How to dress for holiday parties

18 December, 2011

Hello, hello!! How was your weekend? A new week starts today, and in the end of it there’s Christmas. I’m sure many of you will have lots of parties to attend this week, and maybe the next one too. So, I prepared for you a post to give you some ideas of what you could wear at those holiday parties (Christmas, New Year’s Eve etc.). I hope you enjoy reading this post, and you find the perfect dress among my recommendations.

It took me a while to create this whole post (a real pain, with all these hyperlinks and collages), but I really enjoyed making the collages.

So, let’s start with the more affordable dresses you could wear, since most of us are on a tight budget, and haven’t much money to spend on it. But we still want to wear something new, and look glamorous in it. Am I right?

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All pics are taken from the sites given; I don’t own any of them
From top left and horizontally: Asymmetric Zara Studio dress, River Island Metallic dress, TFNC Contrast Sash Bandeau Dress, ASOS Cut Out Bodycon Dress with Mesh Insert, ASOS Dress with High Neck Mesh, Isabeli Fontana by Terry Richardson Mango dress, Mango long sleeve dress, Rainbow Lurex Cross Back Dress by Dress Up Topshop, Mango lace dress, Oasis Sequin Skater Dress.

Did you find the right dress or are you looking for something more luxurious or extravagant, and want to splurge on one? Don’t worry! Here’s a list for you too.

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All pics are taken from the sites given; I don’t own any of them
From top left and horizontally: Vince Sequin-embellished crepe dress, Alice + Olivia Ritchie sequined silk-crepe dress, Alice + Olivia Sequined stretch-mesh dress, Moschino Cheap and Chic Tinsel-effect lame dress, Alice + Olivia Leather and tulle dress, J.Crew  Sequined silk-crepe dress, Stella McCartney Two-tone jersey dress, Burberry London Silk-georgette dress, Notte by Marchesa Draped silk-crepe dress, Red Valentino Ruffled stretch-crepe dress, Dolce & Gabbana Lace and satin bustier dress, Victoria Beckham Stretch-jersey dress.

Now I know that most of you will say that you like the dresses from the first row, ‘cause they are more special and more appropriate for a holiday party. After all sequins are a huge trend right now and that’s why I put so many sequined dresses on the list – because I know how much you like them. BUT, I think that the first row is more suitable for younger women – in their 20’s – and the 2nd one for older ones – 30’s or 40’s, depending of course on your personal style. No offense to the women in their 30’s and up. It doesn’t mean that you can’t wear those dresses from the 1st row. I’ve just noticed, that most women in their 20’s find the dresses on 2nd row more conservative. But not me! In fact my personal taste is going more to the 2nd row, and I’m still on my 20’s. And I think that these dresses will look gorgeous for holiday parties, if you pair them with the right accessories.

Let me show you what I mean…

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All pics are taken from the sites given; I don’t own any of them
From the top and clockwise: ASOS HYSTERIC Glitter Platform High Sandals, Kandee Rosso booties, Kandee Blueberryade pumps, Christian Louboutin Metallip 120 suede and metal pumps, Kandee Limonade booties, Jimmy Choo Greta lamé-covered suede sandals, ASOS PEPPER Platform Peep Toe Mary Jane Shoes, Zara wide heel sandal with stones, Christian Louboutin No. 299 150 suede and python pumps, Kandee Cavity booties.

Did you get what I meant? 😉

I think these would suffice it, but if you want just a little bit more, I have one last thing for you.

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All pics are taken from the sites given; I don’t own any of them
Skirts: Zara Synthetic leather pencil skirt, Zara sequined skirt, Zara sequined studio skirt, Zara sequined mini skirt, Topshop Premium metallic calf skirt.
Mini dresses and accessories: Zara Sequined dress, Mango multi-chain necklace, Asos Ridged double cuff, Zara wide heel sandal with stones (heel detail), Zara sequined dress.

So what do you think? Did you find anything to wear on those parties? I really hope you did!

Have a nice day and an even better week. And I’ll be here again really soon!

