Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NYE 2012: Sparkle in style with Dress Therapy

I don't know about you guys, but I love the fun and excitement of dressing up on New Years Eve. There's something about the new year that makes you want to wear something just a little bit special. Let's face it. When you look especially gorgeous it can totally change your whole attitude. And there is nothing like a new dress to put that spring back in your step!

If you frequently shop elegant pageant dresses or cocktail dresses chances are Dress Therapy may already be on your radar. I know I have been lusting after *this* dress for a minute now. If you have not heard of Dress Therapy yet- Go. NOW. lol. I just love their selection of formal wear and undergarments that work well under said formal wear. Their prices on Spanx are slightly less expensive than in the department store so this is also something a girl can appreciate. The many prom dresses available would dazzle even the pickiest of teenage girls...and it makes me sooo jealous this website didn't exist when I was prom age!!! They also carry several styles of heels, many of them embellished with chunky glitter or rhinestones-both of which are very popular right now.

 Dress Therapy has so many beautiful dresses it can be a little intimidating trying to find your perfect dress.
So for this post I enlisted the help of a few stylish friends and came up with the ultimate list of must have NYE dresses. I also put together 3 makeup looks that I feel go great with these dresses and just NYE in general. So without further ado here are my NYE looks:

"The not-so-classic LBD"

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Available for purchase HERE
I cannot say enough good things about these two Sherri Hill dresses. Neither are too short yet they are just short enough to be daring. They are fun, sparkly, and both are flattering styles. The gems on the top dress are just amazing. The second dress is what I'd describe as sophisticated fun. Both of these stunners would make any gals NYE a night to remember.

The makeup look I chose for these dresses is kind of  'old Hollywood glam meets gothic'. I used a lot of the champagne-y and warm highlight shades in my Tarte for True Blood Pallet, along with a golden toned blush, winged black eyeliner, thick eyelashes and a deep purple lip. Deep purple lipstick is popular this winter I have noticed. It's edgy and makes your teeth appear whiter. I'm digging the trend.

Remember to keep the eyeshadow soft and light since you're wearing such a dramatic lip color.

The 'Pop of color'
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Available for purchase HERE
I picked these dresses because they both have a lot of deep metallic color and sparkle to them. I love wines, purples, and peacocky shades of blue for this winter. They are so flattering against many skintones and yet are still so vibrant. I love that Dress Therapy has a better selection of plus sized dresses than you will find elsewhere.

The makeup I chose for this look was a shimmering wine colored eye paired with a matching lip, pale pink blush, and just a little bit of glitter. I started out with a super sparkly deep brown from a company called Jujubeads called 'Dark Soul'. Again I used my Tarte pallet but this time I went for V. and Waitress. Then I used an amazing sparkling white shade from My Beauty Addiction called Snow Globe as a highlight. I finished it off by packing on Abigail Boutique Designs Big Papa. I blended it out and then packed on more Big Papa with a moist brush. I made my own lip gloss by mixing a tiny bit of Big Papa with a clear balm. Adding a little bit of glitter is totally optional.

And last but not least... 'the ultimate NYE party dress'.

Available for purchase HERE

Available for purchase HERE

They're sexy. They're silver. They're sparkly! What more could you ask for really? Both dresses have sweetheart necklines which tend to compliment voluptuous bustlines as well as smaller busts. Both of these dresses just glimmer and for me... that's what a New Years Eve look is really about. Wear one of these only if you're prepared to have all eyes on you ;)

The makeup I chose was easy. A simple silver and black smokey eye. I used the two sparkly black shades in my Tarte pallet to make my crease, Then I packed on Abigail's Boutique Designs Hidden truth all over under the crease and on 2/3rd of the eyelid. I used this shade because it adds an iridescent navy blue sheen as well as some gold tones. The gold tones give the silver on top of it sort of an antiqued color. I packed on Starchild from the Tarina Tarantino Starchild Pallet all over the inner eye and lid. I finished my eyes off using MBA Snow Globe and ABD Ice Queen as a browbone highlight. I kept my blush and lipstick a peachy nude shade with some gold tones.

There you have it! Perfect party dresses for your NYE 2012 bash. Which dress are you dying for?? Get to it and check out Dress Therapy out HERE

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