Holiday Party Dresses - Dressing for Your Shape
Seven women share the kinds of gifts (and the outfits) that make their season bright—whether they're giving or receiving.
By Clarissa Cruz
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Her Favorite Things: Liles loves body-conscious dresses with sleeves ("I like to embrace my curves without being too revealing"), peplum shirts, and Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée products. "They smell so relaxing and delicious—like you're sitting between a spa and a bakery," says Liles, who has a 1-year-old daughter and runs KWL Enterprises (an entertainment, technology, and commodities company) with her husband.
Her Everyday Look: "I'm a curvy girl, but I'm also 39, so I try to balance being sexy with being mature and appropriate."
Her Merrymaking Style: "I love to wear dresses in a color that pops, in a luxe fabric like velvet, silk, or a formfitting wool. A jeweled or sparkle embellishment always adds some sass!"
Her Gift List:
For the home entertainer: Porcelain and floral-patterned tea sets
For the cuddler: Chenille throw blankets
Under $50: Extra-virgin Greek olive oil
Dress, Halston Heritage, $475. Necklace, Thale Blanc. Crystal bracelet, C. Wonder. Cuffs, Janis by Janis Savitt. Shoes, Charlotte Olympia.