Dress to Shine this Holiday Season

By Chanyn Kirtman
December 11, 2015

Tis the season for bonenkais, holiday parties and decking yourself out in the most festive of fashion. Let us take the guessing game out of what to wear this season with some cheerful tips and stylish alternatives to your basic black dress. From seasonal splurges to economical indulgence, sparkling extravagance never looked so good.



You can sport a little black dress four seasons and every occasion out of the year. But for the holidays, why not step out of your comfort zone and opt for a little black jumpsuit instead? Ranging from casual to formal, the jumpsuit is ultra flattering and a chic alternative to “playing it safe” with the LBD. Treat it as a clean palette to accessorize with sky-high heels and costume jewels.

Some options: Black Halo jumpsuit with structured bodice, about ¥29,000; Zara velvet jumpsuit, ¥7,990; H&M lace-trim jumpsuit, ¥4,990.


A Statement Shoe

This is the best place to push the envelope on holiday luster. Whether it is metallic, embellishments, or even adornments, a statement heel will be nothing short of a showstopper. Don’t hold back, and let your shoes do the talking—you just figure out how to do the walking. Practice makes perfect! Now go get it, girl!

Some options: Jeffrey Campbell rhinestone heel pumps, about ¥16,000; Charles and Keith strappy pointed stilettos, about ¥12,000; Jimmy Choo glittered leather pumps, about ¥78,000.

hair accessories

Hair Bling

Hair accessories are the new bejeweled necklaces. Keep your neckline clean and rock a fun headpiece to illuminate your look. Crocheted headbands, rhinestone encrusted barrettes or combs, and delicate tiaras each make an excellent way to go festive this season.

Some options: Forever 21 crocheted headband, ¥380; Lelet NY imitation pearl hair comb, about ¥11,000; Rosantica crystal tiara, about ¥33,000.


Patterned Tights

Hold off on the opaque tights and opt for a patterned pair to wear with a solid hued dress or a leather pencil skirt. Keeping the rest of the ensemble relatively simple will allow the jovial patterns to pop at the party.

Some options: Oroblu floral and solid tights, about ¥4,500; Chelsea28 dot and scallop pantyhose, about ¥2,000; Wolford lace tights, about ¥6,000.


Rich Texture

Holiday fashion is all about texture. Fur accessories, sequined separates and fringe are festive ways to add depth and dimension to your outfit. Subtle touches to overstated outerwear leave a wealth of styling options for your holiday soirees.

Some options: Michael Michael Kors sequined top, about ¥35,000; Zara faux fur vest, ¥7,990; Lucy Paris fringed skirt, about ¥8,000.

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