What to wear for Christmas and New Year’ eves?

effortless sexy for the evening


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 few « do and don’t » that could help.

Cover pictures from & Other Stories and Pinterest

In any cases :

1/ Don’t exaggerate, don’t be over dressed

2/ Play with few but quality accessories

3/ Be nuanced: show less, suggest more




chic Christmas eveningPicture via & Other Stories

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 just might wear sequins, gold jaquard or paillettes that would add a little bright on our outfits.

French Connection Polka Parks via Asos

French Connection Polka Parks via Asos

Sequin Top Asos

top Jaquard Asos

top Jaquard Asos

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 ?

Picture via & Other Stories


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 with opaque black tights, or a green skirt with a black shirt ?

Robe Comptoir des Cotonniers

Picture from Comptoir des Cotonniers

Picture via Pinterest

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…

Folk printed shirt Asos

Folk printed shirt Asos

For Christmas, you’ll also prefer not too short dresses  and not too pronounced V-necklines: it’s a family evening, isn’t it ?

If you want an additional Chrismas touch to your outfit, why not choosing a neckline OR a pair of earrings (never wear both of them at the same time) that remind Christmas time: snowflakes by instance, they can be very delicate and pretty


Picture from a little market





Picture via & Other Stories


For New Year’s Eve, you are more likely to dress chic and sexy.

Still play it softly, in a subtle way. Here are few exemples :

Don’t reveal everything… Maintain an element of mystery

This dress looks wise

This dress doesn’t look very sexy…

Not really ! BA&SH low back Pinafore Dress 2Asos

BA&SH low back Pinafore Dress 2Asos


Chic AND sexy with a maxi dress Diesel Maxi Dress with Front Split Asos

Chic AND sexy with a maxi dress
Diesel Maxi Dress with Front Split Asos

Too simple?

Too simple?

Not quite! Dos nu 2 Asos

Not quite! Dos nu 2 Asos

In an other color

In an other color

drapé top Asos

drapé top Asos

Asos Curve cold shoulder

Asos Curve cold shoulder


Choose pure lines for your clothes and add a spectacular jewel (but just a few!)


crystalised-tangled-ring-red via Wolf and Badger





collar-necklace bOTICCA

Bracelet Filigrane Botica 2.fr

Bracelet Filigrane via Wolf and Badger

Boucle oreille Boticca.fr

Earrings via Wolf and Badger


Do you already have any ideas of what you’ll be wearing?

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  1. Good morning Cecile
    I am now so excited as my trip to the Canaries is only a few weeks away and I am all set, thanks to you, for my Christmas plus summer wardrobe. I would not have thought to put my little black dress in and all I want now is a red dress, its my favourite colour, as per your designs above.

    I am so sorry I could not include the photo of my walk in your blog – it was not possible to insert it!

    Hope all is well with you and look forward to many more suggestions/ideas from you.
    Kind Regards

    • Thank you Elisabeth for this really nice feedback.
      You can send me your picture via email (postmaster@etvoila.info) and I will figure out how to post it in the blog ;)

  2. Cecile- I have again attempted to post photographs for you from my trip to the Canaries via your suggested email address. I do hope they are successful this time. I have sent them from my google email address.
    Elisabeth x

    • Thanks Elizabeth. Your pictures are just great! You look fantastic in these dresses !! My favorite is the red one ;)

  3. Cecile,
    I hope this correspondence finds you in good health and I have missed our online chats. My last email address was never recovered, and trawling through some long ago links have found you again – thankfully.
    It’s been a very busy time this year and my feet don’t seem to have touched the ground – lots of grandson duties and big personal changes! Look forward to your posts again this Autumn.
    Kind Regards
    Elizabeth x

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