By John Legaspi
A festive season calls for spectacular dressing. Be the life of the party in these holiday inspirations straight from the runways of the world’s major fashion capitals. From the primary hues of the year to a variety of prints and textures, celebrate life, joy, and thanksgiving this holiday season wearing the perfect frock for a night out in style.
“Camp is a woman walking around in a dress made of three million feathers,” wrote Susan Sontag. Be that majestic feathered creature and dance the night away in dresses that allure everyone with your every move.
Dress yourself with the intoxicating hues of deep reds and maroons this season. A color fit for royalty, one can never go wrong with a sleek, bold, and blood-tinted ensemble. Go for feminine necklines and curved details to give a soft touch to such a seductive shade.
Slip in Satin
The subtle sheen of satin is ready to dress everyone with elegance and refinement. Be virginal just like Julia Roberts as Julianne Potter in My Best Friend’s Wedding wearing a lilac gown or Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock in Scarface in that royal blue dress.
The ’70s is all about the maximalist way of dressing. Channel the disco vibe with pieces reminiscent of a melting mirror ball a la Donna Summer. Light up the sky like a Greek goddess in a gilded dress, or in a bold and sexy one just like that red sequinned dress like the one worn by Jessica Rabbit.
Merge the styles of Wednesday Addams and Marie Antoinette and you’ll get a dress that is delicate and moody, just like Natalie Portman’s character in Black Swan. Dark lace, sheer details, and dots of florals exude mystery and romance that are bewitchingly and spellbindingly beautiful.