The Fashion Blueprint: Finding the right holiday dress for you

We want to look our best during the holidays — especially single ladies. So get into the mindset of looking sharp. The hunt is on for that perfect holiday dress.

“This holiday season, I think women are looking for the ‘wow’ factor look,” Kristen Silva, personal stylist for Nordstrom, said. “The holiday season is the perfect time for women to play dress up and enjoy being more bold and daring than usual.”

According to “Women’s Wear Daily,” the color-blocking trend continues for the holidays as designers work with contrasting hues on everything from tops to cocktail dresses.

This fashion trend combines bold, eccentric colors with their opposites. Strategically placed contrasting and complementing imaginative, bright colors create a unique look. Start with neutrals like blue, black, white, grey and camel, and use them to block the vivid colors.

“Some dresses I recommend this season would include a ruched-stretch satin sheath dress that’s very flattering for many body types and I love the daring plunging neckline,” Silva said. “Since peplum is huge right now, another dress is an illusion yoke peplum dress and this little black dress would look great paired with red lips and some killer red heels.”

When in doubt wear the little black dress. While everything outside is frosty and iced this edgy trend is perfect for winter.

“The little black dress should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe and this holiday season is no exception,” Silva said. “Besides the fact that black is an all-around flattering color on any body shape, it’s very easy to add pops of color or extravagant jewelry.”

From strapless frocks to black sequined minis, stand out this holiday season and be the life of the party.

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