December 31, 2012

Holiday Dresses That Sparkle


These seasonal frocks will make moms and daughters shine as brightly as holiday lights.

By Savannah Birnbaum


The holiday season is upon us, and with all those party invitations stacking up, you’ll need to equip the girls with a festive frock or two before checking those RSVP boxes. ‘Tis the season to sparkle, and each one of these flouncy dresses will amuse and enchant any yuletide crowd. Little girls and their mothers can shine at a Hanukkah party, glow at a Christmas gathering, sparkle at a New Year’s bash, or shimmer at a Kwanza celebration with this selection of dresses designed to spread holiday cheer and a healthy dose of closet envy.

 

With its subtle metallic sheen and textured print, the Gold Jacquard Dress from Zara is party-ready and simply stunning. This lovely shift will catch the light to create a pretty shimmer while she’s spinning around the room or sneaking a sweet from the dessert table. Glimmering with holiday spirit, your little one will look absolutely angelic in this dress, sparkling like a snowflake, glowing like a candle on the menorah, and shining as bright as the star at the top of the tree.

$39.90, zara.com

 

 

J. Crew’s Girls Paillette Ponte Dress is bright enough to compete with Rudolph’s nose, spreading holiday cheer while pirouetting around a cocktail party or sweeping across a dance floor. This bright number will make your little lady sparkle and pop like a New Year’s firework, and she’ll want to wear it all year-round. With a simple, classic top and a drop-waist, disco-ready skirt, this dress combines effortless style with just the right amount of glitz.

$88, jcrew.com

 

Blue-blooded beauties will go absolutely mad for the David Charles Box-Pleat Plaid Dress–the ideal holiday dress for little princesses. A twist on a traditional Scottish tartan, it’s more Kate Middleton than Queen Elizabeth, and will dance as easily as it tucks in for a merry feast. Complete with slightly puffed sleeves and a sweet peter pan collar, this little stunner can go from temple, to church, to a holiday fête with an effortless air of regal poise.

$268, bergdorfgoodman.com

 

 

In a striking taffeta, the Pleated Taffeta Dress from Jacadi shines with a luster as frosty as if old Jack himself had made it. Your little holiday cheer-giver can deck the halls, carol through the snow, light the candles, and spread good tidings while fluttering in this dazzling frock.

$149, jacadi.com

 

 

 

The J. Crew Collection, a supremely refined and grown-up branch of their standard line, has crafted this Shoulder Lace Dress with the holidays in mind. A breathtaking splurge, this glistening shift is the ultimate ensemble for merrymaking, and will look positively radiant alongside your stylish little girl.

$525, jcrew.com

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