Monday, December 15, 2003
Fashion Forward: Dressing For The Holidays
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah - it's a time of year for family get-togethers and parties. Why not do it in a brand new outfit? From the company Christmas party to that rocking New Year's Eve celebration, Shireen Sandoval shows us some Fashion Forward ideas on how to dress for the occasion.
(WSVN) -- Santa doesn't have to worry about wardrobe, but when it comes to the holidays it's all about looking your best.
At wish boutique in Hollywood, looking good is easy and owner Joann says you should go all out for that special occasion.
She says, "Every day is jeans and T-shirts. This is the one time of year, you go out and you go shopping and you see that outfit, but you have nowhere to wear it, but now, you do."
For that special black tie event... leave the little black dress behind and try one in a bold color -- like a pink, purple or metallic.
You can also dress up without a dress... the trend this season is to trade in the gown for separates.
"I see a lot more people going towards pieces, things that they'll be able to wear again. Wearing a skirt, putting it with a piece a different top, a lot of pants."
Like this satin ruffled skirt with a Cosabella top, which you can welcome the New Year in.
Or this black spandex pant suit... just remember, to keep the look feminine and fun.
Joann says, "Make it that one time of year that you can go out and look like a woman, have fun with it."
Head to designer boutique, Merenda in Miami for that fun and one of a kind outfit.
Tony Merenda of Merenda Designer Boutique says, "I'm a strong believer when you go shopping at a designer boutique and you go out you shouldn't see someone else in the same dress."
The store is full of clothes made by local designers... and holiday wear you can wear just about anywhere.
From a family dinner... to a company party.
Tony says, "Of course you don't want to wear a micro mini to a family dinner, but you know you could definitely rock that length out to a New Year's Eve party."
Party into the New Year in a short and sexy number.
Reds, blues and pinks are hot this season, or if you decide to go with black, add a bright and bold accessory.
Tony says, "As New Year's Eve approaches some people want everything over the top, they want to stand out, they want to be the one that shines New Year's Eve for sure."
Happy Holidays and happy shopping!
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