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Ditch the Ugly Sweater! Your New Holiday Fashion

Are you hoping to break out of the ugly holiday sweater trend this year? Holiday collections are currently available in many retail stores and online shops to help you feel inspired and festive without having to succumb to the ugly holiday sweater phenomenon. If the popular theme doesn’t qualify for your upcoming party, here are some ideas based on beautiful collections available now.

Lacy Prints

From left: Lace Print top via Suzy Shier; Printed Lace skirt via Suzy Shier; Lace Dress with Ribbon Belt via Suzy Shier

There is something so delicate and feminine about lace prints that keep them in the loop all year long. However, lace prints above jewel tones and rich metallics help incorporate the trend into holiday collections from a variety of retailers this year. Consider these gorgeous pieces from Suzy Shier, full of texture and affordable for a variety of budgets. Velvet, brocade, jacquard, and embroidery are luxe prints and fabrics to keep in mind, as well.

Sparkle and Shine

From left: Alice + Olivia Hilta Beaded Dress via Revolve Clothing; Alice + Olivia Issa Pleated Maxi Dress via Revolve Clothing; BB Dakota Landon Velvet Dress via Revolve Clothing

All that glitters and shines are no-brainers when it comes to holiday dressing. To change it up, you can stray away from sequins, as shiny fabrics offer the same amount of dazzle for a modern touch of sparkle. Metallics have a beautiful way of capturing light, and beads or embroidery can have the same effect as sequins in terms of shine.

Winter Whites

From left: Love and Legend Lace Dress via Additionelle; White Jumpsuit via H&M; Shift Dress with Leather Like Details via ELLE for RW&CO

A staple colour for a few seasons now, there is something so classic, elegant, and sophisticated about wearing a white ensemble. Resemble the snow in a little white dress, an all-over white pants and top combo, or even a jumpsuit if you dare. Creams and off-white shades can create just as rich of a look. If white is not your colour, consider an all-over black or all-over silver look; two colours splattered throughout holiday collections this year. A well put-together monochromatic look never fails!

With statement making looks this year, there’s no need to rely on an ugly holiday sweater as the only option to create a conversation with what you wear. You can be your fashion-forward self this holiday season with fun and bright new pieces. If you’re looking to accessorize, we have a holiday jewelry guide, and if you’re looking for a dress, check out Now That’s Lingerie’s selection of dresses and look at our favourite holiday dresses.

What look are you going to go for this holiday season? Share with us in the comments below, and share your inspiration with us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.



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