How to Avoid the Top 5 Holiday Fashion Disasters
Joanne Molina, Senior Editor
1. Wearing All Black
Trust me, I’ve been very, very naughty this year. Falling into the trap of wearing all black to every holiday party is pretty easy for me too. But why not try adding something with just an ounce of color? Even a gemstone necklace can keep you from doing ‘The Morticia.’
2. Getting Hooked on Sequins
No stranger to the lure of the shiny I can empathize with those who want to go for it and surrender to the sequins allure. But don’t. Let Rudolph do his job.
3. Dressing Like a Grandma Jezebel at the Office PartyIt’s bad enough that half your co-workers are going to down several bottles of rum and (fortunately) not recall that rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock.” Why add fuel to the fire with a dress that ought to be for your honey’s eyes only? If most undergarments would be visible underneath your dress, then save it for a private holiday party.
4. Ignoring the Dress Code
If the invitation says that it’s casual then you can always feel free to do something a little special like add a shiny metallic bag. But if it says cocktail or black tie please take note and wear the appropriate attire. If in doubt ask the host what she or he will be wearing or ask another friend with an invite.
5. Hooker Shoes
I refer to problem number three. I’m the LAST person in the world opposed to uber-sexy shoes. But you probably want to mingle, dance and might even have to walk down a slick sidewalk after the party’s over. Why risk breaking your neck in a pair of 5-inch stilettos?