Christina Ricci (source)
Maria Menounos (source)
Red and green…yes, they are uber traditional colors for this time of year, but wearing red and green really helps me get into the spirit of the season. If you aren’t careful, you could look like a Sunday School teacher if you go overboard with this look (that means you must put away your Frosty The Snowman lapel pin), but with the right accessories, this is a smoldering holiday look.
Take some cues from Christina and Maria when picking out your red or green holiday dress:
1) Cute fit: Find a fit and fabric that flatters your figure…not everyone can do a body-hugging tube dress a la Miss. Ricci, but Maria Menounos super cute turtleneck dress may be universally flattering.
2) Accessorize: And I don’t mean with Christmas light necklaces and Rudolph earrings…pick trendy or casual jewelry, shoes and bags to go with them. If you live in colder climates, you may want to go with textured tights, like on Maria.
3) Pick a solid shade: A patterned dress may be tempting, but a solid colored dress will get you more mileage year round. Your red dress will be great for dates and nights out with the girls, and your green dress would be appropriate for weddings, baby showers and more.
I found my red holiday dress today at the Gap for only $29.99 in store…it was originally $59.50 and I was so excited that they marked it down! I’ll be able to pair it with white and cork espadrilles for spring and summer and my silver slingbacks for the holidays. Check out their super cute selection of holiday dresses:
*Check in-store pricing at a store near you
Do these holiday party dresses make you want to snooze? Then check these out for daring fashionista holiday looks the whole party will be talking about: