Fashion Friday: Holiday Formal Events


Some of the links below are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission on the sale if you make a purchase. You can see my full disclosure policy here.

I can hear you now…you have a holiday office party to go to or maybe it’s a fancy Christmas wedding! Either way, it’s a holiday formal event and you need something dressy or even formal! Yikes, where does one even start when trying to decide what to wear that is both festive and formal? Well, guess what? Sequins have made their way back into the “trendy” column!! Yep, I realize they can be somewhat polarizing, but love them or hate them, they’re back!

Holiday Events Formal Dress

I found this dress and it could not have been more perfect for me! Great shade of red for Christmas and the detail is amazing!

Holiday Events Formal Dress Neckline

It has what I call a tank cowl neck that adds so much to the look!

Holiday Events Formal Dress Sash

Once again, for those of us with curves, it ties at the natural waist with a wide, black satin ribbon! We won’t even start on its shimmer when the lights hit it!! Added bonus-it’s lined!!

Holiday Events Formal Dress Sideview

Side view!

Holiday Events Formal Dress Accessories

I’m a huge fan of simple, simple, simple with formal wear. Therefore, I paired this only with diamond stud earrings, a cocktail ring, and my favorite heeled, suede black booties! Definitely don’t want anything to steal the show from the shimmering sequins, right?? If you live where it’s cold for the holidays, then you will need a coat with this one! My choice for this is a full-length peacoat or trench coat in black or even winter white!

Holiday Events Formal Dress OPI Color

Nail color I chose for this is an OPI classic that you can still get today in both regular and gel. The name is Bogotá Blackberry from the OPI Classic Collection. It is described by OPI as a “berry deep, dark wine shade”. This shade is basically the same color as the dress and it has been one of my favorites to wear in December for years!!

Holiday Events Formal Dress Ensemble

Time for my usual contrast lighting photo! This is how the dress looks outside just, once again, to give you an idea of what it looks like in different settings!

Holiday Events Formal Dress Second Look

I got the dress at Kohls if you can believe that! The shoes are from Nordstrom Rack and the ring is from Stella & Dot. Click OPI Nail Polish, Bogotá Blackberry, 0.5 fl. oz. to get it from Amazon! It’s actually an Amazon Choice!

Get out there and have fun at those formal event parties!!  Until next time…

Trimm Travels,



Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.