Holidays are always an amazing time for so many reasons, but one of those reasons is an excuse to get dressed up. Invitations to office parties, holiday events, cocktails, gift exchanges, and New Year’s Eve are all reasons to put on a dress and be a little extra.
I wore this ruffled, off the shoulder dress to a holiday party recently and I realized that I actually wore it wrong! The long ruffle straps in front weren’t meant to be tied into a bow like I did, but rather tied around the neck like a halter (oops). But here’s to knowing there is more than one way to rock a look and make it your own. Lesson: There’s no wrong way to wear a look! I like this dress in particular because while it can be worn to a cocktail party with some heels or boots, I can also dress it down with a pair of sneakers. It is a versatile dress that can be worn basically year round!
Since this dress is ruffled, flowy and dreamy, I wanted to “edge” it up a bit. Instead of wearing it with strappy heels, I decided to go with some metallic booties from River Island. I also balanced the feminine ruffles with my go-to leather jacket. To keep this look semi monochrome, I added this classic, structured bag from W Concept. This look was for a cocktail party, but for all the other holiday parties that may be coming up, here are some of my favorite dresses and styles.
/ Cocktail Dresses /
I personally love cocktail dresses because they can be dressed up or down. Having more of a petite frame, I also find that cocktail dresses accentuate the legs to appear taller.
/ Long Dresses /
For the more formal parties, a long dress is a must. To avoid looking like you’re going to prom or a gala, try a dress with a slit to show off some leg or a plunging neckline to add a bit of sexiness.
/ Jumpsuits /
Jumpsuits are one of my favorites. They may be difficult when going to the bathroom, but I love how classy and elegant they look.
/ Embellished Dresses /
And what’s a party dress without some bling? Holidays are the perfect excuse to break out the sequins, sparkle and shine.
Dress | MISA Los Angeles similar style here
Jacket | All Saints similar style here
Bag | W Concept
Necklace | Via Saviene
Ring (Middle Finger) | Via Saviene
Rings (Stacked) | Mejuri and Mejuri
Shoes | River Island similar style here
I am literally obsessed with your whole look! Everything about this is perfect, loving the color of the dress, the shoes, your jacket and the boots 🙂
I love this cocktail dress! It is definitely perfect for a holiday part (especially NYE!). The color looks really nice on you, and the shoes really pull the whole look together. I could totally see myself wearing this outfit. I’ll have to add it to my wish list!
I wearing mini dresses, Perfect for my body shape. I love this color and style on you so good! Thank you for sharing so many choices!
Love the color of this dress on you babe..perfect fore the holiday season, especially with those metallic booties! Loving all your holiday picks too, I need to start shopping for some NYE outfits 🙂
This is such a pretty and chic holiday party outfit, I absolutely love it! And yes girl, who cares if it was meant to be a halter neck, the bow tie style of yours looks more cute! Btw those boots are stealing the show!
love the color of your outfit! super love your metallic boots! you are definitely ready for the holidays! 🙂 Anyway, just saying hello all the way from the Philippines! I hope you can drop by my blog too and follow if you like. Have a wonderful day! 🙂
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Loving that wine red colour for the fall season and the shine of your boots are perfect for making a statement.
Also, yes to jumpsuits for party wear! It sends a great vibe for celebrating in style 😉
That red dress is so pretty! I love it.
That red dress is so pretty! I love it.
You made a good decision to wear this dress with these metallic boots! The looks is so edgy chic!
I would not have realized that you wore this dress “wrong” if you didn’t mention it! Definitely looks good to me 🙂 It’s perfectly balanced with the edgy boots for a not-too-girly holiday look!
Love the way you wore the dress. I would probably need the strap tied around my neck only because I need it. Your metallic boots are great. Love the way you styled the whole outfit.
OMG I think I just fell in love with your dress… super beautiful!!
This dress is so so pretty! Love the color.
Wow love all your picks for the different type of festive dresses. This burgundy, ruffled dress is so dreamy and love how you styled it with the leather jacket and metallic booties.
Oh my goodness I do that all the time! I’ve literally worn things out for a whole day only to realise when I get home that I’ve worn it wrong but managed to make it work anyway. I think you rocked it without the halter straps to be honest and the clean shoulders just makes those ruffles stand out that much more!!
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Obsessed with the Ruffled Off Shoulder Dress, The Color is Amazing and fits you so well:)
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Wow, In Love with that pair:)
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That dress is a gorgeous color and so fun with all the ruffles!
I love the color of the dress on you, it’s so nice!
That dress is just the absolute cutest
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Such a beautiful colour of this cocktail dress!! would be a great piece to have for the upcoming festive season, especially a Christmas brunch. Can’t you found the exact matching with that bag!!! They look amazing with a pair of metallic ankle boots to spice up the vibe a little. I love this outfit from head to toe!! Love those picks you chose for the festive season. Some of them are just so me! I love everything from Revolve.
