The 2017 Holiday season has arrived. Dinner parties, charitable events, and cocktail parties are just a few of the items on our list of things to do. Taking events into consideration, we all want to look great and fashionably appropriate. We're helping you check what-to-wear off your list by sharing five of this year's most wearable holiday fashion trends plus where to find them in the Tampa Bay area.


Holiday party styles are no longer defined as dress only. The jumpsuit is the new gown. Now embellished with glitter, sparkle and spicy cuts on top to give instant glamour to your party outfit. A bonus to wearing the jumpsuit is feeling comfortable when you hit the dance floor. The jumpsuit is a great choice for women with tall or petite, long torso shapes carried by long legs. A couple of places to get the look are Sweet Southern Chic in South Tampa and The Platinum Zipper.


This year designers have created a beautiful take on the vintage maxi dress adding elegant details in jacquard fabrics with modern cutouts on the upper half. The dress flatters any figure as it tapers the waistline with a very subtle flare or a-line toward the hem.  Get black tie party ready by finding a jacquard maxi dress at South Tampa boutique, Deborah Kent's or Neiman Marcus International Plaza


A year-long trend transitions to holiday dresses. Athletique party dresses are created with ultra body shaping designs, high-quality fabrics and monotone color from top to bottom. To give this minimal ensemble an alluring vibe, accessorize with a very bold pair of shoes and a statement handbag. You will not go wrong when choosing either knee or midi length from local shop, Paradise Island Boutique


Feel like you've stepped off the Paris runways in gorgeous tulle dresses with floral, metallic and sequin embroidery details. The tulle embroidered pieces come in various lengths for you to choose from as well as empire waist silhouettes.  The romantic at heart will be most likely to get tulle fancy by famous designers at Lending Luxury. (Use 813luxury for 10% off your dress until 12/31/17)


When it comes to fashion, the Gatsby era remains prevalent for party styles delivering a foxy party dress blended in silk plus chiffon, adorned with elements such as fringe, ruffles and metallic threads. A silk chiffon dress may be seen in the form of cinched or flowy cuts to delightfully enhance any woman of any shape or size.Scout & Molly's Boutique at Hyde Park Village is the place to shop the holiday cocktail dress to suit you. 

Don't shy away from trying a new hue this holiday season. Any of the holiday fashions mentioned above can be worn in popular colors like green, deep red, gold, navy blue or white. An easy way to help you determine the best shade is focusing on tones that enhance your hair and eyes. 

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