Fab Five: The Best Holiday Dresses & Styling Tips
Happy Friday, dear readers! We’re excited to continue our new tradition. We’re posting about five of our favorite dresses different categories every Friday.
With the holiday season just around the corner, today’s Fab Five will cover five of our favorite holiday dresses. These dresses seriously have it all. They dazzle, flatter and will make you the life of the holiday party.
There’s something else in addition to our usual Fab Five Friday post. We are also launching another series. Our Friday Freebie makeup giveaways!
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Be sure to head over to our Twitter pages for Jovani & JVN to get the scoop on how to enter & win! Winners will be announced the following Thursday. Another chance to win will happen each Freebie Friday until we run out of the goodies.
Exciting stuff! Now on to those fabulous holiday dresses….
Fave Holiday Dress #1: Black Fit & Flare Jeweled Neckline Short Dress – Jovani Style 33976
This could be THE little black dress to buy this holiday season. It fit right into just about any party environment. It will also make you stand out in the very best way.
We love so many things about this short party dress. That includes the full skirt and nipped-in waist (so flattering), and the built-in jeweled neckline. Thanks to the illusion mesh fabric at the top of the dress, you don’t even have to worry about accessorizing.
No need to match jewelry with your holiday dress. All you have to do is slip right into this gorgeous little number and your look is 100% done. Who doesn’t love holiday dressing made easy?
For a bit more of a covered-up look, we suggest throwing a fur shrug over the top of this dress. Add a pair of opaque black stockings to protect from a winter chill. Finish it off with a pair of black velvet closed toe pumps for a simple and stunning statement.
Speaking of the statement, the only other accessory you’ll want to consider adding is a gemstone statement ring. Think of it as the icing on the cake. Add one in your favorite gemstone – rubies, sapphires or emeralds are just the tickets for the holidays.
Fave Holiday Dress #2: Navy Beaded Open-Back Mermaid Dress – Jovani Style 41436
Navy has been a classic color since the beginning of fashion. In an interesting twist, it has also become one of the hottest colors for Fall & Winter 2016. Navy is just as versatile as black, but it provides that hint of color that is great for festive holiday celebrations.
Create your own version of a gorgeous starry night by donning Jovani’s beaded navy mermaid dress. We just love how it hugs a woman’s curves in all the right places. The mermaid silhouette is nearly universally flattering.
This style holiday cocktail dress is a great option for women with a smaller chest. The illusion bust makes it very sexy without requiring any cleavage. The mesh keeps everything together to prevent any accidental reveals.
Did we mention the back of this gown is open? As if you didn’t get enough beautiful details from the embellishment and plunge front! You will look just as stunning leaving as you do coming into the party.
If you’ve been working on toning your back all year, now is the time to show it off in this pretty holiday dress.
Fave Holiday Dress #3: Black Strapless Plunge Neckline Ballgown – Jovani Style 35107
This floor-length class black ballgown is for the fanciest of holiday events. It’s a classic in so many ways. That includes the ballgown skirt, the sweetheart strapless neckline, and the classic black color. It offers a splash of the unexpected with the dramatic plunge neckline.
There are a few other things that make this Christmas dress special. These set it a notch above the rest. First off, it has pockets. Ballgown dresses with pockets are one of our very favorite things.
What could be better than room to store your lipstick, credit card, and cell phone without having to tote around a clutch all evening? And when you have nowhere to put your hands, tucking them just inside the pockets of your stunning ballgown! This simple pose will make you look instantly chic.
When you turn around, the back offers the slightest sneak-peek of skin above the skirt line. It’s a sexy little detail that makes it more special than other dress designs that are simpler. It’s such a unique feature.
Jovani always strives to think of every little detail that makes you look great from every angle. This gown is no exception. It appears so classic but has some amazing twists!
Our final favorite detail of this classic black stunner is the embellished bejeweled belt. It adds that extra sparkle that makes it perfect for fancy holiday gatherings. And who doesn’t love just a touch of bling in their holiday dress?
Fave Holiday Dress #4: Navy & Nude Fitted Embellished Cocktail Dress – Jovani Style 36349
We’re back with one more short cocktail dress for our Fab Five. This dress is a perfect knee-length. The cut makes it so flattering and leg-lengthening.
It’s also a great pick for just about any size woman. From petite to curvaceous, the silhouette is one that is universally flattering. It will suit an array of body types.
Another wonderful thing about this dress is that it is quite conservative. The nude slip underneath and embellishment makes it interesting and stylish. However, the dress starts at just under the neck and ends at the knee.
The sophisticated cut makes it a great choice for work holiday events and family holiday gatherings. To accessorize this dress, simply add a fun ring or bracelet. Complete the look with a large pair of gemstone studs and your outfit is complete.
Fave Holiday Dress #5: Black and Nude Embellished Mermaid Dress – Jovani Style 37812
The grand finale to our Fab Five this Friday is Jovani’s black and nude embellished mermaid dress. This is another one of those picks that is almost universally flattering. It creates a gentle hourglass silhouette.
It might be that your body type is apple shaped and you want to create more of a feminine figure. You may have some lovely curves already and you want to accentuate your natural beauty. This dress will fit your body in all the right places.
The mermaid silhouette is another classic shape. The combination of the mermaid skirt and the boldly embellished bodice take it from ho-hum to super stunner. This is another dress that is still covered up and keeps everything in place despite the sexy illusion.
The embellishments on the bodice of this dress include both beading and bejeweled elements. These are sewn in together for fabulous effect. The bodice will catch the light and bright the attention to your face and eyes.
The flattering mermaid skirt creates a clean, slim look for your lower half. All in all, it’s a win-win.
More Pretty Holiday Dress Options
If you favor a different dress, check out our other lovely evening dress options over at Jovani’s evening dress page. Happy Holidays, and have a fabulous Friday! XOXO