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Holiday Black Tie Affairs: What to Wear

12.12.2012 WRITTEN BY Ellie Style Guide, What to Wear

At Tog + Porter, we’re firm believers in teaching our clients how to get the most value out of their wardrobes. So when it comes to Holiday Black Tie Affairs and Galas, we’re all about the cost-per-wear, read more about this here.

While, there are some stunning holiday gowns out there, our suggestion is to skip the long gown and go for a maxi skirt and top. There are so many fun ways to personalize this look—beaded maxi skirt with simple silk top, or a solid colored maxi skirt and a metallic or beaded bustier. Not only will you stand out among all the other ladies wearing gowns, you’ll have great separates to add to your closet when the night is over and the last glass of champagne has been poured!

And since we know most of you ladies will be also be coordinating your date’s outfit as well, some suggestions for the men. Nothing beats a clean, simple perfectly cut black tux. To add a dash of personality, play with your studs and cuff links.  With a slew of options out there, you can let your personality shine through with colored stones, or a fun motif.  Either way, you are sure to be the envy of every other gent in the room.

Of course the key to rocking any ensemble is confidence. If you’d like more fashion tips or help building your holiday wardrobe, the stylists at Tog + Porter would love to help you.

For more tips on holiday attire, read our other style guides on Holiday Office Parties and Holiday Cocktail parties. Home for the Holidays coming soon!

(images via Nastygal, BCBG, Brooksbrothers, and Camilla Basse)

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