Thanks giving has just come and gone. Of course this means that Christmas is fast approaching. Though not very many are immune to Christmas cheer, the winter holidays can often bring some major stress and anxiety along with all of the festivities. In case any curious fashion school students were wondering, the stress is usually caused by a myriad of things combined. For instance, if you are one of the brave few that dares to host a Christmas soiree, you must clean and decorate your house, shop for, cook and serve food and drinks, and make sure that you pay close attention to which guests RSVP and follow up on the guests that have forgotten. All of that is already a tremendous amount of work. Unfortunately, figuring out a chic, and classy outfit to wear to your party, and any other holiday events you might attend becomes an added task on the ever-growing list of things to do. However, do NOT let the anxiety get the best of you, especially when it comes to finding the right Christmas party outfits. Our fashion design college experts have compiled a list of helpful tips for outfit-hunting, tips that will surely keep at least a little bit of stress at bay.
1. Start with undergarments. Even though your undergarments remain concealed from plain sight beneath your party outfit, they can often make all the difference when it comes to how you look. For instance, if you dare to don a strapless or backless dress to a fancier evening party, make sure you come prepared with the right bra to support yourself discreetly without ruining the dramatic effect of your showing skin. If you choose to wear a sleek, fitted band-aid style dress, then make sure that whatever underwear you choose doesn’t give you an extremely noticeable panty-line. No matter what you choose to wear, do NOT underestimate the power of undergarments on your overall look.
2. Find something that fits you well. Even more basic than freshman level courses at fashion schools, is the fact that the way a garment fits you is absolutely essential to how good or bad you will look. Many fashion rookies make the mistake of picking party clothes out based on how much they like a garment on a hanger. Unfortunately, no matter how beautiful a dress looks on a hanger or modeled on a mannequin, if it doesn’t fit you or flatter your body type, it will not look good on you no matter how much you love the style. Garments that are too small will make a person appear bigger than they normally would, because the tightness of the garment will squeeze the skin together in an unflattering fashion. Likewise, garments that are too loose will not do your figure any favors. Any attractive curves or shapely assets will be completely concealed from view if your outfit is too loose.
3. Add some glitz and glamour. The winter holidays are known for being a magical and festive time to celebrate. Of course this means that when it comes to picking out your holidays party outfits, use Christmas as an excuse to spice up your regular cocktail party style with some extra sparkles. For example, maybe instead of your standard little black dress, you rock a tasteful sequined dress instead. Or, for a more subtle touch of sparkle, accessorize with dangling diamond (real or fake) earrings, or a necklace to add that extra flair of drama to your holiday party look.
Like we said before, very few remain completely immune to Christmas cheer. This holiday season, try to make sure that no matter how busy you get with party preparation, that you always keep at least a little bit of time to pick out a fabulous, fashion school-approved outfit that will knock every last Christmas stocking off the mantlepiece!