Top Tips Dressing for the Holidays: Ladies
Dressing for holiday events can be a tricky thing. Oftentimes, women will call each other and ask, “What are you wearing?” before attending an event, even if it’s a simple family gathering. We have this fear of underdressing, overdressing, or wearing the wrong kind of dress to a party and feeling uncomfortable and out of place.
Silver Sage is here to help you out with our top tips for dressing this holiday season. Whether you are attending a work party, family dinner, Christmas or New Year’s or any other holiday get-together over the next month or two, these tips should make you fit in, look great, and, more importantly, feel comfortable and fabulous.
Tip 1: It’s always better to overdress than underdress. Women are often concerned about overdressing, but that should never be a problem. Better to look fabulous than look like you’re ready to go grocery shopping.
Tip 2: Keep it simple. Whether it’s color choice, pattern, or ensemble, keeping it simple and elegant as a Silver Sager is always the better option. Simple color choices for the holidays include blacks, dark greens, whites and reds. If choosing a patterned dress, skirt, or top, keep the pattern simple. Avoid all tacky holiday, cartoon, or animal patterns.
Tip 3: No bows or bold colors. As a Silver Sager, bows are a bit dated, and bold colors for the holidays other than those mentioned above can look silly during the holidays. However, regardless if you’re more of a warm-tone or cool-tone woman, keeping the color monochromatic with just a splash of color is best during the holidays. If you want hot pink, add it to your scarf rather than to the whole dress. Classic elegance is best.
Tip 4: It’s all about the shoes. As we age, it’s always best to keep our clothing choices clean, simple, and elegant. Yet there is no reason you can’t go a bit wild with your shoes. Whether you prefer flats, heels, or boots, this is an area to let your personality shine through. Cheap, worn-out shoes should stay in the closet for the holidays. Bring out your best dancing shoes even if you don’t plan on dancing. They complement the entire outfit from head to toe and leave you a spot to go glam if you so choose.
Tip 5: Jewelry never goes out of style. I still have my grandmother’s costume necklaces that make anything I wear look more elegant and sophisticated. Whether it’s pearls, jewels, or something special from your children, let your jewelry shine on. It can add sparkle and pizzazz to any simple black ensemble.
Tip 6: Less makeup is more. At any age over 40, makeup that sparkles most likely belongs to your children or grandchildren. And if it doesn’t, it should. As we age, our beauty shines through. So don’t cover your face with heavy foundation, garish eye shadows, or heavy eyeliners. Keep your makeup clean, simple, and classy. If you’re feeling a bit bold, do it with your lipstick color not on the eyes. The old days of blue or purple eyeshadow are long gone for us and for most women in general.
So here are our tips for dressing for the holidays. We wish you the happiest and merriest of seasons. You are going to look gorgeous and have a fabulous time!
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