Dressing up always feels great, but at times it can also feel really expensive, especially during a packed holiday party season. To get the most style and wearability for your buck, look for a dress that can be worn several ways, just by adding layers and accessories. A strapless silhouette in a solid hue makes for an easy and versatile base that pairs easily with other items in your wardrobe, while looking different each time you wear it. This silk crepe dress from Rebecca Taylor is as versatile as it gets without having to go with the traditional little black dress. The feminine hue and breezy volume lend a soft and romantic vibe, while the subtle boning and structured bodice make for an alluring and sexy frock. Now that you've got your base, check out five very different ways you can style it this holiday season.
Your Party Look
Add on a sparkly jacket like this sequined brass version from Zara, $189. The matte brass sequins give this jacket an antique feel which contrasts beautifully with the pale rose hue of the dress. Finish the look with nude hosiery and neutral colored patent pumps for a sophisticated look. Accessorize with a funky pearl bracelet and a delicate gold necklace.
A Romantic Night Out
Incorporate a plush velvet blazer to add sultry style and drama to your look. This stunning double breasted version from Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, $345, features subtle ombre shading which adds depth and a bit of edge, while the draped lapels feel contemporary and casually chic. Pair with pewter booties and a bejeweled clutch for an enchanting effect.
For the Daring
Add a bit of feminine edge to your dress by adding a silk floral kimono like this one from Topshop, $90. It's multi-colored design and flowing silhouette will give the strapless dress an effortlessly luxe feel that can work in multiple settings. Add a floral wreath and layered necklaces for a hippie-chic combination.
An Old Hollywood Holiday
Luxury and glamour are two words that instantly come to mind upon viewing this plush faux fur stole from ASOS, $123.13. Its lush texture and cream hue will give your dress an Old Hollywood vintage edge, perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Finish off your look by adding sparkly heels and bedazzled jewelry.
Infuse color and fun into this demure dress by adding a bold colorblocked cardigan, like this ultra-stylish version from 10 Crosby by Derek Lam, $345. The mixture of fuchsia, magenta, and merlot, make for a sophisticated but bright enhancement. Streamline your look by adding merlot colored oxford pumps and bright fuchsia lipstick.