Just when visions of sugarplums should be dancing in our heads, many of us are fretting over what to wear for the holidays. With Black Tie galas, office cocktail parties, and New Year’s Eve ahead, the art of glamorizing can present challenges if you’re not prepared. We’ve rounded up some holiday outfit ideas that are not only on-trend but easy to achieve. Pair them with magnificent pearls and exquisite coral to capture the magical glow of the season.
Is there anything more luxurious (and relaxing) than a pair of silk pajamas? Usually reserved for stay-at-home evenings, this year’s designer PJs are showing up at all the best parties. Wear them to a Christmas Eve dinner or a New Year’s Day open house…they’re especially comfortable if you are the hostess. Boudoir style includes smoking jackets, caftans, kimonos and jumpsuits (think onesies for grownups in velvet or satin). Up your pajama game with a long, lustrous rope of Assael Golden Keshi Pearls with Diamonds, and one or more Cultured Pearl Cocktail Rings with Gemstones.
Ladies of the ‘80s
If you prefer easy one-piece dressing, consider a short and sexy cocktail dress. The bold-shouldered minis popularized by Yves Saint Laurent in the ‘80s are back in a big way this holiday season. Every glamorous cocktail number needs at least one statement jewel. Featured here are Tahitian Pearl and Fiji Pearl Earrings with Mandarin Garnets, a fiery Sardinian Gem Coral Necklace, and a Pearl and Moonstone “Charm Bracelet,” all by Assael.
Speaking of YSL, remember Le Smoking? Tuxedo dressing (borrowed from the boys) is the ultimate stress-free party outfit. Just pull your tux or velvet pantsuit out of the closet and accessorize accordingly, with or without a silky shirt. This year, it-girls with legs for miles are wearing dinner jackets sans trousers with their highest heels. Not that brave (or hate the cold)? Tuxedo pants with satin piping add just the right touch of androgynous sophistication. We love a luxe tux with Assael’s sleek Tahitian Pearl, Tanzanite and Garnet Stiletto Earrings, or a sparkling statement ring—so right for the season and for generations to come.