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Deck the halls this holiday season with dazzling picks and tips from our plus-size style star, Meredith Shaw.
Full disclosure: my favourite colour is sparkle. Sequins, rhinestones, beading and appliqués aren't just for the likes of Las Vegas showgirls (hello, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez!); they're also available for us mere mortals to delight and dazzle in. I realize not everyone is a fan of the more-is-more approach to holiday dressing, but maybe that's because of some absurd notion that having a curvy body relegates you to a life on the sidelines in a boring LBD. That's rubbish! No matter your size, you deserve to be in the spotlight—and the holidays season is the perfect time to dip into twinkling embellishments and gilded trimmings. From subtle sparkle to full-on shine, here are my steadfast ways to add twinkle to your outfits this season.
1. Sparks Fly
Keep your blazer or blouse looking cool, not corporate, by choosing one with a bit of draping—and a whole lot of sparkle. Wear it with dark skinnies and neutral heels, and you'll slay at any holiday soiree.
2. Tailor made
A-line skirts and dresses used to be my go-to because they highlight the waist and slide over lumps and bumps. Oh, how wrong I was. A pencil skirt is super flattering; the trick is to find one in a thick material with enough structure so it acts like shapewear. If skirts aren't your thing, try glittering trousers.
3. The party dress
When it comes to office parties, keep the silhouette sophisticated with a sheath dress—glittering, of course—that hits just below the knee. But if the bash is with friends or out on the town, let your sexy self roar by rocking a plunging neckline. Either way, all eyes will be on you!
4. That bling thing
You can go from frumpy to festive with a few carefully chosen accessories: an embellished clutch, a sequinned scarf, metallic pumps or a twinkling belt. Don't play it safe with just silver and gold tones; look for navy-, magenta- or hunter green-hued sparkles and chromed finishes.
Get the look
These pretty, functional options will keep you on track in style all year long.
Featuring 12 travel-inspired original illustrations from around the world, this wall calendar is truly a piece of art.
This compact planner—packed with inspirational quotes, sections to keep track of celebrations and important contacts—is perfect for popping into your purse.
Choose from a variety of cover options and personalize it with your name. You can even choose the start month.
Upload 12 of your favourite photos to enjoy year-round on this reclaimed pine clipboard calendar.
Keep everyone in the family organized with this wipeable, magnetic calendar. The simple design makes it the perfect addition to a home office or front entryway.
The weekly format of this chic planner (featuring the artwork of artist Cat Seto) will help you stay on track in style.
This die cut desk calendar is a must-have for animal lovers! Not a cat person? It’s also available in dog and rabbit versions.
Create a custom desk calendar that can be used every year in just a few simple steps. See the full instructions at A Beautiful Mess.
Earth-friendly facts, quotes and simple tasks will encourage you to make greener choices all year round. Print it for free at Botanical Paperworks.
If simple is more your style, then this modern agenda is the one for you. It's 8 inch by 10 inch size leaves plenty of room to write notes and make plans.