Ways To Wear: A Holiday Party Dress

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‘Tis the season to search endlessly for the best shopping deals, dress yourself up in head to toe sequins and be merry! At least that’s how I tend to act during the holidays… But seriously, the time of the year can be a pretty crazy and if you’re as popular as I know you are, I bet you have a few parties to attend. That means you’ll probably have to get a few new (expensive) party dresses too, right? Wrong! Today’s ways to wear is dedicated to showing you how to get the most out of your favorite party dress so it doesn’t start collecting dust in your closet after your first soiree.

Like I said earlier, I’m all about sparkle during the holidays. So when I made a spontaneous trip to Marshall’s the other day and saw this metallic gold dress, it was love at first sight. It’s pretty enough on its own for a party, but subtle enough to dress down for a more causal setting, which makes for a very versatile dress! So, I’ve tested out 4 looks for the price of one and I hope you find this helpful and/or inspiring for your holiday attire.

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WITH A SWEATER: Mixing textures is always a fun way to spice up an outfit without having to do anything drastic. Layering a chunky sweater over your dress is a great way to tone down the fancy factor, but is still dressy enough for a dinner date or happy hour.
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WITH A STATEMENT ACCESSORY: This option is definitely the quickest and easiest way to update your dress. I opted for a bright belt since the mesh neckline had enough going on already. You want to pair your dress with something unique, but will also complement the dress. Other fun options: lace tights, chandelier earrings or a bold lip!
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WITH A T-SHIRT: Whether it's graphic or solid, scoop neck or v-neck t-shirts are always one of my go-to items. Pairing one with a party dress may seem a bit strange, but it's actually makes for a fun, unexpected look! I chose an American Apparel v-neck so the neckline of my dress wouldn't be hidden. When you pair a tee with a dress it's important to cinch at the waist to give your look some shape. I decided to knot my shirt in the middle, but adding a belt is just as easy.
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  1. i love how you included the books in this.
    cute outfits!


  2. I'm a huge fan of all your Ways to Wear posts! I would have never thought of any of this!

    Love always,

    1. thank you mona! i'm glad you enjoy them :)


  3. cutest post in the history of the world. i love remixing holiday dresses because i can't always afford to buy a new one for every year or every holiday party. i'm officially on a hunt for a chunky sweater to wear with my velvet dress! also, i'm positively obsessed with your earrings.


    1. thanks nicole!! i like texture mixing ideas :)

  4. Love this! First you are so adorable, and I love how you incorporated the books into your post. I think my favorite option is with the pink belt, the detailed top of your dress is just darling!


  5. Congratulations for making it into this week Links a la mode!! Great outfit ideas!
    ❤ xoxo ❤


  6. Congrats on the LALM selection - The post is a great idea. I've got too many party dresses sitting in the back of the cupboard waiting for their next chance. Thanks for sharing!


  7. This post is wonderful! I just recently found your blog via pinterest.. It is probably going to be my newest obsession. I have so many clothes in my closet I have no idea what to do with, especially the cocktail dresses I've only worn once!

    Thank you for sharing!

  8. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.

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  9. Finest article I have ever seen! I love the ways you remixed these holiday party dresses. I would definitely try it out as I am unable to invariably afford to shop for a brand new dress for each party. Thanks for this article!