Haha happen to me one time actually many times when I wore something wrong . But at least your dress looks like it suppose to look like that. I personally prefer jumpsuits and don’t mind to take it off entirely in bathroom of bathroom is clean. They just super comfy. Short dresses look amazing but I feel always awkward in it. Love your metallic boots too!
Wow babe! You look adorable and beautiful in the dress. The combination of this dress with the boots are awesome. Love it kisses
I’m so in love with your boots! They are beautiful!
You look STUNNING in this dress, and I adore the way you styled it! That bag is beautiful, and so is your selection of dresses and jumpsuits! Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful week!
Loving the mix of ruffles and metallic booties. That dress is adorable and you really can’t tell that you’re wearing it “wrong.” When my kids were younger I was so tired and used to walk out of the house with my dresses inside out – this isn’t all that bad LOL. Love the holiday inspo! And that bag is the perfect match – this combo really is perfection!
This outfit is so pretty!! I love the ruffles paired with the metallic boots!!
Totally love that edgy vibe Christine! The dress is super stylish and I love how you paired it with the booties.
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This look is so pretty and stylish – perfect for the festive season! Great post, thanks for sharing!
Hi Christine, I fell in love with this colour when I saw you post it on Instagram! Love how you have stayed true to your style and kept it a little edgy with the metallic boots too!
Such a pretty dress. I love the bag and boots you styled it with. It really pulls the look together, and the entire look is so great for the festive/holiday season! 🙂 So many great dress options here too! Love!
Such a pretty look! Love your dress, it’s perfect for the Holidays! Love your bag too!
I like how you styled this dress. You look amazing.
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YOU LOOK AMAZING!! That color looks stunning on you and omg those boots!!! LOVE THEM
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Those boots are just killer! Love them to pieces and I adore this holiday look all around! I love that you didn’t tie the strap up! When I first looked at the dress, before reading the post, I was taken back with ruffle going down the middle! You are absolutely right! Wear it how ever it feels best, even in a non-traditional way! I’d definitely wear this with sneaker too! Love that you added the classic structured W bag! It also looks phenomenal with the leather jacket as well! I definitely need to look for one that color! I’m loving so many of your holiday picks! Happy Thanksgiving!
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I love that you found a way to wear this two ways. That’s one of my favorite things to do! This dress looks amazing on you and the color is fantastic. So great for a holiday party. Hope you have a great thanksgiving
How are you? I’m hardcore obsessing with this look. Gives off such an edgy vibe that is perfect for the festive season. I truly admire how you discovered how to wear this in different ways that are perfect for different occasions. The look itself is sexy and casual but when adding that beautiful leather jacket you make it look edgy, chic, and perfect for a nigh-out. You look totally stunning! Thanks so much for sharing, I loved it!
That dress is so gorgeous on you darling! The ruffle detailing is so fun, and the burgundy color is just perfect for the holidays. Pairs beautifully with those metallic boots and your moto jacket! Happy Thanksgiving Christine xo, sharon
Absolutely love your boots!! You look gorgeous!!
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I am obsessed with how gorgeous this color looks on you! Love how the outfit is edgy yet very flirty feminine! And I gotta say those boots completely stole the show, what a stunning piece to rock during the fall 🙂
This dress is absolutely gorgeous, and the colour is so chic! I would say this is my type of style for sure. It’s classy but at the same time very feminine. I’m head over heels for ruffles, and I think this is the best kind of cocktail dress!
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That dress looks amazing!Lovely outfit:-)
This dress is so pretty!!! I absolutely love all the ruffles and the color is perfect whether its a christmas party or a thanksgiving gathering!
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You looks very nice and girly . Love the shoulder details and how you dressed up wish a cool pair of metal boots . Great ! On the maxi dresses I prefer those with slide cut for showing my legs 😉
That dress is everything. You look amazing. The colors,fantastic.
Holiday parties are my favorite, dress to kill as they say. Long dresses is very typical if you want to go with the sophisticated and elegant look. I love your choices.
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I love your ruffled dress! So perfect for all of the festivities coming up! Your round up has really helped me on finding a path for my holiday outfits! I have been looking for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Christmas and NYE outfits! I am definitely thinking of finding something velvet, something with shimmer or metallics and a jumpsuit!
I don’t understand how is it that you manage to slay it with every single outfit, I’m loving everything about it! Definitely need that bag in my life!
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This looks really fab dear. I love the sexy, flowy, ruffled off-shoulder dress. You paired it perfectly with edgy metallic boots.
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I would have never known you wore it wrong had you not mentioned it. I personally think it’s gorgeous, even not worn in halter form! That color is also so stunning on you! I definitely love how you edged up the look by pairing it with booties, rather than something typical like strappy heels. I’m sure you stole the show at that holiday party!
Can i have this dress please? Love the whole look though.
Such a stunning ruffle dress babe! Really love the chic and gorgeous design. This burgundy color suits you very well too!
Thanks for sharing all your favorite stress definitely with all the holiday coming I need to start doing some shopping.
i love everything. The bag, your dress and your boots. Burgundy suits you well.