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Christmas, New Year’s Party Dresses

THE Christmas season is here, and with it, come the invitations to attend numerous parties, giving us all an excuse to dress up, do our hair and glam up our makeup. Before you take out your customary little black dress to go to that party, we dare you to experiment with florals or sequins this holiday season. Take a look at a few of our favourite outfits from A la Mode (JQ Mall), Envy (Baywalk Mall) and Tweet 6 Teen (JQ Mall). Envy has some great dresses for under $200, A La Mode has designer ensembles, as well as a wide selection of shoes that range in cost from $175- $350, and Tweet 6 Teen is currently running an in store special where with any purchase you will receive a free pair of earring or bracelet to match your outfit.

Florals
We don’t typically think of florals as being festive, but with the right styling, a floral print can help you to stand out among a sea of high shine clad ladies. Bring this Adrianna Papell dress into the holiday season by pairing it with a metallic clutch and red high heels which will subtly coordinate with the red floral print on the dress (Adrianna Papel dress, $454, A La Mode).

Metallics
These high-shine metallic dresses will allow you to look glamourous and play up your sex- appeal with their short hemlines. (Black and Gold dress, $350, Tweet 6 Teen; Silver dress $229, Black Top $135, Gold Skirt $249, Envy; Black and Gold dress with lace trim and floral print by Nicole Miller, $684, A La Mode).

Sequins
Sequins make a statement because they are fun, dressy and flashy. Different coloured sequins can create a dazzling effect, so, instead of sticking to the standard black or silver sequins why not try the gold or green sequined dresses featured here? Word to the Wise: Pair your sequined dress with simple accessories to avoid going overboard with this look (no matching sequined shoes or clutches please) (Gold sequin dress, ElieTahari, $569, A La Mode; Green Shimmery dress, $185, Envy).

Two Piece Sets
Two piece sets have been trending for more than a year, and are regularly worn by Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Beyoncé. Turn heads in this luxury lace two piece set, or, for a polished and feminine look, pair this midi skirt with this black and gold top, which will add some glamour to your look with its shine. (Lace Two Piece, $400, Midi Skirt $195 and Black & Gold Top $110, Tweet 6 Teen).

by Malika Cenac

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