Friday, November 21, 2008

How to Dress Up Your Hair for the Holidays

If you're like me, you'll be wearing a dress you already own to your holiday parties this year instead of going out to buy a new one. But how can you make your outfit look different on a budget? How about dressing up your hair with accessories?

A dramatic cocktail hat from the 1950's is one way to make an impression. A woman in a hat exudes confidence, poise, and style. And a dramatic sweep of aigrette feathers adds a hint of mystery and allure to your outfit.

Take one dramatic chandelier earring and wear it in your hair instead of on your earlobe. An old fashioned bobby pin will hold it in place.

Or use a dramatic rhinestone brooch to accent your up-do instead of your lapel. Use bobby pins to anchor it in place.

A black satin ribbon cockade worn over the ear looks grown-up and just right. This could look too babyish if worn at the top or back of the head, so be careful with placement.

Want to wear dramatic feathers without donning a hat? This vintage 1950's hair comb is adorned with black ostrich plumes and can be worn in many different ways. Available at Couture Allure for $45.

4 comments:

Sal said...

Eeee! What fantastic tips! Now I just need to get invited to a fancy party so I can implement them ...

prettypennydesigns said...

Great tips! I think accessories are the perfect thing when you can't buy new clothes. I've been making vintage inspired bows for my store.
http://www.prettypennydesigns.etsy.com

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

How about that private party with a bottle of champagne in front of the fire on New Year's Eve???

metscan said...

Charming, I must say. I´m not a vintage person but these look nice.

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