Normally I’m all about sequins during the holiday season, but I saw this gorgeous red midi dress from Anthropologie and had to have it. If you’re still on the hunt for a party dress, I highly recommend this one. See the full details of his outfit below.
My Red Dress Holiday Outfit
Taffeta is always such a great fabric for the holidays. With its full, crisp appearance and subtle sheen, there’s something dressed up and a little nostalgic about it. Something about this fabric always reminds me a bit of Audrey Hepburn.
I purchased a similar dress to this last year, but I couldn’t resist the color of this red dress. It is the most perfect shade of traditional, holiday red.
Between the fabric and the color, I feel like a giant holiday ribbon when wearing this dress, and I mean that in the best way possible.
For sizing reference, I am 5’4” and a 4/6 and I took a small in this red holiday dress. The interior is lined with cotton, the smocked chest portion makes it easy for fit lots of sizes, and the empire waist is super comfy for the holiday season so you can enjoy your drinks and cookies in style and comfort. You can also adjust the straps; just untie and tie them to your preference.
To add a bit of drama to this look, I added fun tulle opera gloves.
This was the first time I’ve ever worn opera gloves, and it became my whole personality when I put them on. They’re definitely a look, and not for everyone, but a great accessory if you’re going to a special dinner or out to see The Nutcracker.
If you’re not going to do the gloves, then at a minimum, you must wear a red lip with this red dress. Look, I don’t make the rules. It’s science. My exact lip color is called F****** Fabulous from Tom Ford (yes, that’s the real name!), but another great red and one of my all-time favorites is Jungle Red from Nars.
As for my shoes, I’m wearing these suede, square-toe heels from Nicholas Kirkwood. They have a hidden pearl under the heel, and they’re truly works of art.