Dress to Impress
High-end Dallas consignment boutique decodes holiday dress codes
For as long as people have been hosting holiday parties, their guests have been wondering what to wear. There might be a clue included in the invite, but the nuance packed into that single line stumps most soiree attendees.
Luxury consignment boutique Clothes Circuit can help, not only in decoding what the missive means but also in procuring exactly the right outfit to wow your fellow partygoers. It has several racks devoted to "after 5 pm" looks, which will all go 30 percent off beginning on November 26.
Located at 6105 Sherry Ln. in Preston Center, Clothes Circuit has been aiding the stylish women of Dallas since 1983. At any given moment, savvy shoppers can choose from 500-700 different brands and close to 12,000 pieces. From Gucci to Chanel and Christian Louboutin to Jimmy Choo, the brands are top-tier and incredibly sought-after. Currently, there are more than 4,000 active consignors, meaning the inventory is constantly being refreshed and updated.
Here are some of the most common dress codes explained, so you can show up confident and ready to party.
Break out the baubles and ball gowns. This is the dressiest option you'll encounter, and it's a chance to show off your style at its most glamorous. Floor-length gowns, sparkly cocktail dresses with bigger jewelry, and dressy pants suits with heels are all acceptable. A perfectly fitted black gown does a woman wonders, especially if it's crafted with sheer embroidering.
If you're tired of wearing a LBD to every occasion, try spicing things up with a jumpsuit. It's a fun, edgy, and feminine way to be creative with your look. Add a pump with a unique print for extra pop.
It is the holiday season after all, so expect this catch-all term to turn up everything from snowman sweaters to red and green glittery gowns. If themed clothing isn't your thing, have fun with your accessories instead.
Elevate your everyday look and get party-ready quickly with a statement necklace or ankle bootie. Don't forget to add accessories that complement your look.
Yes, some events are held (at least partially) outside — you can thank Texas' mostly temperate weather for this. Layers are key here, so make sure your outermost covering is your most chic. Take care when choosing your scarves, coats, and sweaters, and don't be afraid of fun and festive color.