Pick Your Party Outfit

Monday, December 20, 2010

Parties seem to be synonymous with the holidays. Whether it's an office party, a church party, a family gathering, a simple holiday cocktail party or one wild and crazy New Years Eve filled with mistletoe and drinks, you will surely want to look your prettiest. Right? Right! Here are a few ensembles that will have other party goers "ooo"ing and "aaww"ing.

If you are in need of a dress that says "I'm feminine and soft while still giving some holiday flare? Try either one of these dress styles. Though the sleeveless ruffle dress by Carven is $679 and the sheer layered drape dress by Zimmerman is $375, they are worth their exquisite appearance. Earrings are a necessity to the perfect holiday party outfit and what's better than glittery, glitzy chandeliers? This pair is by Simon Tu goes for $330, but you can find anything similar at your local accessory or department store. And lastly, A black ensemble with a pair of striking red heels makes a statement. These Labrie heels are $90 at Aldo.

There are many women out there who desire a much more conservative dressing with a simple pant, blouse and jacket. If you fall under this category, these pieces would be entirely perfect. The red cropped jacket by Tsumori Chusato is $549, Jaloux holiday blouse for $130, and tux-style chiffon insert pants by ASOS are $62. For a touch of holiday glam without overwhelming others, these gold glitter pumps by Michael Antonio for $35 will surely please.

Now when New Years rolls around and you want to go sequin and sparkle glam, this creation will give you just that without blinding your friends or looking over-the-top. It's really the subtle color combined with soft gems that makes it work. Plus this outfit is completely affordable: The sequin Animal Print Party Dress is a steal at Arden B for $64, Jessica Simpson's 'Minas' bootie for $55 at Nordstrom's, the Tinley Road Double Row Jewel Necklace from Piperlime for $24 and don't forget to add this Beaded Clutch at Forever21 for $23.

Now this dress may be a bit too much for your budget, but I couldn't resist putting it in here. Why you may ask would I show you this purple Lanvin dress that retails for $3, 458? Because it is simply gorgeous. And after all, we here are Inspiring Pretty want to show you pretty things, right? Right.


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