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29 comments on “How to dress for holiday parties

  1. Amazing post! Thanks for gathering all these for us dear M!
    It’ll take a lot of thinking till I choose my favorite outfits so, I’ll come back with the chosen ones :)
    Many kisses

    • Thank you very much! I’ll be waiting to hear what you chose!
      I still haven’t found the perfect dress for New Year’s. I don’t even know whether I’ll buy one.

  2. I’m back as promised!
    Well… I think I choose the Rainbow lurex cross back dress from Top Shop along with the Kandee Rosso red booties. I ‘ve imagined myself with these and I look perfect 😉
    many kisses

  3. Loipon exw na pw oti to blog sou einai TELEIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry gia ta polla oooooo alla otan lew kati to ennow kai thelw na to upogramizw, m aresei polu san idea kai m aresei eidika pou deixneis kommatia oikonomika kai gia kathe hlikia, ta pio polla blog mas deixnoun photo me rouxa kai pappoutsia pou den mporoume na apokthsoume oute sta trela mas oneira, kai gia auto xairomai pou uparxoun blog san to diko sou
    se akolouthw mesw GFC kai bloglovin
    rixe mia matia sto blog m na m peis an s aresei! den einai toso idiaitero h prwtotupo san to diko sou, alla h idea pisw apo to blog htan na ftiaxw ena blog me inspirational fwtografies kai editorials (kai street-style) gia oses apo emas theloume na exoume ena sexy, seductive kai femme fatale look alla panta classy…
    elpizw na s aresei,eilikrina to elpizw…

  4. hahaha ksexasthka kai den eipa to pio shmantiko, m aresoun trela oles oi photo pou evales kai lew na tis sxoliasw, gia auto etoimasou gia ena TERASTIO comment:
    h prwth photo m aresei trela, einai toso glam kai sexy ta foremata, ligo apokaluptika gia ta gousta mou vevaia alla m aresei kata genikh omologia,
    h deuterh einai pio polu sta gousta mou kai as eimai 22 etwn, m aresoun trela ta sequined dresses-eidika to prwto pou einai san sequined mplouzoforema-makru mplouzaki, me mauro kalson kai mpotakia einai teleioooooooo-m thumizei ligo serena van der woodsen apo prwth season gossip girl-an to exeis dei,
    oso gia ta pio lady-like 30’s foremata m aresoun ta xrwmata tous, latreuw jewel tones kai tairiazoun k sthn epidermida m, an k auta ta foremata dustuxws den ta uposthrizw 100% an k m aresoun, m paei diaforetiko style rouxwn apo auto pou m aresei..trelo e??
    ti na pw gia ta pappoutsia? ta xazeuw gia kana 10 lepto! nomizw auto ta leei ola
    oso gia thn telutaia photo uperoxes foustes alla auto pou m trelenei einai to mauro sequined forema…………..pwpw exw pathei kollhma me auto…
    thelw na kaneis post me nuxia me glitter-afou s aresei to sequined look-vale kai glitterata nuxia- ta latreuw-PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    hahaha se zalisa sorry
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  5. P.S pws kaneis to effect me tis xiononifades?? thelw k egwwwww
    kai allo P.S lew na kanw ena arthro gia to blog sou san ena apo ta agaphmena m blog, elpizw na mhn se peirazei, an eisai k esy sumfwnh tha arxisw na to ftiaxnw, thelw na prowthw thn douleia twn allwn bloggers,
    vasika tha m peis se poious? afou den exw akoma followers pollous, alla den peirazei, autous tous ligous tous latreuw…
    Marianne M. recently posted..Editorial: Lady in black: BeyonceMy Profile

