Holiday Dress Tips
The weather is warm, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping – it’s holiday time. There is nothing better than dressing up in a comfortable holiday dress and going on a vacation. Every woman needs at least few of these pieces in her wardrobe. However, not all holiday dresses are created equal. However, the good news is that you will be able to stock up easily once you find a style that suits your body, but where to begin?
Shapes and Styles
With so many styles, cuts, fabrics and shapes to choose from, we are here to walk you through some of the trendiest options available that you can find here with us. Before you consider the various styles and colors to choose from, take your body shape into account. As a general rule of thumb:
- Straight bodies look best in form-fitting illusion dresses that use color blocking or patterns to create curves.
- Apple-shaped bodies look best in loose cuts that show off the arms and legs without clinging to the midsection. Go for shift styles and don’t be afraid of short cuts.
- Pear-shaped bodies look best in sleeveless styles that pull in at the waist and balloon out with a full skirt.
- Hourglass bodies look best in dresses with defined waists. Go for cuts that pull in at the middle at the slimmest point of the waist.
Obviously, there are other considerations to screen through when selecting your perfect holiday dress. How are the sleeves and the neckline? Are they comfy enough for you to wear your dress over and over? It’s also important to consider the color – it never hurts to find a dress you can wear across the seasons. A great example? Maroon! Summer florals and yellows are wonderful picks, but they can be much harder to transition into your seasonal wardrobes.
Let’s Talk Patterns
If you can’t have fun with patterns on a vacation, when can you? Your holiday is the perfect time to throw out some fun, flirty designs and patterns. That being said, you’ll want to pick a pattern that you absolutely love. Bold patterns are great; however, this is a dress you potentially want to wear as casual everyday-wear too – so don’t pick something that you won’t want to debut over and over. Subtle patterns will often work better across all seasons.
All the Colors of the Rainbow
The most important rule for choosing holiday dress colors is to stay away from dark shades. Not only do they not embody the spirit of the season, they attract the heat from the sun and will make you feel much hotter. That being said, go as bold or neutral as you like. Choose bright colors like orange and yellow, play it pale with pink and teal or choose neutral shades like beige and light blue.
Browse the broad range of options at TeresaClare, where you can find a wide selection of holiday dresses with subtle patterns you’ll love for your next holiday!