I remember my friends discussing about the December holidays a few months ago, what should we be doing and how we need to plan the celebrations, etc. Back then everybody’s response was that we still have a lot of time and now here we are, barely ten days to Christmas and less than a month before we celebrate the beginning to another year.
Christmas, a festival celebrated worldwide annually as Christmas Eve, on the 24th of December solemnizing the birth of Jesus Christ, where people decorate their houses, exchange gifts and celebrate it with their loved ones. Christmas has always been a fascinating festival for me since childhood, decorating the Christmas tree, the crib, fascinating stories, the star lamp, a lovely home-cooked meal and the sweet midnight carols. There is so much love and warmth in everything that happens around. My birthplace Shillong, is one of the coldest with temperature decreasing to 1-2 degrees on winters, and although I loved celebrating it in those chilly wintry weather, I always wished it snowed. I get dreamy eyed picturing a snowy Christmas, wining and dining with your loved ones in your cozy home with a beautiful huge Christmas tree right beside a chimney. Sigh!
Holiday Fashion Trends (Christmas):
As much as lace, silk, satin and velvet in black, purple and green are trending in, the traditional color red and white with sequins, gold and glitter details still holds good for a perfect Christmas party attire. You can also play around with tartans, fur and brocades in silver and metallic. (More details coming up on my next post)
While we are talking about winter-outfits, shimmer and velvets, take a look at one of our latest posts on All that glitters is velvet and gold!
About the look:
For my first look, I decided to stick to the traditional color Christmas theme with a touch of the 80’s and wear a red knit, puff full-sleeved dress with a sequinned collar detail, which I paired my with golden Lara Karen pumps. A red knit dress is perfect for the occasion, for not only does it keep up with the the holiday theme, but keeps you warm enough and helps you spare another layer of clothing which you might want to get rid of while indoors in a room full of people.
Now, whether you decide to do a full glitter or a statement piece of clothing, I cannot think of a Christmas party outfit without a little bling on the dress. So, if you happen to have a plain solid dress, you can accessorize it with playful brooches and bold neck-pieces, or just put a shimmery shrug or a golden scarf on.
I kept my make-up subtle with a frosty gloss for the lips which has a golden tinge in it, with mild golden and brown eye-shadow to balance the whole look out, for the dress is catchy enough in all it’s red and glitter glory. For the hair keeping retro in mind, I did a simple messy poofy ponytail.
Tip: For a bright and bold colored outfit, it’s always best to keep the make-up soft and minimal.
Hope you enjoyed the first look, stay tuned for my next post on the complete Christmas shopping guide and gifts and of-course, the second look.
Dress: Cherrydress/ Shoes: Jabong
Concept, Styling, Hair & Make-Up, Modelling, Edit: Smita Roy Majumder
Photography: Team S’n’T