Celebrities have a million excuses to dress up — another premiere, another red carpet, another dinner, or award show — so who better to cull a little party-dressing inspiration from? We've had our eye on this pack of glamazons, like Olivia Palermo, Brooklyn Decker and Ashley Madewke, making the rounds in sparkly cocktail dresses, peplum-trimmed sheaths, and even a jumpsuit or two (more on that inside!) as they've hit their respective events. Now, we're giving you a month-long recap on their gorgeous ensembles to repurpose for your most eventful time of the year. Hoping to nail down your look for New Year's Eve? Or seeking out the perfect little party dress for your best friend's fete? Click on for 31 days of holiday-party material, all courtesy of some very fabulously, festively attired celebs. — Additional reporting by Brittney Stephens
Working out what to wear to your office end-of-year shindig is a cinch compared to figuring out your Christmas day outfit. Why so tricky? Well, there's a number of factors to consider; eating capacity, ability to play a round of backyard cricket, and striking the right cool-yet-endearing level of festiveness. We've come up with some easy style rules to get you looking the part, and enjoying your lunch, on December 25th. And no, there's not a pair of novelty earrings in sight. . . Merry Christmas kids!
Well, would you look at that. It's Catherine McNeil back on the international campaign circuit! The Aussie supe is doing her thing for US chain Madewell's holiday look book, and doing it well. Ms McNeil has been slowly getting back on the modelling horse so to speak after taking a couple of years off making a local splash for Vogue and for Seafolly, and we have to say — she looks as good as ever. Her tomboy-ish cropped 'do and cool-kid 'tude perfectly sets off Madewell's laid-back take on party season dressing. Madewell may not ship to Oz (c'mon already!), but you can shop a keen edit via Shopbop. Joy.
'Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry, and while we can't help you dress your tree or turkey, we can offer our style guidance to help you outfit the perfect party ensemble — whether you're headed to an office event, a cocktail affair, or a post-work soirée. Check out this latest Currently Trending to get the inside scoop on this season's holiday party trends. From lace to tulle and even a pair of statement pants, there's something for everyone to feel merry and bright — and very, very chic.
No Essential Wardrobe is complete without a stand-out, head-turning, meet-me-on-the-D-floor party dress. Yes, we know. separates feel fresher this year after the dominance of 'The Dress' in seasons past — but believe us when we say that you will never regret investing in one drop-dead-amazing frock for the festive season. Sequinned or studded, backless or sheer — pick on decorative trick then keep the rest super simple. Add a pair of no-fuss pointy-toed pumps and you're done. NYE, here you come!
Feeling a little over your usual festive season attire? You've probably already had your office soiree, and attended more than a few pre-Christmas catch ups, so it's no suprise that you may be loosing interest in putting together yet another party-season look. Well, try this! A-listers brought out their best celebratory ensembles for the ASMALLWORLD dinner gala, hosted at the opulant Gstaad Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Stockholm, over the weekend. From Arizona Muse's killer Stella McCartney A/W '12 brocade number to Poppy Delevingne's sparkilicious sass & bide frock to Carey Mulligan who went dark and romantic look thanks to Valentino A/W '12 there's a plethora of styling inspiration inside. Wanna see?
- Find out the dress code. If it's not stated on the invitation, put a call/email/text/carrier pigeon message out to the host to inquire.
This season we've seen the rise of the kitschy knit (think Markus Lupfer, Moschino, Stella McCartney, etc.), so why not make your own statement sweater instead of spending a hefty sum? Perfect for a holiday party or just jazzing up those basics, this tie and collar add-on is too cool not to DIY. The best part is, you can easily make it with a sweater you already own — and one of your dad's/man's/best friend's ties. Watch on to get the details on this fun, unique party piece.
It's the question every girls asks her friends. . . what are you wearing on New Year's Eve. The Sugar editors are no different, and after we sorted our work Christmas party ensembles, it was oh, about three and a half minutes before we started planning our NYE looks. No matter where you're spending the big night or what you've got planned, you are going to need something celebratory to wear! Get some outfit inspo via our team's top NYE picks. 2013 is looking good, already . . .