3 Holiday Looks For Your Next Festive Party

The holidays are the perfect time to dazzle. We love these three going out looks.

City Style and Living Winter 2023 Holiday Gowns For Your Every Mood Red
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What to Wear to Make a Statement for Christmas

Red Sequin Gown

Nothing says the holidays like a bit of sparkle. So, choosing an embellished dress in the colour of the season – statement red – is a no-brainer. With all that glitter, keep accessories minimal, like a simple headband or handbag. Put on a pair of heeled knee-grazing boots in a complimentary shade to complete the look.

What to Wear: Deepa Gurnani Czar Imitation Pearl Headband, $276.40; Mach & Mach Medium Samantha Double Bow Top Handle Bag, $1,284.22; Stuart Weitzman 5050 Bold Boot, $1,025; Dodo Bar Or Sequined maxi dress, $748.

City Style and Living Winter 2023 Holiday Gowns For Your Every Mood White
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What to Wear for New Years Eve?

Snow White Muse

In a sea of drab greys, plain browns and brooding blacks, winter white cuts through the moodiness with uplifting precision. It’s a reminder of drifts of snow, skating rinks and snowflakes tumbling down. Best as a head-to-toe shade including accessories.

What to Wear: Paco Rabanne scalloped lace maxi dress, $890 (USD); Cult Gaia Sirena Clutch, $550; Vaincourt L’ingénieuse Leather Corset Belt, $351.83; Adriana Orsini Taylor Small Vine 18K Gold-Plated & Cubic Zirconia Chandelier Earrings, $170.59; Aritzia Babaton slip satin midi skirt $98, aritzia.com.

City Style and Living Winter 2023 Holiday Gowns For Your Every Mood Dark Angel
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What to Wear for Dinner with Friends?

Dark Angel

Sometimes, during festive season, you want to tap into your dark side with vixen lips, gothic eyeshadow, and plenty of liner! Choose a sheer gown or one with nude panelling to keep it on theme and sexy nonetheless. Platforms are a must, but keep the accessories metallic or dark stones.

What to Wear: Max Mara Prosit floral silk maxi dress, $2,190; Sydney Evan Evil Eye 14-karat gold multi-stone bracelet, $2,035 (USD); Aritzia Alchemy Dress in rich mocha brown, $118 aritzia.com; Aquazzura Sundance 140 crystal-embellished metallic leather platform sandals, $2,174.07 (USD); MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Lipstick 222 Brave Blue.

Bonus: When It’s All Over
After a night out, or to celebrate a night in, slip into the comfiest silk pajama set and indulge in some well needed self-care. As the fabric is so soft and luxurious, you can also pair the pants with a sheer top and strappy heels for a comfortable and stylish ensemble.
What to Wear: Intimissimi Silk Satin Pajama Pants, $139.00; Mannish-Cut Jacket in Silk Satin, $159.00; intimissimi.com

Bonus: Stay Cool and Keep Warm
Chilly nighttime temps can make you think of dressing like the Michelin man – not so cute. To look chic (and block the chill as much as you can) grab a pair of stylish cashmere gloves and matching toque.
Aritzia Babaton liteluxe cashmere rib beanie, $60; and luxe cashmere rib mitten, $58; aritzia.com

Editors Pick: Keep Warm and Still Look Hot

City Style and Living Holiday Looks For Your Every Mood Dynamite Heavenlyarn™ Off Shoulder Yarn Sweater

An off shoulder is just the piece you need in your wardrobe to show a bit of skin while keeping cozy with the cool temps.
Dynamite Heavenlyarn™ Off Shoulder Yarn Sweater, $54.95; dynamiteclothing.com/ca

This original fashion article first appeared in the Winter 2023/24 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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