Thursday, November 29, 2012

Take Your Holiday Dressing Up a Notch, Part 4

When I post photos of gorgeous vintage evening gowns and party dresses here on my blog or on my Facebook or Pinterest pages, one of the most common reactions I get is, "Why don't we dress up like this any more?" It is a shame that our society has become so casual that a pair of jeans and a t-shirt will suffice for most social occasions. Instead of bemoaning that fact, however, why not become part of a change back toward more formal dressing? An easy way to start is to amp up what you wear to all the holiday parties and get togethers you'll be attending in the next month. This week, I'll be looking at ways to accomplish that.  Choose one or more of these ideas, but don't do them all at once please!

The jewels, les bijoux, the baubles, the bangles, the beads.  If ever there was a time of the year to wear your boldest, sparkliest, and best jewelry, this is IT!!!  Don't be shy.  Pile it on!


Wear a necklace that captures your sense of fun and flamboyance!
Break out the heirloom jewels.  Why leave them sitting in a safe?  Wear them!!!


Wear your biggest, boldest earrings.


Pile on an armful of bracelets.

Wear a huge statement brooch.  Or wear a group of smaller ones.


Get creative!  You can even wear jewelry in your hair.  

In fact, if you want to bring out your inner princess, 
there is absolutely no reason why you should not wear a tiara.  
Go for it!!!!!


1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this series! I don't have a lot of occasion for a ball gown (ok, none) but for the few festive holiday occasions I do have coming up, I plan to dress up as much as I can. I'll be wearing velvet & cashmere, if it's cold enough, and will trot out my sparkly vintage costume jewels. I am so tired of people wearing nothing but jeans! Let's make an effort, people!

---Jill Ann

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