Holiday party clothes will sparkle and shine

As the holiday season draws near, party clothes take a spotlight at Oklahoma City-area boutiques.
BY Linda Miller Modified: October 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm •  Published: October 29, 2012
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When the holiday season rolls around, you can count on two constants: shine and sparkle.

That's true of party clothes as well as decorations.

“Shine has been such an element all fall and a natural to go into holidays,” said Cindi Shelby, owner of Ruth Meyers in Nichols Hills Plaza.

It seems shine and sequins are making even more impact this year, if that's possible. Or maybe it's just because those accents look so good dressed up in modern silhouettes with interesting treatments.

DeDe Benham, co-owner of Balliets at Classen Curve, agreed that sheen, sparkle and glitz are everywhere. “There aren't any quiet fabrics. Everything's making a little noise. Nothing is sitting quietly in the corner.”

Choices are plentiful, whether you go all-out glitz or opt for just a flash.

Metallic sequin cocktail dresses in an interesting shape or with dramatic back detail beg for a little New Year's Eve action. Satin blouses in hot hues add festive flair to a simple pair of leggings. A tweed pencil skirt laced with metallic threads is the perfect complement for a high-neck chiffon blouse or a sexy tank.

Making it special

With so many choices, Shelby said many women will be able to pull a daytime piece from their wardrobe, add a special top or bottom, along with a statement accessory, and suddenly that outfit takes on a holiday spin. A velvet jacket is a classic holiday look that can be worn with jeans or a pair of flowing trousers. Or go beyond classic and opt for a tuxedo jacket. Really, anything with lace, metallic, shine or sparkle will make the season bright.

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