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Styling Tips: Tim Gunn’s Rules for Holiday Dressing.


There’s no denying that Tim Gunn knows a thing or two about style. Here, the Project Runway star and all-around fashion expert shares his rules for dressing for all of those upcoming holiday soirees. Between this handy list and the party-perfect attire he hand-picked just for MYHABIT, we might just be ready for the festivities to begin.


#1. Try apparel in jewel tones: Emerald, ruby, topaz. Not only are these colors flattering to most skin tones, they’re festive.

#2. No white. No red with white fur trim. Avoid the Mrs. Claus school of holiday dressing.

#3. Say “yes” to metallics, especially when it comes to accessories.

#4. And “yes” to LBDs. The Little Black Dress is a must-have staple and a great canvas for your prettiest jewelry.

#5. You’re better off being over-dressed for a holiday party than under-dressed. It’s more respectful to the host.

#6. Before you walk out the door, don’t forget to dab on your favorite perfume.

#7. Avoid wearing snow boots, but remember that flats can be just as dressy as heels.

#8. Real fur is in poor taste no matter what the season.

#9. Take your layers off when you get inside. Don’t hide that cute dress under four cardigans.

#10. Have some champagne!

(Shop The Curator: Tim Gunn’s Holiday Looks on MYHABIT, and read our Q&A with Mr. Gunn, too.)

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