Twinkling lights, silvery tinsel and glittery gold decorations aren’t the only things that should shine this holiday season. Holiday festivities give you the chance to sparkle as well!

Whether it’s a casual office party, ritzy dinner or Christmas tea with the girls, every event offers a chance for you to wear some holiday glamour. You don’t have to revamp your entire wardrobe or invest in all-new jewelry and cosmetics. A few additions are all you need!

Here’s some holiday glam tips from the experts at Midnight Velvet:

Dress for festive success

There’s a reason why the little black dress is a fashion staple. It looks good any time with any jewelry, makeup or accessories. Pull out a basic black dress and jazz it up with festive jewelry and sparkling accessories for a dazzling and new ensemble. Plain sheath, sleeveless, a-line or empire waist – choose a simple style that flatters your figure.

More good news. It’s the 21st century and you CAN wear white after Labor Day. A classic, simple white sheath could give your little black dress a run for its money. Pair with shimmering red, green, gold and silver jewelry  for a virtually endless variety of exciting new looks.

woman wearing a black dress with gold jewelry

That holiday glow

The holidays are a great time to try new makeup colors and techniques. With numerous social outings there’s  opportunities to create dramatic evening looks or arrive fresh-faced for morning and afternoon soirees. Whatever event you’re dressing for, choose makeup that will power through the event without needing a lot of  touch ups.

Home is where the glamour is

Chances are you’ll be hosting a few holiday parties in your home this year. Just a few simple touches can dress up your home. Just as simple steps can make you sparkle this season, a few touches can help you present a glamorous home as the guests start to arrive.

Proper lighting is a must. Especially during the season of light! Choose bright and vibrant during family events and children’s parties. For more intimate dinners, provide moderate illumination as guests arrive and then dim the lights for comfortable, relaxed conversation.

Creating a glamorous home – and making yourself sparkle – can be one of the season’s easiest, and most enjoyable, traditions.

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