9 Trends for Christmas Fashion: More Cute Party Outfits for the Holidays
by Tina Boomerina (Christina Gregoire)
I know what type of outfit I would like to wear for my next holiday party, but I never know if I can find something that will fit that doesn't exaggerate my curvy tummy.
You may have a similar issue, but it is probably a different part of your bod, like your big thighs or something.
Well, I still like to know what is in style, just in case I run across an outfit that could work for me.
And, I'm sure most women over 60 are just about in the same boat as I am. You younger chicks shouldn't laugh, because, God willing, you will be old and wrinkly someday too.
Most older women are so very, very grateful to find any type of outfit, which won't make people fall down laughing, that they thank God and the internet for their good fortune.
I mean, I wouldn't have much of anything to wear, even for everyday errands, if I couldn't use online shopping.
Clothing for Women Over 50:
So, those of you reading my articles, who are clothing designers and buyers for clothing stores... I know you're out there... should offer more clothing options for older women. Most chicks over 50 are Baby Boomers, and Baby Boomers are used to finding hip clothing that doesn't look dowdy.
- Clothing that fits.
- Clothing that comes in larger sizes.
- Clothing with a bit of stretch.
- Clothing that is meant to be loose and oversized.
- Clothing that would not look right on Queen Elizabeth.
All of my Boomerina friends who live in NYC or LA will never understand how hard it is to find something that fits the body of a 65-year-old and doesn't look like teenybopper clothing or elderwear for a nursing home. In most of the USA, we don't have all the department stores and boutiques that cluster around the big cities.
I really like to wear outfits that look somewhat hip and trendy and current... even if I find the main piece in the lingerie department of a local thrift store. Well, that seldom happens these days, now that the hipsters have cleaned out the goodies in consignment places. Bummer. Who told them our little secret?
Plus Size Clothing:
If you wear a plus size and you don't see anything here that comes in the right size, you might want to check out my recent article 5 Trendy Styles for Plus Size Outfits: Holiday & Christmas Party Fashion.
Note: Some of the websites show UK sizes. Check the sizing details if unsure.
1. Asian Prints:
The thing I love about Asian prints is they never go out of style. Asian floral prints have an elegant vibe and can be dressed up or down. Many Oriental designs are seasonless (fabulous for any season). I'm definitely going to see how large this dress goes, just in case I can wear it for a holiday party. In my case, I would wear it as a tunic top over black, wide leg pajama pants.
2. Star Prints & Embellishments:
Just like roses, I'm seeing star prints and star embellishments all over the place... many of them in the trendy stores for younger women. I don't think star clothing will burn out anytime soon, because we've all been focused on our own star (the total eclipse of the sun) and other celestial bodies in the sky for the past year or so.
Star prints can be worn year-round. Stars feel Christmasy, but they also feel generally festive. You can even wear stars on the Fourth of July. (Stars are the trend I forgot to put on the article about plus sizes -- with link above.) You should also use the search terms: celestial, galaxy, and cosmic.
3. Christmas Rose Party Dresses:
I see no reason to put these rose print dresses away after Christmas. You can wear either dress year-round for formal cruise dinners, evening weddings, birthday parties, dinner soirees, etc.
4. Allover Sequins:
I love that you can wear this groovy sequin dress for New Year's Eve and any formal festive party at any time of year. Don't feel sad because this skinny 12-year-old is wearing a size zero. You can find similar dresses at many plus-size sites. If a sequin dress is too much bling for your bod or you're going to a less formal party, you can wear a sequin clutch, sequin shoes, sequin beret, or a sequin bomber jacket to get a similar disco-babe effect.
5. Bling Ankle Boots:
One of the easiest ways to make a simple dress or party outfit look new and trendy is to add a pair of blingy sequin ankle boots (probably best for younger women) or an ornate pair of brocade ankle booties. Just make sure that fabric boots or shoes fit you perfectly because man-made fabric doesn't stretch as much as suede or leather.
6. Pajamas as Partywear:
When I first saw these floral pajamas in a Ted Baker print, I knew they were too good to wear for sleeping and lounging at home. The top on the right is also a Ted Baker design, but it's a regular shirt with "pajama" styling and piping. Hey, the Chinese wore Chairman Mao pajamas (Mao Suits) for decades, why can't we wear comfy pajamas to parties or to anywhere we want. Note: No fleece, please.
7. Pearl Embellished Partywear:
Another simple, kicked-back way to add some bling to a party outfit or your everyday clothing is to add an item that's embellished with pearls. Look for faux pearls on jackets, dresses, sweaters, jeans, skirts, pumps, and even high-top sneakers. If you can't find the right "pearlized" item in your size, learn to use a glue gun.
8. Tulle midi skirt:
I really love the idea of using a tulle party skirt like a pair of jeans. You can find plus-size tulle skirts in other styles and colors on Asos and on several plus sites. I don't think women with apple shapes can wear big poufy skirts, but women with any other type of body definitely can. I suppose the cutoff age for a tulle skirt may be around 70 years old... unless you're going promenading at your local square-dance community center.
9. Bow Party Clothing & Accessories:
I've only seen this top in skinny sizes. I guess it's a look best left for nubile young things with flatter chests than we have.
So..... I guess the rest of us will have to make do with cute bow accessories. Oh well... I guess we'll manage somehow... LOL.
Leave a comment if you're bored. Hugs, Tina Boomerina
Photo Credits: Prshots.com.
- Main Photo - Holiday Clothing: East.co.uk.
- Elegant Christmas Sweater Outfit: MonsoonLondon.com.
- Silk Asian Print Dress or Tunic Top: East.co.uk.
- Stasia Star Velvet Jacket: MonsoonLondon.com.
- Star Embellished Boots, Top (Plus), Dress: NewLook.com, EvansUSA.com, usTopshop.com.
- Rose Print Party Dresses (plus on right): Lipsy.co.uk, Navabi.us.
- Allover Sequin Maxi Dress: Lipsy.co.uk.
- Bling Ankle Boots: us.RiverIsland.com, NewLook.com.
- Pajamas as Clothing & Pajama Style Top With Piping: us.Asos.com (both).
- Pearl Embellished Jacket & Sneakers: Debenhams.com/en-us, us.RiverIsland.com.
- Tulle Mesh Party Skirt Outfit: us.Asos.com.
- Red Oversized Bow Bandeau Top: us.RiverIsland.com.
- Bow Trim Shoulder Bag & Dressy Heels: DuneLondon.com/en-us (shoulder bag), MarksAndSpencer.com.
More Articles for Fashionable Boomer Babes: