Colorful Party Dresses - Bright Holiday Party Dresses
The freshest way to dress up this winter? Trade in traditional holiday tones for high-wattage shades. Dexter star Yvonne Strahovski models the rainbow brights.
By Jenny Bailly and Clarissa Cruz
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
A sherbet-y shade isn't what you typically wear in winter, but on a frothy evening gown, it's a sweet surprise. Wellies and a chunky cardigan add wit to the formal look. "A knit is a fun alternative to a jacket or coat," says former Chuck star Strahovski.
Beauty Advice: Make a Lasting Impression
After gate climbing, net jumping, pug wrangling, and nine wardrobe changes, Strahovski still looked as fresh as she had eight hours earlier. The key to her makeup's longevity: loose translucent powder. Matin used a thin velvety puff, not a brush, to get the most natural finish and the best staying power. (Try Basically U Velour & Satin Puff, $2 for four; ulta.com.) When you're finished applying your makeup, dip the puff into the powder, brush it against the back of your hand to remove any excess, and pat it firmly over your face.
Sweater, L.L.Bean, $169, llbean.com. Dress, Monique Lhuillier, moniquelhuillier. Boots, Hunter, $135, hunter-boot.com.