Plan your holiday wardrobe


04:05 AM October 14th, 2011

By: Jenni Epperson, October 14th, 2011 04:05 AM

There might be nothing better than the shimmer and glimmer of the holidays. This season, get ready and stock up on the splendor of a rich, lustrous, jewel-toned wardrobe.

That’s right, ladies, paint the town red—ruby red, that is. Or put on lapis, emerald, sugilite, peridot—everything bright, bold and beautiful. Save the LBD for another day and get festive while looking classy. Sparkle like a gem—without ending up like a Christmas tree, of course.

Go for glow, not shine

The goal is to look alluring and polished while channeling the festive spirit of the season. When picking out a jewel-toned outfit, avoid anything too shiny that it reflects light like a neon strip. Find a good, balanced shimmer that allows people to see how the fabric falls on your body, and not distract them from it.

Try royal blue

The best thing about jewel tones is that it can complement almost any skin color. But if you’re finding it hard to pick one, try  royal blue. While the warm hues of gold and cinnamon grab attention, the sophistication and elegance of bright royal blue have a more subtle dramatic appeal.

Dazzle in black–and more

Try dark shades that dazzle like copper, silver and pewter, or add touches of color to your black number.


Balance  the bright shade with some kick-ass accessories. Because jewel tones are incredibly girly, match them with dramatic black—say, a black belt, black stockings or black killer heels. The key is to create a daring, sexy vibe despite the sweet and jolly major piece.

Make it monochromatic

This season, you wouldn’t have to worry about mixing and matching. Fashion experts recommend color and committing to it. Go for different hues and shades, but stick to one base color to create grandeur and impact.

Karimadon’s latest collection offers luxurious jewel-toned jersey frocks that should add fun to your holiday wardrobe. Here’s to the most wonderful time of the year!

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