Holiday dresses… Who else is trapped in the holiday dress abyss of despair? You know what I mean: endless scrolling through every major website. 20 things in your cart. Yet, STILL: literally nothing you want to hit order on. I personally HATE shopping for holiday dresses. There’s SO much shit out there, and it stresses me OUT. Same for you? Read on. Your master list awaits.
Holiday Dresses For Cocktailing & Beyond
Some are kinda fancy, kinda not: we have SO many events. What to do? It’s all about the mix. Add some sparkle with some sneaks (or boots) in the mix. I plan on wearing these Miu Miu sneakers to EVERY holiday party this year. I also like mixing sweaters with a statement skirt. Opt to cut your costs by considering renting dresses too! My top picks this season to buy or rent:
Bonus: Outerwear That Doesn’t Ruin Your Look
One thing I love about New York is the ability to wear big statement coats for a full season. However, not all coats are made equal when it comes to your evening attire. These ones add a pop of color, sportiness, or texture that will compliment your dress perfectly. PRO TIP: rent your coats to save on added costs (and bulk) in your closet. I’ve rented at least 5 coats this season with my Unlimited Rent The Runway subscription.
Footwear That Doesn’t Suck
Who else is over uncomfortable shoes? Trade out some of your sky-high heels for some of these heels, sneakers, and boots for a fun detour away from the average choice.
Dress: Metallic Nixon Gown, BA&SH
Puffer Jacket: Cropped Floral Puffer Jacket, MSGM
Sneakers: Logo Strap Platform Sneaker, Miu Miu
Earrings: Huggie Hoop Earrings, c/o Kendra Scott
Primer: Ambient Light Correcting Primer, Hourglass in Luminous Light
Foundation: The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation, Sunday Riley in 140
Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty in Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal
Blush: Air Blush Soft Glow Duo, Marc Jacobs Beauty in Lines & Last Night
Contour: Match Stix Matte Skin Stick, Fenty Beauty in Mocha and Rum
Eyes: Naked Petite Heat Palette, c/o Urban Decay
Lashes: Ardell Wispies, Target
Lips: Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick, Lawless Beauty in George
Photos by Alix of Alix Kramer Photography
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GORGEOUS! That holiday dress of yours is stunning!
Outwear that doesn’t ruin your look .. AMEN!! Love this whole ensemble!
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That gown is beyond stunning on you – love the shimmer!
The dress you’re wearing is AMAZING. I totally commiserate about having tons of dresses in my cart but not feeling the urge to buy any of them. Love your guidance here — from shoes to outerwear and of course dresses, I’m feeling like I can put together a great holiday look now! Thank you.
These photos are so stunning!! I love the idea of finding outwear that doesn’t ruin your outfit. I always struggle with that!
I certainly believe that outerwear has a huge part to play in holiday outfits. It can be a challenge to find the right things that don’t completely take away from the dress – which is usually the focal point. Great suggestions here in every category!
These photos are AMAZING!!! I legit love that dress you are wearing!
So many amazing dresses! I love this gown on you, I saw it on your IG and immediately fell in love!
Okay those shoes are amazing!!!! You look fabulous as always!
These pics are so fun! Love that dress
Totally obsessed with the location you used for these photos! So pretty. Also – so many good dresses
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