Festive Shades for the Holiday Season

The one thing I always look forward to for the holidays is all the incredible designs being released in one of my favorite colors, GREEN! Although being a redhead makes me a little biased since various shades of green tend to be the very complimentary, there is no doubt that it looks incredible on many people as it plays up so many different features beautifully. Instinctively I gravitate to anything in this color and could not resist the Bettie Page Holly Dress when it arrived JBR Clothing.

Available in sizes S-4X in Green & Red ~ MSRP $116USD

IMG_1791Now sizing with Bettie Page tends to rather tricky since each style runs differently, depending on the fabric and/or the cut. One of the many reasons of why I love shopping at JBR Clothing is their willingness to help you find the perfect size to avoid costly returns and exchanges. An added bonus is the fact that the lovely Rachel is my body twin; she often tries items for me and provides incredible feedback every time. (PS. I adore Rachel!) Based on her recommendations, I was quite surprised to be ordering my first Bettie Page dress in a size Small! The Holly is made from a very stretchy bengaline therefore you can easily size down if you prefer a body hugging fit. When it arrived, I could not believe how great it fit right off the rack and did not require any alterations even with my short torso. The Holly features lovely small folds at the scooped neckline and waist line, which are super flattering to conceal any tummy area flaws. One of the great features about the Holly is the ability to wear your favorite bra since the straps are quite wide. I dread strapless bras just as much as the rest! If you’re concerned about the wiggle skirt restricting your movement, there is no need. There is a classic kickpleat built into the skirt and the bengaline is super stretchy as mentioned earlier. At 5′-4″ tall, the hemlines falls a couple inches below the knee.

IMG_1782Since the Holly is designed to be curve hugging, it was essential to pair it with the right undergarments to create the illusion of a flawless hourglass silhouette. Without a doubt, the Rago 1294 is the best way to go for comfort and function. The bengaline is a very nice thick material which is essential for concealing any trouble areas you may have. This was the first dress in months that seriously felt like it was made for me, something that is rare these days with the ever changing size grading in the industry. When you are forced to invest in alterations with each purchase, the extra expense just adds up dramatically.

IMG_1789This may come as no surprise but the Holly Dress is going to be my outfit of choice for New Years Eve. It’s not too often that I get to wear my evening dresses during the winter months but I always make it a point to get dolled up for New Years dinner with the hubby. The Holly Dress can be accessorized with your favorite pair of pumps and the perfect shade of red lipstick. For a more waist cinching effect, add a wide or skinny belt to match your shoes. Maybe it’s just me, but I adore how these leopard print pumps look with the green!

IMG_1788It is refreshing to stumble upon a perfect fitting dress right off the rack and avoid costly alterations that have plagued me for quite some time now. The Holly Dress is designed as timeless and figure flattering all in one. It is an extra added bonus to see it in my favorite color of course!

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