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Holiday Party Glam

Caitlan Moneta -

The lights are twinkling, Mariah is crooning, and the first frosty flakes have fallen – the festive season is officially underway. With social calendars abuzz, our attention quickly turns to mastering holiday glamour. Of course, the holiday party season requires a different kind of sartorial prowess – your trusty Saturday night going out top just won’t do.  

Instead, lean into modern takes on merry dressing. That translates to shimmer that electrifies in the evening light, exaggerated embellishments on sensational silhouettes and exceptional knitwear that conveys cozy chic. 

A trip to Salon Dew (@salondew) in Toronto provided the perfect backdrop to indulge in some much-needed party prep. Find inspiration for your own memory-making moments with our favourite festive looks. 

If there was ever a time to go for head turning shine, it’s now. Smythe’s copper party paillettes are sure to set your magpie heart aflutter. Dial the disco down a notch with a pair of tailored pants, like these by Chiara Boni La Petite Robe, which feature a kicky slit to show off spectacular shoes. 

If you prefer molten metallics, Sabina Musayev’s light-reflecting skirt is the definition of a showpiece. A shoulder-showcasing top is all you need to guarantee admiring glances. 

Black is an enduring evening option. Set yourself apart by selecting maximalist designs, like Autumn Cashmere’s tulle-trimmed off-the-shoulder number. It has the ease of a sweater dress with the dressed-up detail of a black-tie ballgown. 

Greta Constantine, a label loved for their directional silhouettes, is another stylish contender. A voluminous ruffle embellishment on a one-shouldered top makes a strong sartorial statement – it also demands little in the way of add-ons, requiring only a structured pant to complement look. 

Sweaters make an equally sharp companion for festive evenings out. Seek out party-ready details like the light-catching crystals on Autumn Cashmere’s silver cardigan, they make the perfect foil for a pair of Mother’s faux leather flares. 

If the dress code calls for chalet chic, Sofie Schnoor’s chunky fair isle sweater is up to the challenge, when paired with the designer’s glamorous, and glittery, midi skirt.