How to Dress Up for a Holiday Party Without Buying Anything New
A new holiday dress can be very expensive, and most families are on very tight budgets today. Buying a new dress that you may never wear again just for a holiday party can put you in debt or drain your fashion budget for the entire year. Rather than getting something new, why not consider some ways of dressing up items you already have? They can be perfectly appropriate for your holiday party without costing you anything.
A nice little black dress is the best foundation to create a holiday look. One of the advantages of the classic little black dress is that you can add accessories and decorative items to create a formal look very easily. Consider an oversized brooch and some other chunky jewelry pieces for a festive look.
You can also add a metallic belt to dress it up. For a fun look, choose a metallic shawl you can tie at the hips for a fun and fancy style. Add some patterned tights and your best pumps and you’re ready for your party.
Sparkles and sequins always look good for the holidays, and you can invest in a very affordable sequined top that you pair with a black pencil skirt and black pumps for your party. Choose a sleeveless variety that’s loose and carefree so you can dance and so that it has some movement.
You may also have some pieces in your closet that work for holiday parties but which you don’t typically wear. A deep purple silk blouse with a grey skirt and platform pumps can get you in the party mood, or you might have a full A-line skirt you can pair with a silky fitted tee and brightly colored pumps. Don’t neglect checking any piece you have in your wardrobe when putting together a holiday outfit.
Your accessories and makeup will also make a difference in making you look ready to party for the holidays. A party is the time to wear your statement earrings or several strands of long beads. Check and see if you have Mardi Gras beads you can pair with that silky tee for a fun look.
Glittery makeup is usually best for holidays and parties. Use glittering nail polish and eye shadow for a fun look. A small bit of body glitter on the shoulders when you wear a sleeveless dress can also look great and is very affordable. A bold lipstick color is also good for a holiday party. Put all these tips together to create a look for a holiday party that is fun and festive but affordable as well.