Holiday party season is underway.
Yearly holiday celebrations are the perfect opportunity to break out your precious gold and gemstones. Whether you’re going for glamour or understated elegance, the right piece of jewelry can do more than just complete the look.
Here are four decadent looks to take you from office party to swanky affair, along with ways to perfect each look with gems and jewelry.
Dress to Dazzle This Holiday Party Season
If you want to dazzle at your next holiday bash, read on.
Look #1: Wrapped Up in Velvet
Velvet was a huge trend for Fall 2017 — and it’s just warming up. Velvet has been “elevated” to runway status this season by designers like Prada who use it head to toe.
Look luxurious all wrapped up in a velvet kimono or draped in a crushed velvet maxi dress.
Designer Pro Tip: Velvet provides a rich backdrop for the simplicity of a gold necklace or slim bracelet. It can also showcase bold gemstones, like tsavorites or rubies, while softening its effect.
Look #2: Seeing Red
The siren shade is another major trend this year, with designers like Balenciaga and Valentino embracing the “red-to-toe” look. Expect to see as many LRDs — little red dresses —on the party circuit this season
You can deck yourself out in red lace, tulle, silk, satin, or velvet (of course). From slinky gowns to tailored suits, there are many options for a lady in red in 2017.
Designer Pro Tip: Yellow gold is a classic complement to bold red hues. A gold cuff bracelet or choker will create a striking and dynamic contrast.
Alternatively, diamonds make an equally stunning pairing. A red dress set off with diamonds is the definition of ravishing.
Look #3: Slip Dress Sophistication
The graceful and feminine slip dress is having its moment (yet again). But it’s proving far more versatile than the popular T-shirt-and-slip-dress daytime trend.
Designers are offering their own takes on the slip dress with romantic touches and more formal cuts. Try a floor length, curve hugging silk slip for maximum glamour.
Designer Pro Tip: The simplicity of a slip dress gives you lots of freedom to play with your jewelry and gemstones.
Wear with a daring statement piece and let your jewelry steal the show. Or try a pair of long drop earrings to emphasize the clean silhouette of your dress.
Look #4: Jumpsuit Glam
Nowadays jumpsuits come in everything from luxurious silks and satins to ultra-glam sequins and beads. They are perfect for the party goer prioritizing comfort (New Year's Eve dance blow out anyone?) as well as the modern fashionista.
The recent celebrity red carpet jumpsuit trend will surely keep this playful one-piece in the spotlight throughout the holidays.
Designer Pro Tip: Jumpsuits aren’t a one-and-done look as some would claim. To transition from day to night, the right accent is key.
Try stacking bracelets or rings for a fun bohemian style. Or opt for a modern, high-fashion look with a gold belt.
Save the Sparkle for Your Jewelry
License to dress to the nines is one of the best things about holiday parties, but it also makes it easy to get carried away. Sequins, glitter, and ruffles are best in small doses; Too much and you run a risk.
You can’t go wrong with high-quality gemstones and beautifully crafted jewelry. When in doubt, let a statement necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings do the dazzling.
When you invest in a personal collection of well-loved jewelry, you can dress up nearly any outfit and be ready for holiday parties at a moment’s notice.
Reach out today. I would love to help you make the perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe.