Holiday Formal Dress

Skirt The Rules / Red Formal Dress

Outfit: Chicwish red midi dress (c/o) / Crystal statement necklace / Gold pave cuffAnn Taylor pearl skinny cuff / Clare Vivier leopard flat clutch / Silver metallic pumps / Makeup: Too Faced Born this Way foundation in ‘Ivory’/ Too Faced Endless Summer bronzer / MAC brow liner in ‘Deep Dark Brunette’NARS blush in ‘Dolce Vita’ / MAC matte lipstick in ‘Persistence’

It might not feel like it’s mid-December in NYC right now, but it sure does look like it.

Skirt The Rules / Red Formal Dress


James and I continued our adventures in Midtown Manhattan over the weekend (see last week’s visit to the Lotte Palace Hotel here). This neck of the woods is always decked out for the holidays. Between the tree at Rock Center to the shops on Fifth Avenue, be prepared for major swooning and major crowds!

Skirt The Rules / Red Formal Dress

Luckily, we found a quiet little walkway on 58th Street and 5th Avenue with the most epic candy cane lights. The an energy in this area like no other. Buildings are covered in larger-than-life decor and the streets are buzzing with the holiday spirit. So why not pull together an outfit to match?

Skirt The Rules / Red Formal Dress

I love this red midi-length dress from Chicwish. It’s the perfect piece for a formal affair (think winter weddings, holiday parties and galas!). I love it with a pair of silver pumps and a leopard clutch, and when the temps do decide to finally drop, I imagine throwing a faux fur stole over it for an elevated look.

Skirt The Rules / Red Formal Dress

For reference, I’m 5’2″ and the hem hits the lower part of my calf, just where a normal midi skirt would. If you’re on the shorter side like me, you can totally still rock this dress length (see more options here). Make sure you pair with pumps that elongate the little area of leg that does show (strappy heels tend to cut off your leg line).

Skirt The Rules / Red Formal Dress

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  1. mixandmatch333 wrote:

    This dress is stunning on you, I love it with the clutch!

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  2. Bash Harry wrote:

    Oh the Chicwish dress is absolutely stunning! I love how you paired it with leopard. Everything in this look s just perfect! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin’


    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  3. Courtney wrote:

    I love your dress! The color is so festive for the holiday season!

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  4. Loving this look on you so much ! That dress is so fantastic and I love the length on you!
    Happy Monday!

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  5. Alissa wrote:

    I love a good red dress and this is no exception! Such a pretty cut on you too!
    The Adored Life

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  6. Stunning dress! I love the details in it. It takes the red holiday dress to a new level.

    xx Kathryn

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  7. I’m not short but that’s a good tip that straps cut off your leg line! Love this one you, and I also have been LOVING the weather we’ve been having around here lately!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  8. asallows wrote:

    This dress is stunning! I love the subtle pattern on it, and the bright red is a beautiful colour. Great idea adding the leopard clutch.

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  9. Meagan wrote:

    Red is a great color on you!

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  10. MC wrote:

    Beautiful dress! The midi length is so chic!

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  11. I see we’re both doing bold reds for the holidays! 🙂 Beautiful dress and red is so your color!

    Posted 12.14.15 Reply
  12. This entire outfit is stunning, but those shoes really take the cake!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply