Look no further; North Toronto boutique Poor Little Rich Girl is the ultimate holiday dress playground. Step inside the enticing windows and you will find all you need for that work holiday party, your best friend’s swanky cocktail soiree or to ring in 2013 looking fabulous in that killer New Year’s Eve dress. Offering the honest advice of a trusted friend, the Poor Little Rich Girls, co-owners Lynn Conway and Sara Puppi, are always happy to provide inspiration on anything holiday wear-related. On Thursday, November 22nd, the uptown boutique hosted their festive “Frocktails After Dark” holiday sale, from 5:00pm-9:00pm, where guests enjoyed music, cupcakes and festive cookies, cocktails and bubbly.
While guests sipped and shopped, they were treated to 30 per cent off of all things holiday. It is safe to say that there was a steady lineup for the duration of the party as shoppers eagerly picked out their holiday favourites. Hot items include a form-fitting, lacy navy Nicole Miller dress, a bold green Blaque Label hi-low dress (a celeb favourite), House of Harlow jewellery, Rebecca Minkoff purses, BCBG Max Azria Nylon and leather “Arlo” leggings (for holiday drinks with the girls), and a Wish nylon and leather dress.
According to the PLRGS (and judging from the pieces in store so quickly snapped up by customers), 2012 holiday trends are:
– As usual, all things sequin and studded… the holidays are an excuse to shine and glitter!
– Neutral colours like blush, creams and golds.
– Cut-outs and open backs are big, so you can show off that yoga body despite the cold weather (an in-store favourite is Keepsake’s “Open Window” dress).
– Peplum tops and dresses (always slimming for fuller-figured females).
– Pleather pants or pleather detailing on dresses.
– Sequin shorts (hey, if you can pull it off, why not?)
– Black lace. Enough said.
Party dress shopping tips:
– Come prepared with a strapless bra.
– Don’t under-estimate the power of body sculpting underwear to work wonders on your physique and make that dress look even hotter
– Be open to experiment; holidays allow for bold, fun choices. Try something on that isn’t typically “you.”
– Take into account you will be wearing nylons, which may affect the fit of the dress and overall look as opposed to the barelegged try-on-in-store. On that note, you best be wearing nylons; the days of bare legs and open-toed shoes will have to wait for spring.
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