Tired of the Little Black Dress?

Nicole Parise wearing a velvet suit from Mango with an Elizabeth & James bag by a canal

Christmas parties are here, and in preparation for said parties comes the realization that these festivities equal dress shopping. But, I am here to argue that if you really want to make a splash at your events this year, perhaps it is time to say goodbye to the little black dress and go for something new.

I do not have loads of parties lined up for next month, but when I go out, I rarely pull out a LBD for the occasion. You will all know that if the option presents itself, I always pick a well-cut jumpsuit for any party, but this year I was inspired by the velvet rage of last Christmas and got my hands on a full velvet suit. In an effort to keep the outfit feminine, I considered ditching the turtleneck seen in the photos and flaunting a bit more skin than usual. Perhaps in the right setting (nye party?), this idea would work flawlessly, but for a cozy Christmas party, I decided to keep a classy grandfather vibe.

I am always pro “wear-what-makes-you-feel-good,” so if that cute black dress with a pair of pumps makes you feel unbeatable, then I love it as well. But if you’re looking to mix things up this year, why not try one of the trendiest suits of 2017?

Happy Holidays, and cheers!

Shop This Look

Jacket: Mango

Turtleneck: Zara (Similar)

Pants: Mango

Shoes: Zara (Similar)

Bag: Elizabeth & James

Lips: YSL Vinyl

Nicole Parise wearing a velvet suit from Mango with an Elizabeth & James bag by a canal


  1. nancy
    November 27, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    That is such a cute outfit! Totally jealous of your style

  2. November 27, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I absolutely love this! pants suits/jumpsuits are so in right now 🙂

  3. November 28, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Such a good idea! I’m always torn when dressing for holiday parties between comfort/warmth and style. This works in both categories.

  4. November 28, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I like to mix things up when it comes to little black dress events. Hey, it just means we will stand out!

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