    • Kalispera Marianne! Katarxas, s’euxaristw para poli gia ta toso kala sou logia gia emena kai to blog mou! Eilikrina xairomai para polu sou arese toso kai to ektimw afantasta pou diavases tosa post mou kai ekanes comment. Kai fisika s’euxaristw gia akomi mia fora, pou me ekanes follow. Tha antapodosw lian sintomws, to iposxomai. Eixa mia idiaiterws busy day, stin kouzina parakalw, opou eftiaxna ta kathiewrwmena mou melomakarona, me mia mikri kathisterisi fetos. Alla apo aurio tha perasw opwsdipote kai apo to diko sou blog.
      Kai egw eimai (mono?) 25 xronwn alla panta trelainomouna gia ta forema tis 2is seiras sti fwto me ta luxurious dresses. Makari na imouna ligo pio adinati gia na mou pigainan perissotero…Diaita meta tis giortes. Ta sequined foremata mou aresoune alla oxi panw mou…Ta vriskw ipervolika, eidika gia to swmatotipo mou…Ta protimw se psilolignes ginaikes…Kai fisika kserw ti Serena van der Woodsen apo to Gossip Girl. Tin parakolouthw fanatika apo tin arxi tis! :)
      Oso gia ta nixia, genika postarw sixna pikna ta nixia mou sto blog, kai mesa apo ta outfit mou, kai pio sigekrimena. Den kanw omws peritexna manicure, me glitter se skoni kai tetoia…Min nomizeis, den pianoune kai toso ta xeria mou…Alla autin tin evdomada ta eixa vammena glittery silver…Nomizw oti tha fainetai sto epomeno outfit post pou skopevw na kanw kapou sto telos tis evdomadas…Min anisixeis, den me zalises!
      Gia to effect me tis xionostivades, an ennoeis auto pou peftei xioni otan mpaineis sto blog, einai mesw enos plug in tou wordpress kai mou arese para poli mporw na pw kai mena!
      S’euxaristw poli pou me skeftikes gia to arthro sto blog sou. Kai vevaia, me megali mou xara. Me tima poli kai mono i protasi sou! To mono pou tha se parakalousa einai ama pareis fwtografies apo to blog mou, na min afaireseis to watermark, kai na anafereis tin pigi tous se ksexwristo link…Giati prospathw na prostateusw to periexomeno tou blog kai ti douleia mou!
      Oso gia tous followers, min anisixeis katholou..Einai neo to blog sou…Siga siga tha erthoune kai autoi…Simasia den exei omws to posoi einai oi follower tou blog sou alla posoi einai oi pragmatikoi readers sou. Min ksegeliesai ap’ta terastia noumera follower twn allwn blogger. Ta perissotera apoktithikan mesw amoivaiwn follow kai einai gia ta matia tou kosmou kai tpt parapanw…
      Filia polla, tha apantisw kai sta epomeno comment sou molis mporesw!

  6. Wow I realise I haven’t even had time to think about my holiday outfits until now! Thanks for the reminder, hehe, and also.. great picks.. really love some of the ‘on a budget’ picks especially the oasis skater dress and also the topshop dress in the middle + both kandee boots!!
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  7. ομολογώ οτι δεν είμαι τρελή fan των party dresses…ίσως γιατί συνήθως δεν πηγαίνω και σε πολλά party τις γιορτές!
    λατρεύω όμως τη συλλογή από παπούτσια…ειδικά αυτά τα μποτάκια με τα χρυσά στρας…είναι τέλεια!
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    • Kala min nomizeis oti egw pigainw se polla parties! Apla epeidi o perissoteros kosmos pigainei, ithela na kanw merikes protaseis. Alla ap’tin alli, den xanw kamia eukairia na ntithw kala…Kai mia apli exodo na kanw, m’aresei na ntinomai pio kala..Niwthw pio omorfa.
      Xairomai pou sou aresan ta papoutsia!

  8. Oh my, what a wonderful selection! I could easily take everything! So many fabulous items! You have a great taste! I´ve just discovered your lovely blog and I love it! I´m happy to be your new follower :)

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
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    • S’euxaristw poli Maria! Egw akoma den exw agorasei tipota kainourgio, kai poli amfivallw oti tha to kanw…Den exw polli orexi fetos..Allwste exw polla foremata…kai polla exoda episis..hehe
      Kales agores tote! :)

  9. Exciting! I was waiting for this post! I knew you would choose the most beautiful dresses! I have some favorite ones!
    My absolute favorite is the Topshop one, that has a skirt and style of the 50s :) By now you know I love full skirts and “thin” waist lines! I would choose that for Chirstmas!
    Then any metallic dress or skirt would also do, because they are cheerful and party-like! I would pick one for new year’s eve and would wear the outfit with the beige ankle boots you also showed!
    Definitely your picks were great! And my favorite shoes were the two Christian Louboutin ones!
    I’m sure that whatever you choose you’ll look fabulous, WITHOUT ANY DOUBT! Buying a new outfit or not, you’ll look very beautiful (because you are!) and very elegant (because you also are!)
    You know what, some years ago I was very traditional, but after a while I started mixing everything… a friend of mine sent me an email with a “message for life” – and it certainly impressed me… I’ll try to reproduce it more or less:
    – at 10 she wanted to look like her dolls; at 20, like her friends; at 30, like magazine models; at 40, she wanted to look younger; and so it went, blah blah blah – and the end was: so finally at 80, she put on her yellow hat with purple dots and just felt happy she didn’t care about other people’s opinions anymore, just what she believed.
    (I’m not saying anybody does, I’m just writing what impressed me…)
    From the last year on I thought “you know… life is too short to please everybody… and we will never reach it!”
    Anyway, too much philosophy, hahaha! I loved your picks as usual and I am eager to see what you’ll wear on Christmas!
    Filakia pollaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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    • Great picks Denise! I think you would look lovely in any outfit. I’m not sure I will wear anything fancy on Christmas Day. I may wear the same outfit I wore a few days ago for T’s birthday. I don’t even know what we’ll do. We’ll propably stay home, so I need something comfortable to help my mom with the food and all. We’ll see. But I will definitely do a post about that one.
      I really liked the “message for life”. It was indeed really impressive.
      Sorry for the short reply today. I feel so tired. And I just wrote a huuuuuge reply in Greek (see above and you’ll understand) 😉
      I’m heading to your blog now, to read your latest post before I go to sleep.
      Filakia polla!

  10. Kalhspera, na pw mono suggnwmh pou arghsa na apanthsw toso sthn apanthsh sou sto comment mou, vlepeis exw krevatwthei xristoygenniatika logw kruologhmatos, asta na pane!
    telospantwn apo pou na xekinhsw?
    xmmm
    1 kai egw to idio provlhma exw den m pane ta polu upervolika foremata me sequins ktl logw tou oti exw liga kila parapanw kai genika exw kampules, kai auta theloun psilolugnes opws eipes…
    2 otan kanw to post gia sena vevaia k tha valw link katw apo tis photo, panta to kanw auto otan pairnw apo allo atomo, panta anaferw, wste na mhn thewreithei oti klevw kati….
    3 sumfwnw me auto pou les, tosa polla atoma exoun 500 atoma san followers alla anarwtiemai poios pragmatika diavazei to blog tous epeidh tou aresei k oxi epeidh etuxe mia mera na kanei follow, egw auto pou xairomai einai oti kai me ta 29 atoma pou exw ws followers milame kai malista suxna, kanoume comments o enas ston allo kai genika exw arxisei k tous sumpathw polu san atoma…ara nai kalutera 50 followers kai pistous para 500 kai na mhn noiazontai…. einai wraio prwton apo ola na gnwrizeis kainouria atoma ta opoia exoun ta idia endiaferonta me sena, kai as mhn leme psemmata ta megala kai analutika c omments aresoun se olous pio polu apo comment tupou:
    “nice blog, follow me….”
    auta ta comments pote den m aresan kai pote den ta ekana, gia auto an zhthsw se kapoio na rixei mia matia sto diko m blog frontizw prwta na tsekarw to diko tou, kai vevaia na m aresei…
    elpizw na s aresei eilikrina an den s aresei kati sto pws einai ftiagmeno san blog h kai sthn ulh mhn distaseis na m to peis, kai oti protaseis, sumvoules kai idees exeis tha xarw na tis akousw…
    elpizw na ta poume suntoma..
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