New Year’s Eve is Halloween’s cousin. You know, the holiday where any girl can dress as provocative as she wants, and it’s all OK! Except New Year’s Eve allows you to wear a sequined minidress in the dead of winter.
In honor of the upcoming excuse to freeze your tush off in single digit weather, I’ve put together a sophisticated look around one of my favorite vintage dresses, a short black beaded minidress from the 80s. With the tags still on!
The minidress is well-fitted and shows off leg but not too much up top. Continue this line with nude fishnets to provide a bit of cover on the leg (or at least so you won’t feel too awkward about rocking totally bare legs in December). Have you ever worn nude fishnets? They do wonders for your legs. From far away, you just look airbrushed. They’re super sexy, but not disconcerting like regular black fishnets. Note: I used to wear fishnets so often as a burlesque dancer that I felt comfortable calling them “fishies”.
The pumps match the military jacket and hint at a vintage glam without being obnoxious. Toned down to show off the dress and accessories.
The coat is a gorgeous military wool number that offsets the dark, glam minidress. The earrings are classic but pay tribute to Pantone’s upcoming “color of the year” – emerald. The clutch resonates this tributes but nods at the ostrich-effect trend and the ever-present clutch.
What are you wearing for New Year’s Eve?
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