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
Picture 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 might wear sequins, gold jaquard 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 a spectacular red sleek trousers made from luxurious silk-blend velvet
Or a green skirt mixed with a black top and blazer?
Skirt and blazer 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…
Claudie Pierlot Brooch
For Christmas, you’ll also prefer not too short dresses and not too pronounced V-necklines: it’s a family evening, isn’t it ?
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 few exemples :
Dress Claudie Pierlot
Masscob dress available on Smallable
Black dress Boden
Don’t reveal everything… Maintain a part of mystery
Play with accessories, like a gold embroided clutch or a sequins one
Choose pure lines for your clothes and add a spectacular jewel (but just a few!)
Do you already have any idea of what you’ll be wearing?