Once the calendar flips to November, it's time to
start taking the holidays seriously - and what you're going to
wear. Here are four of this season's most dramatic trends, plus
tips on taking them from runway to real mom.
Black Leather and Lace
If you were to make a list of the least appropriate
looks for moms, sexy black leather and see-through lace might be
near the top on your queue. Thankfully, there are lots of options
this year that pair these two over-the-top materials with more
traditional cuts and curves, transforming this trend from sketchy
Carissima Sheath, $258, Anthropologie
Mossimo women's V-neck ponte dress with faux
leather, $28, Target
When choosing holiday party dresses, many of us
feel safest in the tried-and-true little black dress, and rightly
so. Black is slimming, appropriate, easy and predictable. But
Holiday 2013 is all about bold colors that look like they belong
atop a ring on your finger. Colors like orange, yellow, purple,
blue and green, all done a bit "gemmy." What's perfect about these
hues is that while they are striking and bright, they're also rich
and classic. And they look great on all skin tones. It's time to
turn heads when walking into the room, ladies.
If you've got at least shoulder length locks, the
go-to up-do this year is the loose bun, paired with a thin
head-banded "pouf." If your hair is shorter, simply skip the bun
and create the pouf with a some teasing and a bedazzled headband.
This hair trend is made for moms, because at its core, it's meant
to be a bit messy and done on the fly.
Little girl glitter
The holidays are the one time of the year we moms
can unabashedly get our sparkle on. Why should the 6-year-olds have
all the fun? Plus it's widely known that glitter holds magical
powers within each speck, making it physically impossible to be
grumpy or stressed while sprinkled with its goodness. Thankfully
there's glitter for grownups, too.
P-Heaven in Gold Glitter, $39.95, Steve
Black Glitter Floral Dress, $54,
Glitter knit T-shirt, $19.99,
Meredith Sinclair is a freelance writer and blogger living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore.
See more of Meredith's stories here.
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