Holiday dressing made easy | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

As the holiday season enters, it’s certainly time to dress to impress. Of course, we ladies know that the best frock would be one that could be worn for various occasions rather than one that would get stuck in the closet next season. Adora hits two birds with one stone—fashion that stays stylish in and out of season—with a Holiday collection actually inspired by birds.

One of Adora’s in-house brands Harlan+Holden kicks off this season with unconventional color combinations of vivid hues and subtle neutrals reminiscent of varicolored feathers. If you’re one to shy away from bold shades, a nude pencil skirt or a black maxi skirt paired with a bright top should do the trick, without taking you far from your comfort zone.

Of course, what would the holidays be without a bit of shimmer?   Subtle metallic hues glam up easy and loose shapes perfect for a night of festivities.

Dresses and separates come in lustrous fabrics, which emulate the lightness of feathers and welcome details of drapes and pleats on whimsical materials, such as chiffon and tulle, which add enough texture to wardrobe staples.

Inspired by tail feathers, silhouettes range from body-skimming creations perfect for svelte figures to cocoon-like shifts any woman can pull off.

Dresses and separates can be worn a number of ways to get you by season after season, in style. A fuchsia high-shine asymmetrical dress can take you from the boardroom to a dinner date with a quick change of heels, while a pair of white wide-legged trousers coupled with a glossy top can take you from strolling the city streets to cocktails with a bit of tweaking, and so on.

As every outfit needs statement-making accessories, Adora rises to the occasion with vertiginous heels by Schutz and Stella Luna, and dainty but sturdy minaudières by Adora Artisan. To make things even easier, stylish women show just how they dress and keep things in order during the holidays.

Adora is at 3/F, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Kaye Tinga, philanthropist

“I love the holidays, so I try to get with the season and dress a bit more festive… I accessorize  with chandelier earrings and stacked bracelets.”

Holiday fashion tip: “Preparation is key especially when there’s a slew of activities. The less stressed you are, the better you look.”

Kat Cruz, Look Magazine fashion editor

“I dress for the holidays with glitter, high heels, and red lipstick.”

Holiday fashion tip: “When in doubt, overdress and always have with you a statement jacket whenever, wherever. It wraps you as a pretty little package no matter what.”

Pamela Picazo-Garcia, L’ Oreal corporate communications manager

“Christmas is my favorite holiday as it’s a very exciting and festive time of the year and you really feel the spirit of family and friends during this celebration. Since I look forward to the holidays, I always look for a new dress to wear for Christmas.”

Holiday fashion tip: “To avoid stress, I pick out my dress in advance. For example, I already bought a dress last October—something dressy and stylish, yet comfortable, because usually there are lunches followed by dinners and you’re out the whole day and rarely get the chance to go back home and change. An outfit that can last you the whole day would do the trick, or something you could accessorize to go from day to night.”

Eunice Lucero, Preview Magazine associate editor

“I make it a point to dress up more during the holidays; more parties means more excuses to go festive with accessories. Sparkle, shimmer, lace and red are my go-tos.”

Holiday fashion tip: “To keep things stress-free, simplify your outfit and splurge on accessories. Also, don’t be afraid to get your money’s worth out of that LBD, and invest in sexy but comfy heels that can take you from an office Christmas party to dancing with the girls.”

Angela Alarcon, Mega Magazine fashion editor

“I like to take advantage of the festive season by dressing in more sophisticated fabrics such as tweed, wool blends, and other knits. And I love layering during the cooler season, which calls for the need to wear my leather jacket.”

Holiday fashion tip: “I think women should keep in mind that they only have the holidays to dress up as opulent and festive as they want, so they should have fun, while keeping snug and warm under layers.”