Sporty Holiday Style: The Iconic Red Dress

There’s nothing more holiday than the iconic holiday red dress, am I right? I had so much fun collaborating with a few of my fellow blogger babes this season on finding the perfect red dress for the holidays. Check their posts out here:

Brandi Soileau/Jadore Grace/Styled in Blue/Christine-Marie/Lots of Sass/Sassy & Dangerous

I decided to add a sporty splash this season. With athleisure and the fancy sneaker trend riding a major wave this year, it’s the perfect time to add a little funk to your holiday party getups. This year, velvet has played a major role in my styling choices, making it an easy choice for the holidays as well. I rarely buy holiday dresses or any formalwear for that matter, as it’s much easier to rent as it’s not something I’d wear more than once.

I chose to pick a piece that would be versatile across all codes of dress: the blazer dress! It makes a perfect choice for office parties and happy hours alike. Additionally, you can wear this dress open, making it easy to style for the office with leggings or jeans. I’m so pumped to use it later next year as such!

To style this dress on the sporty side, I paired it with one of my favorite ball caps. If you want a more casual look, try adding a pair of statement sneakers to the mix! I’ll be swapping out my Rockstuds for my cracked patent leather Creepers for a holiday party later this evening! If you want a little more glam, go for a statement accessory! I’ve been adding this feather collar to everything this year, from sweatshirts to dresses.


Outfit Details

Dress: Burgundy Crushed Velvet Blazer Dress, Missguided

Shoes: Rockstud Slingback, Valentino in Black/Nude (affordable dupes here!)

Collar: Feathered Collar, Thread Lounge

Hat: Faux Leather Ball Cap, Forever 21 (OLD) similar here

Bag: Vitello Daino Leather Tote, Prada

Makeup Details

Primer: Perfect Canvas Serum, c/o Ren Skincare

Foundation: Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Fenty Beauty in 210

Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty in Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal

Contour: Match Stix Matte Skin Stick, Fenty Beauty in Mocha and Rum

Eyes: Eye-conic Multi-finish Eyeshadow Palette, Marc Jacobs in Frivoluxe

Lips: Rouge Pur Couture Dazzling Lights Limited Edition Lipstick, YSL

Hair: AIR DRY IT Undone Styling Creme, c/o L’Oreal

Photos by Rachel Radcliffe Photography



  1. December 16, 2017 / 4:27 am

    That dress is so stunning and I love how you styled it, Mandy! Seriously heart eyes over your bag though!! <3 Thank you SO much for participating!! xo

    Talina @ Sassy & Dangerous

    • Mandy Gragg
      December 17, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Thanks for organizing it, loved getting out of my comfort zone with a little red 🙌🏼😘

  2. December 18, 2017 / 6:29 am

    Such a cool look! I love the extra detail of the feathered collar!

  3. December 19, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    This dress with the feather detailing is AMAZING!!! Such a perfect holiday look

  4. Kachet Jackson-Henderson
    December 20, 2017 / 12:13 am


  5. December 21, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    This dress is so cool! Your legs look awesome!

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