in the colours of the season? This year, red is topping the trend chart, so make a statement in this festive hue. You won’t regret it.
Here are a few ways you can rock red this season:
Little red dress
Hang up your little black dress and make way for its bolder, brighter sister – the little red dress.
Whether you choose to flaunt a dress in an oxblood or letter-box red hue, you’ll certainly look a million dollars at your festive ball. Pair a mid-length red dress with this season’s popular lace-up heels, or team a ballgown style with some elegant strappy stilettos.
When it comes to dressing up in red this season, we’re not just talking clothes. Your beauty regime forms a big part of your overall look, so incorporate this festive hue into your makeup and nails.
If you choose to rock a smoky eye, use warming tones like brown and gold, then make it pop with a slick of luscious red lipstick. If this look is a little too bold for you, keep the red lip but tone down your eye makeup with a winged liner flick.
Depending on whether you go for a dark or bright red lip, paint your nails in a matching hue. You could even create one feature nail on each hand, painting it in a gold glitter polish to really make a party statement.
Of course, a party outfit isn’t complete without some festive jewels, so don’t forget to add these to your glamorous ensemble.
A matching jewellery set will work to draw the eye and make your outfit look all the more special this season. Something like this Austrian Crystal and Red Stone Bangle and Ring Set is the perfect pick and will no doubt make you feel like a red carpet star.
The composition of stones and crystals will look stunning no matter what you choose to wear and will serve as a beautiful feature on your dressing table.
Now that it’s December, it’s cold outside, which means it’s important to wrap up warm when heading out to your festive ball.
If an oversized coat won’t match your outfit, you may instead opt for a lightweight jacket. To shelter you from the chill, team it with a scarf that can double up as a shawl. Something like this Digital Flowers Red, White and Pink Scarf will certainly enhance your look, adding a vibrant pop of colour, while the gorgeous floral print is reminiscent of a festive wreath.
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