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healthy for the holidays: what to wear to a party (fancy)

One of the fun things about holiday season is getting together with friends and family. There are many occasions for getting together and I love getting dressed up! I tend to pick dresses that I feel are the most flattering for my body as well as appropriate for the occasion (you wouldn’t wear a micro-mini to dinner at Grandma’s, would you?)

Here are a few of my favorite outfits for holiday season this year as well as a few clothing suggestions:

When I’m going to a party I want to make sure that I think about what I’m likely to be doing there. If I think I may end up playing with the kids on the floor, I will opt for pants or a flared skirt. If I know I’m going to be standing for most of the evening, I probably won’t wear my fabulous 5″ cage heels.

My favorite outfits are shown below:

Style Files: Sequin Mini

Top: Express Portofino Shirt; Skirt: Express; Shoes: Ferragamo

Style Files: LBD

Dress: Max Studio; Shoes: Ferragamo

Here are some suggestions from some of my go-to places/brands for holiday dresses. I generally don’t like to spend too much on a special occasion dress (I only wear them a few times each year, at most). Usually my first go-to place is Loehmann’s or even T.J.Maxx but I also have found some really good dresses at places like Express or The Limited.

The Limited Sequin Scroll Sheath Dress

The Limited Tie Front Sheath Dress

BCBG Max Azria Barbara One Shoulder Evening Gown

What are your favorite outfits for holiday parties? How do you decide what to wear?
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