I don’t go out “fancy” for New Year’s Eve, at least I haven’t for over a decade. But who doesn’t love a pretty dress? As a woman of a certain age, I prefer my dressy dress to show my shape rather than a lot of skin. I like a hemline to the knee (your mileage may vary), a little detail and/or a luxurious fabric. Although I am devoted to black everythings, I like non-black for a special dress. And anything that calls out Mother of the Bride is out of contention.
Here are some of my favorites from a slideshow at Elle Magazine, “50 Musts: Holiday Party Dresses.” There are so many just-plain-gorgeous choices, so take a look. None of these from the slideshow is in my actual budget, but they guide my eye.
|I just swoon over the color of this Reiss emerald dress,
and the slim shape. It could be a day dress as well.
|The embellishment makes this Moschino Cheap and Chic (so not cheap!) dress special.|
|This sparkly frock by Reiss is actually sage green. Love the neckline and waist detail!|
|This Tory Burch lace sheath has just the right amount of “floof” for my tastes.
Gorgeous color too.
And here are a few festive, age-friendly dresses that are affordable:
|Fabulous neckline draws attention to your fabulous face. Xscape dress, $99|
|My guy did not like this one – too shapeless, he said. But I
like the change of pace, the rich fabric and the color. Jones New York, $94
|No black, she said! But this sequined, wrap beauty by Michael Kors is too
pretty and classic to leave out. And just $90.
I’d love to hear what your fancy dress looks like!