‘Tis the season for red and green! For most of the year, we recommend avoiding this colour combination but when it comes to celebrating Christmas these two hues can mix and mingle and be totally appropriate.
Though it fits with the season, wearing red and green together can still look tacky if you go over the top with it. The best way to work this combination is to focus on either red or green and add touches of the other. The gorgeous Besotted Red Lace Dress is a great piece to start the outfit with. It’s all red but the texture of the lace breaks up the colour and adds lots of femininity and visual interest.
When you choose your accessories, you’ve got a couple of options. To go with the Besotted Red Lace Dress, a simple green and silver bracelet is a classy choice that is simple and versatile and its colour next to your dress will bring a bit of Christmas to the overall look. If you’re feeling extra festive, you can go for some Christmas-themed accessories as well. While there are lots of tacky options in this category, there are also great pieces that are super stylish! Simplicity is really key here; look for jewelry with Chistmas shapes (like gifts, trees, bells, or angels) in solid silver or gold instead of colours. A silver holiday charm bracelet or gold jingle bell earrings are nice touches that are very Christmasy but not too gimmicky. You could even add a thin patent leather belt for a nod to Santa that isn’t too costumey and emphasizes your waist! Finish this look with a pair of sexy heels that match your dress.
If you’re looking for a truly bold Christmas outfit, try our Besotted Dazzle Sheath Dress with a red singlet slip underneath! The red peeking through the emerald-coloured dress creates a beautiful effect that combines both of the season’s main colours. Since the body of this outfit features plenty of both red and green, stick with metallic accessories. Any more red or green pieces will push this look into excessive whereas some silver jewelry will enhance the style in the outfit. Throw on some black pumps and a Fanciful Cardi-Jacket to balance out the colour and you’ll be ready to go to the party!
If you’re excited for the holidays but want to keep the festivity in your look to a minimum, skip the red and green combination and choose just one of them for a more subtle Christmas outfit. The single colour will still feel festive but is charmingly understated. The Besotted Red Lace Dress is still great for this look or try our Minx Mint Dress for a soft look in a more delicate shade. For this look, instead of green accessories or jewelry with obviously Christmasy shapes choose some pieces that are just mildly festive. Stars and bows can be worn all year round without a thought of the holidays, but when with a cute red dress to a holiday party they add a bit of a Christmas vibe.
Your outfit can also hint at the holidays without any red or green at all. A white and gold outfit looks quite posh and can feel very festive if you’re celebrating the season! The Angelic Flossy Tunic with a Popsicle Corset Skirt in white creates a bright, heavenly look that will stun at any Christmas get-together. Like the red outfit above, this one looks great with metallic jewelry and some subtle Christmas shapes will make it clear you’re feeling the spirit of the season!
If you aren’t into themed outfits or don’t personally celebrate Christmas you might prefer an un-themed look for your party. A classic little black dress is a timeless option that will ensure you look totally chic! Lilika’s Duchess Embossed Dress is a posh piece that looks fantastic with some gold accessories and black pumps.
For a lighter look, try the Besotted Lace Sheath Dress instead. Its lace body is very feminine and the cream colour is great for all kinds of events. Pair it with some glittery heels, a statement necklace, and a thin metallic belt for a look that is undeniably fabulous.
Feeling the joy of the holidays doesn’t always mean you want to show it in your clothes. Red and green certainly aren’t mandatory for your Christmas party outfits! Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in and enjoy the festivities.
So whether you’re looking to let your Christmas spirit shine through your outfit or just want to look cute for a party, these holiday fashion tips should keep you looking incredible through the season. Whatever you decide to wear, be sure to spread some joy and enjoy your time with loved ones!