The holidays are fast approaching, giving fashion lovers everywhere the perfect opportunity to break out of the working-from-home sweatpants slump and slip into something festive. This season is all about rich colors and luxurious-feeling fabrics–a welcome change for those of us who have donned pandemic-induced loungewear for the past year and a half. So pour yourself a cup of cocoa and check out these four fabulous designers for the best of winter 2021 with outfits for every Christmas party, family gathering, and everything in between.
Simone-et-Elise, a ready-to-wear brand based out of Cote D’Ivoire is truly making the season bright with vibrant fabrics and artful designs. Don this floor-length hot pink dress for a powerful look that is sure to steal the show at any social event. For a bold statement, try the Colibri dress, which features a stunning orange jumpsuit accentuated by an elegant draped skirt on one side. The hand-painted fabric on each of these pieces adds a custom look that is eye-catching and understated, making these outfits the hit of the season.
Bridget Awosika from Nigeria brings us a taste of luxury with two modern holiday styles. For a contemporary take on a classic look, go for a white collared dress with a pleated hem, made merry with two scarlet flowers. The overall effect is utterly chic and would pair perfectly with a classic red lip. For an edgier look, try Awosika’s black two-piece dress with a mid-length hem that splits up the middle. This jaw-dropping ensemble works perfectly for holiday parties and meet-ups with old friends.
If you’re looking for end-of-year elegance, look no further than Mozambique’s Taibo Bacar. The brand’s eveningwear collection brings visions of sugarplums, or at the very least sugar-sweet hues, with colors that range from naughty to nice for every holiday theme. Slip into this pink plunging gown with tie details at the wrists for a timeless, romantic look or perhaps their one-shouldered dress to spice up your night (and did we mention it has pockets?).
Show a little skin with these three dresses by Hanifa, a fashion brand based out of the United States and Congo. Show your wild side with a zebra print dress and fuzzy coat or heat things up with the tropical, orange and white Lola gown. For a show-stopping look with a twist, try the Nadia maxi dress in wintry vanilla or frosty lilac. This dress is perfect for going from holiday gift shopping by day to sipping spiced wine by night.
Let the holiday shopping begin! Now that you’ve got the inside scoop on all things ho-ho-haute this season, you are well equipped to end 2021 with a bang. It’s time to swap out your T-shirts for tea dresses and celebrate another year of looking your best.