Holiday Fashion Ideas - Little Bright Dresses, Sparkly Jewelry Holiday Fashion 2011 Welcomes the Little...

Fashionistas who want more pizazz than just the little black dress in their holiday wardrobes will love the styles debuting this season.

Holiday Work Party Trade the black skirt suit and pumps for something equally work appropriate but more exciting: A floral silk charmeuse dress with handkerchief-wrap sleeves in a mixture of bright fuchsia, emerald green, and sapphire blue jewel tones paired with black suede flats.

Christmas Shopping with the Girls Go with basic black tights and a casual sweater dress in crimson or fuchsia. The accessory possibilities are endless. Colorful flats, neutral pumps, or basic black boots work equally well, with minimal jewelry.

Dinner Date Almost any outfit can be modified with accessories to be dressed up or down for a date. Same with the little bright dress. If a sweet chiffon-skirted dress in crimson with a black jersey seems too dressy, swap out the ankle-wrap leopard print stilettos for a pair of low-key, flame-red flats, a black envelope clutch, and a simple cardigan!

While the little black dress has been a fashion staple for years, holiday season 2011 introduces the little bright dress - the little black dress's newest competition. Though the little black dress will always be fashionable and a safe choice, those fashionistas who long for a little more pizazz in their holiday wardrobes will be pleased with the styles debuting this season.

Holiday Work Party

Let's face it: work parties often feel more obligatory than fun. This year, trade in the boring black skirt suit and uninspired pumps for something equally work appropriate but a whole lot more exciting. A floral silk charmeuse dress with handkerchief-wrap sleeves in a mixture of bright fuchsia, emerald green, and sapphire blue jewel tones paired with black suede flats elevates a work-appropriate outfit to a new level. If slightly clingy charmeuse seems too casual for the office, opt instead to don a lapis blue sheath dress and a sequined belt under a simple black blazer.

Christmas Shopping with the Girls

Shopping doesn't have to mean bland jeans and dull sweatshirts. Comfort can be fabulous, too! Go with basic black tights and a casual sweater dress in crimson or fuchsia. Accessory possibilities with an outfit this basic are endless. Colorful flats, neutral pumps, or basic black boots work equally well, and the effortless nature of this look works best with minimal jewelry. Select a jeweled headband instead of earrings, and add a classic cross-body bag.

Dinner Date

Gearing up for a dinner date with a sweetheart can be approached in a new way with the little bright dress. The best part about a date is that almost any outfit can be modified with accessories to be dressed up or down. This rule is the same with the little bright dress. A sweet chiffon-skirted dress in crimson with a black jersey top may seem too dressy for an evening at the local tavern, but swap out the ankle-wrap leopard print stilettos for a pair of low-key, flame-red flats, a black envelope clutch, and a simple cardigan, and that same dreamy chiffon dress is just as pretty but notably less formal.

The little black dress may never be fully replaced, but 2011 holiday trends make it possible for women to add a little color to the season in more than just small accent pieces. The little bright dress can be worn in many different silhouettes and shades while effortlessly changing to fit numerous occasions.

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