COLUMN: Holiday fashion trends to be the hit of the party
Heather Brown, The Oklahoma Daily
’Tis the season for holiday parties and festive fashions. Here are a few trends to make you stand out as you’re making the rounds at holiday celebrations.
The little black dress has been a holiday party staple for years. This year is no exception, but look for new variations on this classic. The little black dress is being updated with gold accents and shimmer. These slight variations can take your look to the next level.
The summer dress trend of hemlines that are shorter in front and longer in the back is transforming into a winter trend. However, the color of the dress is really what will set you apart, according to Dainty Hooligan manager Gina Kenny. Deep reds and purples will be hot this winter.
Chevron is the pattern of the season, Kenny said. The contrast from black to white is dramatic, and the zigzag pattern is unique and eye-catching. If you can pull off confidence in this look, you’re sure to stand out.
Tacky Christmas Sweater Parties
One of the most adorkable themed Christmas parties is the ugly or tacky Christmas sweater party. It is surprisingly difficult to find a sweater tacky enough to wear to a tacky sweater party.
Goodwill is hit-or-miss, but it still is a good idea to check it out. You may stumble upon the perfect reindeer sweater with a red cotton-ball for a nose. And an elderly lady literally may grab that sweater out of your hands (I’m not bitter).
If you don’t find what you are looking for, other thrift stores usually have some good sweaters. If all else fails, try Walmart.
The hardest thing about tacky sweater shopping is that the only real way to find the right one is to stumble upon it. Much like the wand chooses the wizard, the tacky sweater chooses its owner.
New Years Eve Parties
Ring in 2013 in style. Sequins are back in full swing for New Year’s Eve festivities. It may be the one time a year it is acceptable to wear a dress covered in sequins, so take full advantage.
One surprisingly fresh New Year’s Eve trend this year is a winter white dress rather than a dark color. All white outfits are crisp and chic. Since most people will lean towards darker colors, those who rock a white dress will stand out among the crowd.
Shannon Borden is a professional writing sophomore.