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Today’s Holiday Staple: Dresses & SkirtsToday, we’re diving into each of our holiday outfits this year (Casey in a dress and Bridget in a skirt) and rounding up some of our favorites in each of those categories. Hopefully these tips and tricks will provide you with a little inspiration to choose your “fancy” holiday outfit. And heck, once you find “the one” that you feel comfortable in, you can wear it on repeat all month long!
CaseyI am all about a LBD, especially during the holidays. I probably own 3-4 black sheath dresses that I’ll wear for work and I fancy them up to make them more special for the holidays. [show_shopthepost_widget id="2190632"] That usually involves adding a pair of fun heels (like these black sandals!), as well as a bit of sparkle. My go-to statement necklace instantly adds some glam to this plain black dress, and you can’t go wrong with some bangles & sparkly bracelets too. Really anything with a hint of glam is bound to take your LBD to the next level. Since it is a bit chilly now, I’ll often wear an edgy blazer over my dress that I can then ditch once I get indoors. This dress with a hint of texture was a Nordstrom rack find, but I’m always on the lookout for flattering black dresses that can take me from work to night with just a few upgrades to my accessories and makeup!
BridgetDon’t get me wrong, I LOVE dresses but the dress I wore in our holiday card isn’t my favorite for the holidays because it shows so much skin (yikes). If you haven’t noticed, I have a VERY fair complexion (read: I’m super pale all the time) so showing that much skin in the dead of winter is not the most flattering look for me. So usually during this time, I opt for a holiday look that is still super fun and somewhat fancy… but also covers up my pale skin! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2172927"] When I saw these long pleated skirts in stores, I knew this look was calling my name this holiday season. I actually scored this navy skirt last year on clearance from H&M but linked a very similar one, that’s in stores now, from H&M above. I love the subtle pattern on both options but love the plain, patternless skirts too! The long skirt is comfy and can easily be dressed up when paired with a fancy blouse, or dressed down when paired with a more casual blouse like this one. The only negative about these skirts is that they tend to be snug around the waist, which is a great way to show off your figure, but not so great when you’re enjoying those big holiday meals. <— aka, there’s not much room to loosen the waist but there is some room to hide the “I’ve-eaten-way-too-much-and-swear-this-isn’t-a-baby-” bump. Of course I HAD to add a bold statement necklace to the look to make it feel even more glam for the holidays. [gallery type="rectangular" size="full" columns="2" ids="21295,21297"] If you’re looking to add a pleated skirt to your holiday wardrobe, I would give you the advice to try to find a more form-fitted blouse to pair with it. I tend to shy away from those blouses and usually buy more loose, flowing shirts but those don’t do you any favors when paired with a skirt like this (trust me!!). But the real question is, do you guys think I can pair tights with this look!? I’ve seen some great inspiration outfits on Pinterest that make tights and a puffy skirt look adorable and I’m hoping that’s the same for this outfit in case it’s crazy cold (… OR I want to hide those pale legs!).
Holiday Dress & Skirt FavoritesHere’s a round-up of some of our favorite dresses and skirts to help you get some inspiration for your fancy holiday outfit. Hopefully, once you invest in a quality dress or skirt, you can wear it all December long… and even into the New Year!
1 Drape Front Dress // 2. Wool Pencil Skirt (in all colors!) // 3. Swing Dress (long option) 4. Navy Skirt // 5. Plaid Skirt // 6. Lace Pencil Skirt 7. Classic LBD Dress // 8. A-Line Skirt // 9.Peplum Dress[signature]Bridget&Casey[/signature]]]>