Picture Perfect: Our Chic Style Guide to Holiday Dressing

November 27, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More

What’s the perfect accessory to compliment your holiday attire? A sparkling, irresistibly gorgeous cocktail ring of course. A bold piece of jewelry has the power to put the finishing touch on any outfit, and will take your holiday look from drab to fab. And since a pretty cocktail ring is the ultimate in statement jewelry, you are guaranteed to get heads turning. With so many beautiful options, we have created a fashion guide for holiday dressing and accessorizing. Being the belle of the ball just got a whole lot easier.


1. Holiday Party Outfit #1: The Little Black Dress

Nothing can rival the style and sass of the perfect little black dress. Tulip shaped skirts and fitted, modest necklines evoke an Audrey Hepburn sensibility and suit a wide range of body types. Make your adorable LBD pop with a vibrantly hued citrine cocktail ring encircled by sparkling diamonds. The classic emerald cut and vintage style setting looks like something Hepburn herself would have worn.

2. Holiday Party Outfit #2:  Pencil Skirt with a Dressy Top

A knee-length fitted pencil skirt looks lovely topped off with a brightly hued silk blouse. Choose a blouse with romantic details, like lace-capped sleeves, a bow at the neckline, or a dramatic back. This keeps the attention around your face while allowing you to hide any perceived flaws with a simple black skirt. Since your blouse will already provide a burst of color, finish off your party look by adding a sparkling cocktail ring in a muted tone. We suggest this pale seafoam-green amethyst ring in a classic oval cut shape.

3. Holiday Party Outfit #3: Dressy Jacket and Slacks

Wearing slacks and a jacket is a comfortable alternative to dresses and skirts. The trick is to assemble your outfit properly to make it dressy enough for the holidays. First, make sure that the fabric of your jacket and pants is a dressy fabric – this means no 100% cotton pants allowed and definitely no jeans. Silk blends, taffeta, nice knits and cashmere are holiday-appropriate fabrics.

Next, choose an elegant top to wear underneath the jacket. Stick with the same aforementioned fabrics, and pick a top with pretty details that will peek out underneath your jacket; for example, bold patterns, ruffled collars, intricate necklines, and bright colors. Finally, add a few pieces of bold jewelry to finish dressing up the look. A gorgeous berry-hued garnet ring is just the right color for the season and makes quite a statement.

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  1. liz goud says:

    Geez, I love those rings! I would have to admit that the only reason I stayed on this page was because of the rings – but – I also got to read your holiday party outfit tips with matching rings and they are actually great! I particularly agree with outfit #1 – the perfect little black dress. You can never go wrong with this one. Matched with the perfect accessory, you can look really fabulous with just a simple black cloth wrapped around your body! That’s how important jewelries can be – they make you look and feel gorgeous no matter how simple your outfit is. Such fine pieces of art! :)

  2. Charlotte says:

    What happened to the gold dove cross you had in stock with the shape of the dove in the center with open wings ? I wanted to order it..
    Thanks, CH

  3. Hi, Charlotte,

    We’ve added this cross pendant back on the website for you!

    You can order it at http://applesofgold.com/DP112-10.html

    It’s a great piece! It was just temporarily out of stock, but it is available again now!

    Thank you!

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