Christmas and New Year are two important evenings that you don’t want to ruin because of a terrible clothing “faux pas”. Traps and mistakes are numerous for these two special ones.
Here are a few “do and don’t” that could help.
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In any cases :
1/ Don’t exaggerate, don’t be overdressed
2/ Play with few but quality accessories
3/ Be nuanced: show less, suggest more
For Christmas Eve, it’s not a tradition here in France to wear green and red color. We usually get dressed in black – as for a special night – we might wear sequins, gold jacquard or paillettes that would add a little bright on our outfits.
Vanessa Bruno Dress available at Smallable
Sequin top Boden
If you want to stay in the Christmas mood, I’ll recommend not to wear both green and red color at the same time. You don’t want to look like a Christmas tree or a Santa’s elf, do you?
You’ll choose just one color for your clothes: red or green. Or you might mix red or green with a neutral color.
Why not a red dress that you can wear with opaque black tights?
Velvet dress Boden
Or spectacular red sleek trousers made from luxurious silk-blend velvet
Or a cool gold metallic jeans?
Gold jeans Boden
You can also play with traditions in a different way, wearing tartans or a folklore handicraft piece. Just be careful: don’t do it in a too classical way…
Kitten heels here
Claudie Pierlot Brooch
For Christmas (aka family evening), you’ll also prefer not too short dresses and not too pronounced V-necklines
Top Claudie Pierlot
For New Year’s Eve, you are more likely to dress chic and sexy.
Still play it softly, in a subtle way. Here are a few examples :
Dress Claudie Pierlot
Louise Misha Silk dress available on Smallable
Black dress Boden
Don’t reveal everything… Maintain a part of the mystery
Chic and sexy with a maxi dress that reveals your legs
Play with accessories, like a pearl embroidered clutch or a gold one
Choose pure lines for your clothes and add spectacular jewels (but just a few!)
All jewelry from Smallable
Claudie Pierlot gold chain
Do you already have any idea of what you’ll be wearing?