Style: Keeping Covered Yet Gorgeous for Dressy Holiday Parties

By Sherrie Mathieson
NABBW’s Fashion Expert

I know dressing for holiday events can be a challenge if you don\’t want lots of skin bared.

I have shown in the past how wearing a dressy fabric shirt style –paired with dressy slacks, long skirt (full or slim) –with great accessories– can look great.

Talbot\’s November catalog recently showed a very affordable long black ruffled (yet slim) black skirt with a dressy black shirt that was gorgeous– and a “cousin” to the high end outfit (sequined skirt designed by Michael Kors for her) Tonne Goodman wore for the CFDA awards.

Highlight what is best about you–even long gloves can come in handy.

Remember that too much of anything (from cleavage to bling) may win you attention but the wrong kind. Below are a few looks I love (no burgundy-black combos!) in black and other colors.

I also included some lovely earrings, which can be very attractive,  so long as you don\’t wear glasses (like me).

Sherrie has a growing and diverse clientele of all ages, backgrounds, lifestyles and professions for whom she consults on all matters of personal style. It was the men and women who were beginning to have concerns about the aging process and how it translated to their appearance that called her attention to a void in good expert advice and the inconsistency in the marketplace. She was a pioneer with her book "Forever Cool", and dedicates much of her time to seminars on the subject of ageless, youthful and modern style for boomers and the unique challenges they face. ”Steal This Style” (April,2009) is her latest book.*Sherrie has costumed and styled for roles, Academy Award-winning actors, sports figures, comedians, rock stars, dancers, industry leaders---and worked with top directors in the film industry.