Holiday shopping might be over, but there is still one important purchase left in 2012 — a fabulous dress for New Year's Eve! Today, fashion reporter Allison McNamara is highlighting five festive dresses to help you ring in 2013 in style. Click on to see a few of our favorite picks, from go-to sequins to less-expected options like lace and beige! On Allison McNamara: Blaque Label dress. Hair and Makeup by Kasia Bohos.
Running from soiree to soiree this season and don't want to invest in 27 dresses? We totally understand. That's why we're bringing you one stellar statement dress and showing you how to wear it not one, not two, not three, but seven totally different ways — so you can recycle your dress without sacrificing style (it's totally the chic thing to do!). From edgy to ladylike to prepped for the cold, we have a way to wear this Rag & Bone stunner no matter what the occasion. Be sure to tell us your favorite in the comments below, and don't forget to notice the gorgeous baked goods (so generously provided by Duff's Cakemix).
A festive cocktail dress is always a safe choice for the holidays. But this Winter, spice up your soiree style with one of these fabulous alternatives. Embellished jackets, sequined harem pants, and pastel feathered skirts are unique and sophisticated pieces that are anything but ordinary. Steal the spotlight at your next holiday party in one of these fab ensembles! On Allison: Elizabeth and James blazer, T.Cyia necklace.
Holiday parties are right around the corner, and finding something to wear for every soiree can be a challenge, not to mention, a tad pricey. So, in today's episode of Currently Trending, we've styled one classic red dress for three totally different occasions. From playful patterns to snakeskin accents to a luxe fur coat, we've got something to suit any party on your social calendar this season. So get in the holiday spirit and wear a festive red dress out on the town! On Allison: Marc by Marc Jacobs top, Alice + Olivia skirt.
ShopStylist MostOfficialMikaila showcases beautiful bright hues in an otherworldly illustration-inspired spread. Pair orange and cork Casadei wedges with a rich ruffled dress, like this Barneys New York confection. Keep the vibrancy going with quirky and colorful accessories — sapphire drop earrings and an orange snakeskin clutch should do the trick. Need more fuel? Look to the dreamy watercolor illustration for bold additions.
It's easy to forget about yourself while you're busy shopping for friends and family. However, you don't want to end up with nothing to wear during the season of holiday and New Year's soirees. That said, we highly suggest you pop over to
Long gone are the days of reindeer sweaters, matching sibling outfits, and resembling a Christmas tree ornament. We've been working hard as elves to capture the sparkle and shine of this season's best pieces at budget-friendly prices. Our primary objective? To find wearable, stylish items that exude the festive spirit we feel within — without breaking the bank. Whether your holiday agenda calls for a navy sequined bodycon minidress, a slouchy velvet crush jacket, or an ultra feminine jewel-toned maxi skirt, we've covered all the party getup bases. Remember: 'tis the season to take some Winter styling risks. Embrace your holiday-happy half and let the glitz and glam take over. We promise your wallet won't mind one bit. Click through to see our editors' picks and shop the festive fashion — all under $215.
Before your best friend walks down that aisle looking fresh, innocent, and beautiful, you share a night of total debauchery, celebrating those last days of "freedom" before she gets hitched for life. It's called the bachelorette party, and the kind of party can vary — some do low-key weekends on the beach; others opt for a wild night in the city. Style wise, it's all about celebrating the power of girlfriends, and that means a dress to live up to your sexy self. We found cocktail dresses for every kind of bachelorette party, at every price point, from a $15 strapless number to a draped Halston dress on sale for $150. Click our shopping widget to see. And have fun at that bachelorette bash.
Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet revealed her new Fall 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week, showcasing an uptown vibe with a bit of downtown edge. Her signature cocktail dresses were on full display, along with a move toward more sophisticated separates. Returning to her roots of designing the perfect pair of pants, Bendet has her girl dressed to impress in knits and trousers for the next fashion season. Check out our video for more from the presentation and a one-on-one interview with the designer right here on FabSugarTV!
At the Fall 2011 Alice + Olivia presentation — attended by style-setters Vanessa Hudgens, Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford, and Tika Sumpter — we spoke with designer Stacey Bendet about her newest collection, self-described as a modern-day Auntie Mame. The line still features the glamorous girl-about-town party dresses she's famous for, but also includes a few more mature separates. Watch our video to hear more from Bendet, including the surprise guest she hinted would spice things up at the party.