Sparkly Holiday Party Dresses – What My Readers Wore

‘Tis the season for sparkle and shine! This week’s my readers glisten in glistening party dresses.


The Sisters!

Donna ( far right) is a loyal reader. Here she is with her three beautiful sisters, all dressed to the nines for holiday party time. Looking Fabulous Ladies!!! These dresses would be perfect for New Year’s Eve

Touch of Sparkle

These readers bought their dresses at, a favorite boutique in Delaware. Left- Just a touch of sparkle on the sleeve does the trick. Middle-Left: Sparkle Woven Right into this fabric! Middle-right: Glam Jewelry creates shine, Right: Midnight Blue Sparkle top can be worn anytime.

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Classic Christmas

Red with a touch of gold always looks festive. Top off the look with a pair of luxe velvet pants and you have one fab look. Right – we see a two-tone black dress color blocked in sparkles. Subtle but festive! (from

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A Passion for Purple at Holiday Time

Left: Full on glitter in gunmetal looks rich and modern. Center- royal purple silk accented with gold is a gorgeous and-and modern holiday dressing choice. Right-Vivacious in Velvet! ( All from

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Sparkly Hose

Yes, it is a sparkle color blocked skirt, but look at the hose. These shiny stockings are so festive and fun. What other time of the year can you get away with such a glam look? ( from

Donna's metallic party dresses

Donna’s Christmas tree is no match for the sparkle that radiates from her

Black and Gold

Here’s Donna again ( the gals with the sisters) going to another party in a gold metallic and black velvet dress. She wore this to an event hosted by the Volunteers of America at The Plaza in NYC. Although she lives in New Jersey, Donna loves NYC at holiday time. This photo was taken at home just before leaving. Donna, you look dazzling!

Party dresses for older women

Julia has chosen the perfect accessories to complement her silver dress.

Fabulous for a Holiday Fundraiser

Julia, 49, from Washinton D.C., wore this beautiful metallic silver dress to a fundraiser in Bel Air, California. The sheath style is easy to wear, and the length is perfect for a woman 40, 50, 60 and beyond.

Julia purchased both the dress and shoes at Talbots. She accessorized her silver dress perfectly with a dark red clutch and a light shawl with heels to match. A tip: If you wear a metallic dress, it’s best not to accessorize with metallics. Choose a brighter, contrasting color for the accessories and keep the color the same for all accessories.

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Maha chose two different dresses in different styles and fabrics, but both looks work beautifully on her.

Two Stunning Dresses, Two Separate Occasions

Maha, 50, chose two uniquely different dresses for two different holiday parties this season. They both look fab. Both fit and flatter her body so well. I can’t decide which one I like best. Maha, You look spectacular in both!

Silver metallic dress

Cindy is beaming in a silver metallic dress.

Shining in Silver

Wow, Cindy looks like a Christmas package beautifully wrapped up in this glam silver dress. One shoulder dresses are popular at holiday time because they a little bit sexy, but still look elegant.

Metallic copper dress

Copper is hard to find but a gorgeous shade.

Fabulous After 40 in Copper

Dianna shines in this copper shift dress that she wore to a church charity event. Her skin and hair have warm undertones making this color a perfect complement.

To let the dress take center stage Dianna kept the jewelry very simple. “I know my shoes are a bit “matchy, matchy”, but I had them, and I didn’t want to spend more money on the outfit. I figured the dress was the point anyway.”

Lovely, Dianna! Thanks to Everyone who sent in photos!

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  1. LOVE Donna’s dress! The black panels are super flattering.

  2. Robin Sheridan says:

    I am absolutely loving the photos from your “real life” followers! It shows women in real settings putting together their own outfits, and it’s very helpful to hear your comments on why a certain combination works. I applaud those of us over 40 (and 50!) who are not afraid to wear trendy things in a stylish but not juvenile way. I’d love to hear more constructive criticism too, such as what you might add or switch out for accessories, or how to layer a casual outfit, for those of us that post pictures. Thank you for your inspiration and motivation to stay stylin’ !