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Favor the Bold: 6 show-stopping looks for this year’s holiday party circuit

Dare to dazzle on this year’s holiday celebration circuit with looks and makeup that are both elegant and unapologetically show-stopping. Why not be the life—and talk—of the party?

Photography by Joseph Bradley
Wardrobe styling and creative direction by Whitley Adkins Hamlin | the Queen City Style
Hair and makeup by Sarah Broyhill of Directions USA
Modeling by Angelina Anderson and Sarah Kleckley of Directions USA

 

Silver Lining

Lisa N. Hoang Ruffled Lace Dress, $1,025, lisanhoangofficial.com; Mignonne Gavigan Burst Earrings, $195, Charlotte’s Inc.

Scarlet Fever

Alexis Vinton Long Sleeve Lace Top, Sloan, $594; Pamela Lovett Jewelry Byzantine Inspired Cross Necklace 24 Karat Over Brass with Rubies and Multi Precious Stones, $850; Kristin Hayes Jewelry Ty Burke Earring, $160, and The Wonder Cuff, $80, kristin-hayes-jewelry.myshopify.com

Wine & Shine

Cinq a Sept Ember Coat in Rhubarb and Clearwater, $1,295, Coplon’s, coplons.com; Allie Beads Gold Earrings, $120, Charlotte’s, Inc.

Sheer Audacity

Lisa N. Hoang Ruffled Evening Gown, $4,995, lisanhoangofficial.com; FOUND Collection Francesca Collar Black Calais Lace, handmade in France, $275, shopfoundcollection.com; Pamela Lovett Jewelry Lucite Wide Cuff with Oval London Blue Crystals, $650 each, and Onyx Clover with Topaz Pear earrings, $195.

Heavy Metal 

Cinq a Sept Velvet Jacket, $565, and We Dream In Color Constellation Earrings, $100—both from Sloan; Pamela Lovett Jewelry Bracelet with Precious and Semi Precious Stones, $450, Artifact Coin Bangle, $395, 24 Karat Over Brass with Raw Sapphires, $450, and Lucite Black with Pearl Bracelet, $550.

 

Shadow Play

FOUND collection Pauline Feather Capelet, $150, shopfoundcollection.com; Serpui Marie Manuela Bag, $299, Coplon’s, coplons.com; Kristin Hayes Jewelry Ms. Robinson Earring $160, Ms. Robinson Cuff, $100—both kristin-hayes-jewelry.myshopify.com.