style :: Holiday Dresses

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With the first major snow fall now upon us, it’s safe to say the Holiday Season has officially begun! Whether the next six weeks takes you to formal events, office gatherings, or out with friends and family for some festive cheer, these looks will be sure to make you sparkle and shine in our winter wonderland.

Dress: French Connection. Shoes: Nine West

The cocktail dress is the perfect go-to piece that can almost guarantee you’ll be appropriately dressed for any social occasion.  This French Connection sequin dress, in a celebration ready Champaign hue, features a relaxed fit & flare style with a trendy midi hemline. Hair pulled back into a sleek pony tail and a pair of nude pumps enhance this classic look. No need to fuss over accessories with this shimmering number - simple earrings and a cocktail ring are all you need

Dress: Cynthia Steffe via Bloomingdales Shoes: Steve Madden

Dress: Cynthia Steffe via Bloomingdales Shoes: Steve Madden

Nothing says street chic like leather. And a leather dress… well, it’s the perfect combination of edgy and feminine. This structured show-stealer is a beautiful alternative to the classic LBD. Pair with a black heel that has metallic detail and add a thick cuff bracelet in gold or silver for some tough girl flair. For an extra cool look, rock some tousled hair... the less coiffed the better.

Dress and Earrings from BCBG Max Azria

Dress and Earrings from BCBG Max Azria

Have an upcoming formal holiday event? This evening gown is sure to make you the belle of any ball. ‘Tis the season to flaunt crimson and this BCBG Max Azria frock does just that. A modern side-peplum detail keeps this gown fresh while enhancing its oh-so coveted hourglass shape. Add a few delicate bangles and some statement earrings for a little sparkle. A clean up-do and a muted metallic shoe will complete this glamorous look.  


Salina Yara Halabi is a freelance writer and advertising sophomore in Edmonton. A fashion junkie, she can’t go a week without a trip to WEM to check out what new trends have hit our city’s stores. Her vices: Starbucks and the latest fashion magazines.