Celeb-Inspired Holiday Dresses
by Katrina Mitzeliotis
‘Tis the season for a slew of holiday parties! Whether you’re getting together with friends and family or colleagues, I’m sure your social calendar is jam-packed. While it does require some thought, holiday parties are also the perfect excuse to show off a hot new trend, straight from the red carpet! Read on for a report on the hottest red carpet trends and incorporate the looks into your wardrobe with my tips and picks!
From Kristen Stewart to Elizabeth Hurley and Emma Stone, the sparkling trend has really ruled the red carpet lately — and it’s so festive! Whether you’re getting together with friends or heading out for New Year’s Eve festivities, you’re sure to standout if you’re showing off a little sequin.
Nothing says holiday quite like a red dress — and considering it’s right on trend this season you seriously can’t go wrong! Stars of all ages and with varying body types have worked the trend, including Leighton Meester, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Elizabeth Banks and Chloe Moretz. I recommend sticking to a classic style, because it’s a dress you can easily wear year after year.
The feminine trend seems so appropriate for holiday, and there’s so many different ways to wear it. If you aren’t comfortable with the idea of full-on lace, you can opt for a frock with lace detailing, like the one below. Thanks to the classic color and modest neckline, it’s appropriate for a variety of occasions.
You can also glam up your basic little black dress and incorporate the look with your accessories! Box clutches are a staple on the red carpet this season, and this option can easily dress up any look.
Whether you want to create the illusion of a fuller frame or are hoping to conceal a few areas, a peplum can work wonders — and it adds such a trendy vibe to your whole look. This is another style that works so well for a variety of occasions, and it’s so popular on the red carpet. From glam gowns to streamlined sheaths, peplum has popped up everywhere, (and on everyone), including Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett and Jessica Alba, (to name a few).