Cheers, ladies! It's the most wonderful time of the year! The date has been set, the tux has been pressed, and now it's time for you to find that most fabulous dress!
Get gorgeous in a short and sassy party dress, a black tie worthy gown, or an elegant evening ensemble. Winter formal dresses can be worn to a debutante ball, a grandiose gala, a marvelous military ball, a fabulous holiday party, or a New Year's Eve blow out! Just as there are many occasions for a winter formal dress, there are also endless options of fabrics that are on point in the winter months. Fabrics can range from chiffon, satin, and tulle, to mesh, beaded-lace and metallics!
A hot trend this season in formal dresses in the bib collar. The bib collar was made popular in 1905 when Broadway star, Maude Adams, created Peter Pan's legendary costume! Ever since then, this style has been popping up, and this year, it's totally back! We love the bib collar trend because it is a simple way to elevate your dress without lots of additional jewelry! Dresses with bib collars should only be accessorized with simple earrings or understated bagels. These collars are sweet and sexy on the little black dress, or can be exquisite and exciting when paired with formal wear!
Another hot trend this winter season in formal wear is the dress with a high neckline and a daring back. This trend is tres chic and exudes sophistication. These dresses typically have unique beading or beaded-lace around the bodice, and either an open back or cut outs in the back of the dress. (For extra holiday points, wear a dress with an open back and a big, luscious bow!) Similar to the bib collar trend, these high-neck dresses typically do not require much in the way of styling. Slip into one of these babies (paired with sky high heals) and you are all set for an elegant evening out! If that is not your thing, floral formal dresses continue to be best sellers for all occasions.
Whatever you wear this winter, be sure to make an entrance -- but most importantly, always be you! While it is fabulous fun to play up the hottest new trends, you can never go wrong with the classics. Ballgowns, swing style skirts, and the ever-elegant A Line dress will never go out of style. Any of these amazing vintage styles will look just beautiful on you in holiday colors like a red dress, black, navy, gold silver and ivory.
So pour a glass of Prosecco, slip into your new, fabulous dress, and kiss under the mistletoe! It's time to celebrate the joys of this winter season in style!