The New Holiday Style Rules
White feels right
Take a cue from model Chanel Iman in Dolce & Gabbana and dress yourself in head-to-toe white this season. This includes, but is not limited to, a delicate white shift dress, white diamonds, white spiked pumps and white lingerie pretty enough to let peek through.
Peplum is the new black this season, not to mention an easy way to add volume and style to the most basic of silhouettes. The bold dare to wear a power color combo like Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli.
Ingenue Chloë Moretz reinvented a holiday standby like only a hot young thing can do. Her neon lace Stella McCartney pants, paired with a leather biker jacket, are one part party and the other part cool.
Avoid looking garish when wearing all over sequins by choosing shiny pieces in a modern midnight blue like Joan Smalls -- legs for miles not included.
Champagne for champagne -- toast the holiday season by donning a nude slip-dress in lieu of a LBD. You'll be one step closer to shutting down a room Rosie Huntington-Whiteley-style.
While the invites with dress codes for "festive attire" pour in, have a little fun with the hostess by pairing a sexy, unexpected material like PVC or pleather with a more classic one, like Hailee Steinfeld did in her sugar-meets-spice Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.
We love everything Kate Moss wears, but this particular look could start a holiday dressing revolution. Sleek gold tunic, skinny pants and low-cut patent pumps, let us count the ways this look works.
The big reveal
Forget backless, thigh high or down-to-there, the new way to show some skin is to bare your middle -- but just a chic peek. Be sure to balance the flaunting of your abs with a conservative hemline like Keira Knightley in Roksanda Ilincic.
A shorts story
Shorts for this season are usually more matched for day dressing than a night on the town, but infuse a festive and monochromatic color palette like Elle Fanning in her holiday-hued Stella McCartney ensemble, and you're just as chic as the other ladies in red.
Kristen Dunst proves that old-fashioned is anything but in her waist-highlighting Dolce & Gabbana frock. Try this figure-flattering '50s silhouette with a full skirt and bright silk blouse.