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Holiday Dress Trends From Bella Sera Bridal

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It's that time of year again -- holiday parties to attend! They will be here before you know it don't get caught without anything to wear! My girls Lisa Almeida and Heidi Nicholson, co-owners of Bella Sera Bridal have you covered with more than just bridal gowns. This Danvers, MA landmark has all the hot cocktail dresses to make you the best dressed at the party.

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See our tips for top trends below and the dresses that will achieve the look in the slide show. All items available at Bella Sera Bridal.

2013 Holiday Trends:

All that Shimmers! A little bit of sparkle never hurt anyone. Sequins makes a bold but beautiful statement. Embellishments of sequins, rhinestones, beads and studs add that extra sizzle to any dress. Whether an all-over sparkle or just a pop of shimmer - it's enough to create a glamorous but sophisticated look.

Lovely in Lace! - Lace overlays, accents and illusion necklines are very popular on the red carpet and the runways and we're seeing that trend in holiday designs as well.

At First Blush - Yes, black is always elegant but many of the dresses this season are showing up in colors that are lightening things up a bit but still providing a very sophisticated, feminine look. White, cream light silver and pink are all very hot right now!

Picking the Perfect Party Dress:

Accentuate Your Positive : Whether it’s your shoulders, neckline or legs – draw attention to your best features. Wear that plummeting neckline, dawn that backless dress or the asymmetrical gown that highlights your fabulous shoulders. Understand what works for your body!

The Long and Short of it - A short or longer hemline? This one can be tricky because you want to take into consideration the type of affair, as well as your body type, and time of day of the event. For instance, a company party might not be the best time to showcase that super-fitted mini, but a long evening gown may be positively perfect for a nighttime soiree. Find the length that best contours to your body, fits the occasion and most importantly, that you feel comfortable and confident in.

Go Bold and Beautiful. Rhinestones, sequins, bows, and ruffles. Evening dresses offer plenty of choices when it comes to glam. Don't be afraid to choose the dress with that ruffle bottom, rhinestone top or draped back.

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