December is here, and that means one thing: Christmas. The days might be cold and short but the excitement of the holiday season and all the joys it brings might be enough to get you through.
If you’ve got some parties or celebrations lined up then you’re probably also thinking about Christmas dresses and what one to choose for the occasion. Picking Christmas dresses for teens can be particularly tricky, and if you fall into this category, then don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. The great thing about Christmas dresses is that they are sparkly, glitzy and glamorous. But sometimes it can be too much, which is why it’s important to find that happy medium.
This season, velvet green and red Christmas dresses are the ones to look out for; although these are stereotypical Christmas colours which often people want to avoid, this year there’s no reason to not go all out. Here’s how you can style these festive trends with style.
Festive Velvet Green Dress
Red is perhaps the most stereotypically Christmassy colour, but after that it’s undoubtedly green. And since Christmas is a time when we can enjoy a little luxury and indulgence, there’s no reason to not apply this rule to when we get dressed as well.
This festive velvet green dress is the perfect option to incorporate all of that into your winter wardrobe. The deep forest green is chic and subtle, so it will suit a range of personal tastes – and you can always jazz it up with some accessories! The shape and simplicity adds to what makes it special; the long-sleeve plain velvet bodice and quilted skirt are pared back yet the delicate cut-out on the shoulders adds a hint of detail to make it unique.
Read more here about winter colour trends – we predicted this dark green would be a hit!
Green Satin Party Dress
Velvet isn’t for everyone though, so if you’re loving the green but looking for something a little bit different, why not opt for satin? Equally as opulent but not as acquired a taste as velvet, satin the perfect alternative.
This emerald green dress hits all the right festive notes. With a sophisticated fitted bodice and skirt, its flared peplum hem adds a pop of excitement along with the jewelled buttons down the front. The capped sleeves are an extra touch of elegance, but if you’re somewhere particularly cold this Christmas, you can add a cardigan or cropped jacket to finish off the look.
Find out how to style the popular fall/winter cardigan trend here.
Wine Floral Celebration Dress
Red is the other iconic Christmas colour – it’s perfect for the festive period but also the winter season more generally. This deep wine-coloured gown is the optimum combination of simple and dramatic; with balloon-hemmed sleeves and a skater silhouette, this piece is a wonderful mix of the classic and modern. The festive season is a fantastic opportunity to exaggerate, and if you really want to go all out, you can add some extra wow factor with some accessories like a bag or jewellery.
One option to go with your red dress is this apple clutch bag. Echoing Snow White’s apple, you too can feel like a princess in an outfit fit for one. The glistening dark red jewels, set off with gold accents, are not for the minimalist – this is a bold and daring look but it’s perfect for teenagers who might be looking to experiment with and expand the repertoire of their wardrobe.
Red Lace Holiday Gown
If a red Christmas dress is what you’re looking for, but you want something traditionally more feminine and elegant, lace is another option you could choose. For example, this red lace gown is delicate and dainty but will still leave a lasting impression at any special Christmas event you may be attending. If you really want to make an impact, accessorise with jewellery or a bag of the same shade, or balance it out with neutral tones instead.
Lace is a suitable choice for teens as it’s chic and sophisticated, and will instantly evoke an air of maturity which could be difficult for younger girls to pull off. Another red lace option is this long-sleeved gown. As a slightly more understated alternative to the previous example, the fluted sleeves and hem on this gown are slightly quirky and unusual but you’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd and make an impression at whatever occasion you’re attending. Again, the deep red isn’t just perfect for Christmas but it will work time and time again for the autumn and winter seasons.
Ivory Confetti Gown
Admittedly, red and green aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and if you’re looking for something slightly less traditionally “Christmassy”, then we’ve got you covered too. Other colours and fabrics we might associate with this season are white, silver, gold, shimmers and sequins. It’s a special time of year, so why not reflect this in the way you dress?
This ivory confetti gown exemplifies this particularly well. Ensure that all eyes are on you with this dress full of intricate details including cropped balloon-hem sleeves, a pearlescent floral motif and a feathered skirt. It’s the perfect way to show off a unique sense of style and disrupt traditional Christmas trends and stereotypes of what colours you should wear.
However you choose to interpret Christmas and festive dressing is up to you and the most important thing is to have fun. Whether you pick a red or green Christmas dress or something completely different, always add a touch of your own personal style to make it unique and original. This is certainly one of the most exciting times of the year and the best excuse to dress up!
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