Dressing for the holidays can sometimes get way too predictable with the common warm colors of red and rust and plaid patterns. But holiday outfits need not be boring. In fact, this Thanksgiving season, you can add sparkle and shine to your OOTD with some of these awesome pieces. This season, embrace the sparkling shimmer of fabrics that brighten up your OOTD. Don’t be afraid to go daring, as it is also the best time to try something new. Swap the traditional suits with ones that have allover sequins or that little black dress with one that’s made of a shiny fabric. If you’re still dipping your toes into wearing shiny fabrics or sequins, try going for one piece at a time. A blazer or top would be great paired with a conservative pair of black slacks and pumps. The key is to remain comfortable in trying out these trends, but ensuring that you’re able to express yourself through key pieces.
Thanksgiving Dinner Fashion: All the Shine and Shimmer
1. Ted Baker Micaeli Puff Sleeve Top
One of the most common holiday staples in one’s closet is a shiny black top that you can pair with almost any type of bottoms. Consider the Micaeli Puff Sleeve Top from Ted Baker, which features a mock neck, elbow-length puff sleeves with banded cuffs, and a back zip closure that makes it easy to wear. Imagine this with a jewel-tone skirt or a sexy pair of leather pants or a micro mini number and a pair of boots. The possibilities are endless! This must-have black top is made from polyester, elastane, viscose, polyamide. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
2. WAYF Encore Wide Leg Sequin Pants
This holiday season, turn heads with this gorgeous pair of wide leg sequin pants from WAYF. The Encore pants fits true to size and feature a 14-inch rise and a 32-inch inseam. It also features a wide-leg silhouette that is definitely on trend and allover sequins that will let you shine and shimmer throughout the evening. This pair of pants features a shell and lining made of 90% polyester/10% nylon and a lining made from 97% polyester/3% spandex. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
3. AQUA Metallic Lamé Shirred Top
Embody glamorous style with the Aqua Metallic Lamé Shirred Top, which features a crewneck, long blouson sleeves, elasticized cuffs, shirred center front, striated metallic lamé fabric, and a back keyhole with button closure. It’s easy to pair with some black slacks or even pair with a blazer for a more formal daytime look. This gorgeous shirred top is made from 95% polyester/5% metallic. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
4. A.L.C. Elara Tiered Smocked Waist Dress
This season, be golden with this A.L.C. Elara Tiered Smocked Waist Dress, which features stretchy fabric that will stay comfortable even throughout the most filling dinners! This dress is designed for a relaxed fit and features a round neck, sleeveless, fit-and-flare silhouette, and a back keyhole with button closure. It also features a textured metallic threading throughout and a tiered skirt with a smocked waist. It’s easy to wear on its own or layered for colder evenings. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
5. Mac Duggal Mock Neck Mini Dress
If you’re ready to party throughout Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season, then go for this Mac Duggal Mock Neck Mini Dress, which provides just enough shine and shimmer so you can dance all night long. It features a mock neck, back zipper closure, long sleeves, sheath silhouette, metallic mirrored fabric, and a slit at the front that’s perfect for showing off just the right amount of skin. This dress will definitely take you through all the parties ’til dawn and throughout New Year’s Eve. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
Shimmering Holiday Dresses for the Festive Season
1. AQUA Metallic Dot Smocked Mini Dress
If you’re looking to turn heads this season, consider the Aqua Metallic Dot Smocked Mini Dress, which provides a relaxed fit at the bust and hip and is fitted at the waist. It is designed with non-stretch fabric for a mini length and features a V-neck with self-tie closure, smocked shoulders, long semi-sheer puff sleeves with elasticized ruffle cuffs, a shirred blouson bodice, smocked waist, a shirred tiered skirt, and allover metallic dot print. It also features a pullover style that is easy to wear. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
2. AQUA Metallic Chevron Lace Up Mini Dress
Show off your curves this holiday season with this Aqua Metallic Chevron Lace Up Mini Dress, which offers a body-hugging fit at the bust, and waist and hip and stretchy fabric that’s comfortable to wear to dance parties and sinners this holiday season. It features a deep V-neck, long sleeves, front half lace-up placket with tie closure, allover metallic dot chevron pattern, and back concealed zip closure. Exclusively available at Bloomingdale’s.
3. Mac Duggal Long Sleeve Embellished Bodycon Dress
Body con dresses never go out of style. Just like this stunning piece from Mac Duggal that will make you look svelte this holiday season. This dress features a jewel neck, back zipper closure, long sleeves, and allover bead and sequin embellishments. It’s easy to pair with statement earrings and a trusty pair of stilettos. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
4. Ramy Brook Richie Sequined Mini Dress
For those who want to show off a little more skin at evening soirees this holiday season, consider the Ramy Brook Richie Sequined Mini Dress, which is easy to layer or wear on its own. It features a straight neckline, sleeveless, open back with adjustable crisscross straps, front gathered skirt overlay, tulip hem, and zip closure. Made in India. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
5. ba&sh Divina Flocked Metallic Mini Dress
Turn heads this holiday season with this Divina metallic mini dress from ba&sh, which features a crossover V-neck, three-quarter shirred puff sleeves, faux-wrap silhouette, flocked metallic fabric, and side concealed zip closure. This party-ready mini dress offers just the right amount of shimmer and shine so you can party all night long throughout all Thanksgiving and Christmas parties. Great to pair with statement earrings and stiletto sandals or heels. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
Boss Lady Dresses for the Holiday Season
1. Lauren Ralph Lauren Plaid Sequin Polo Dress
Who doesn’t love a good Ralph Lauren piece? This dress features a body-skimming fit at the bust, waist, and hip and is made of slightly stretch fabric. It’s designed to hit above the knee to show off just enough skin. With a spread collar, this dress features short sleeves, a partial front concealed button placket, gold-tone logo buttons, allover plaid sequin embellishment, and solid ribbed trim. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
2. Ted Baker Brooklyn Sequin Mock Neck Dress
This gorgeous svelte sequin mock neck dress from Ted Baker offers a slit at the side hem for just the right breezy comfort. It features long sleeves with allover sequins that provide shine with every move. Perfect to pair with statement earrings and heels. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
3. Eliza J Sequin Bishop Sleeve Dress
This gorgeous Eliza J sequin bishop sleeve dress is something a party hostess would wear this holiday season. It features a round neck, a back zipper closure, bishop sleeves, a keyhole at front yoke, a sheath silhouette, and allover sequins that provide shimmer and shine with every move. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
4. Ramy Brook Esme Chainmail Mini Dress
This stunning mini dress from Ramy Brook is definitely an evening party must-have. It features a deep crossover V-neck, long sleeves, chainmail fabric, and a back concealed zip closure. It’s perfect for evening parties or date night this holiday season. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
5. Adrianna Papell Plus Metallic Jersey Mini Tuxedo Dress
Bring out your inner boss babe this holiday season with this gorgeous tuxedo dress from Adrianna Papell Plus, which features a fitted bust and waist and a relaxed fit at the hips. This svelte dress features a crossover V neckline with shawl collar, slightly padded shoulders, long sleeves, unattached self belt at waist, faux wrap A-line skirt, and back zip closure with hook-and-eye. Look sharp in this dress that definitely spells power. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
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