My Favorite Holiday Party Dresses!

December 24, 2012

Hi sweeties!

Can y'all believe that it's Christmas Eve?! I just love this time of year because it means family get-togethers and holiday parties which translates into looking your best and (hopefully) dressing to the nines (any excuse right?). With this in mind, I wanted to show you some of my favorite holiday looks inspired by celebrities and how you can get the look yourself no matter what kind of party you're dressing for! :) 

1) LBD with lace details 
How the stars wore it....
I love the LBD with the lace cutout Vanessa Hudgens is wearing below paired with a pair of beautiful printed tights and a gorgeous red lip! 

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How you can get the look....
Look for dresses with lace details like the ones below for a beautiful, elegant look for any party! 

Holiday Party: Lace LBD + Red Lips

Bb dakota

Full tilt

Karen Millen wedge shoes

Revlon cherry red lipstick

And here are some other variations of the lace dress...

Forever 21

2) Peplum Dress: 
How the stars wore it...
I have always loved the peplum style! It can be so very figure-flattering if worn correctly. Below is a great example of peplum done right. Charlize Theron looks gorgeous in her red Lanvin dress.

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How you can get the look....
Pair a peplum dress with some pretty metallic heels (below I picked pretty gold heels). I also recommend adding some pretty jewels to dress up the look!! 

Holiday Look: Peplum Dress with Gold Accessories

Mango dress

Nine west pumps

Acrylic jewelry

Here are some variations of the peplum dress....

 Blue Lipsy Peplum Dress
on sale for $80.03
Check it out HERE
Express Pink Peplum Tube Dress
Check it out HERE!

3) Sequins, sequins, sequins!! 
How the stars wore it....
Carrie Underwood is one of my fave celebrities to rock sequins! She always wears them perfectly. She always lets her sequins be the main focus of her ensemble by pairing it with minimal accessories, jewelry and makeup. 

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How you can get the look...
Take a cue from Carrie and let your sequins take center stage by pairing your sequined dress with simple accessories! 

Party Look: Sequins

Mango zipper dress

Christian louboutin heels

Accessorize foldover bag

MAC Cosmetics lip gloss

Here are a couple of my other fave variations of the sequined dress....

French Connection Sequined Fitted Dress

TFNC Sequined Dress
On sale $67.72

So dolls, what are YOU wearing to your holiday parties?! Be sure to leave me a comment &  let me know! :)

Thanks so much for reading & Merry Christmas Eve!



  1. Love Carrie Underwoods hair and glam!!! Show us a pic, when you have a dress!!

    1. :) Thanks for commenting girl! :) I know right?! Carrie is just so beautiful all. the. time. HA! And I will definitely post some pictures soon, especially after I decide on my NYE dress! :)


  2. Loving all the lace dresses!

    Hope you enjoyed your Christmas!



    1. Ah thanks girl. I'm with you on the's so girly and feminine. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas too!

  3. Great blog love! You put together some really amazing holiday looks, following you now!


    1. Thank you so much! You're a doll! :) I just checked out your blog, love it & am following you now too :) XOXO!

  4. All of these dresses are gorgeous, but of course Carrie's is my favorite! :)

    - Kaitlyn


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