People want to look their best during this festive season, whether it's a pre-Christmas lunch, a fabulous cocktail party or just visiting relatives on the big day.
There are some great trends this festive season, and will not only flatter, but inspire and make you look and feel great as well.
Christmas and the Little Black Dress seem to go hand in hand, and this season is no different. From strapless prom dresses, to understated tunics, and even feathered numbers with that wow factor, there are a lot of fabulous styles to choose from. Remember to select something that shows your personal sense of style and is flattering to your body shape. If wearing a short, strappy dress makes you feel uncomfortable, then go for something more substantial, like a one-shouldered, knee-length dress, one that has sex appeal to spare and won't leave you feeling uncovered. Don't be afraid to push the fashion envelope, teaming a short, black dress with black tights, or pop a cute shrug over a hot, strapless number and look like a million dollars.
Gorgeous dresses in luxuriously bold colors are really hot this year. If you want to look stunning for your seasonal parties, evenings out and drinks before dinner, try wearing damsons, plums, clarets and other colors that reflect the season. Tone down jewellery and accessories and leave it to the dress to make a statement.
Or maybe you're considering pants for a night on the town. Consider some black trapeze trousers paired with a sequined top and stiletto heels. For instant chic, complete the look with a simple clutch and beaded, black cuff bangle.
If you want an outfit that is cool and edgy, why not consider pairing satin skinny pants with platform heels and a glitzy halterneck? Just add a small silver purse and chandelier earrings and you are good to go.
It's important to incorporate an amazing grooming and beauty regime to add the finishing touch to your Christmas outfit. Don't overlook the small details. Waxing and exfoliating before applying a touch of artificial tan will ensure glowing skin, while a good manicure will really make a difference to your finished look.
And how about the big day? Can you be comfortable, stylish, and chic at the same time? Why, yes! We're infatuated with this season's slouch trousers which are practical, flattering, and downright gorgeous! Very stylish without trying too hard, they are perfect for Christmas day coupled with a pussy bow blouse and some mid-height heels. Grab some wide leg jeans and a luxurious cashmere knit for an understated, festive look that will have you feeling chic and comfortable all day long.
If dresses are more your speed, a simple tunic dress that reaches just below the knee with opaque, black tights and chunky heels is not only a cool look, but easy to pull off.
Choose a fabulous coat to pull your look together. This season, the choices are infinite. A classic length funnel neck coat will flatter any figure, while a cape coat with bold, brass buttons is the go to shape this season. Pay attention to details like oversized bow tie collars, or an edgy check print to make your whole outfit pop! Spending a bit more on a good quality coat is always worthwhile.
During the festive season, we spend so much time focusing on doing things for others that we often put ourselves on the back burner. It's okay to pamper yourself, and keep checking in on OnTrend.co.uk to find fabulous fashion at a store in your area, or buy online for stress free shopping.
Have a great Christmas - you've earned it!
Fiona Cameron is editor of OnTrend.co.uk, the online fashion digest. It brings a fun and approachable selection of the best trends from the High Street stores each day, together with quick and easy links to the featured products on the stores’ sites should you want to buy. So, visit http://www.ontrend.co.uk today!