5 Outfits for the Christmas Banquet
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5 Outfits for the Christmas Banquet

Bethel girlies, I've got you covered.

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5 Outfits for the Christmas Banquet
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Hey Bethel girls! It's Bri Shaw here with the latest and greatest. As the Christmas Banquet draws near, I'm consistently hearing the chatter on campus about what to wear. "Do I wear a long sleeved dress? What kind of shoes do I wear? What about jewelry?"

Have no fear. Bri is here.

I have one word for you: Francesca's.

I work at Francesca's as a personal stylist, and I've spent some time thinking about a some outfits for y'all so you don't go crazy. Here are my top five pairings:

(Note: All of these outfits are made of items from Francesca's for it's the cutest store on the planet.)

1) Holiday Class

If you're going for a classy look, I'd suggest something similar to this. A simple a-line apple red dress with some embroidered touches, like the thin transparent fabric below the neckline and at the bottom, is the perfect classic holiday dress. Pairing it with some bold chandelier earrings (preferably in gold) with a black velvet heel is going to make everyone say, "Son of a nutcracker. She's a HOT classy lady."

2) Blue Christmas

I call this "Blue Christmas" mainly because it's a navy blue dress, but also because I think people always think of holiday clothes consisting of reds, dark greens or blacks. But navy blue gets in there too! Wearing a nice long gold layered necklace, or even a pendant necklace like the girl in the picture, is a great way of making a statement, but keeping it simple. Adding a glitzy short heel adds a little more glamour, but it's not overpowering the simplicity of entire outfit either. May I note that simple long sleeved shift dresses can be easily worn any other time of year too, so if you plan on wearing the dress multiple times, I'd suggest this style.

3) On the Naughty List

Feeling a little naughty? A little black dress is perfect for virtually any formal gathering. Grabbing a cute, black velvet heel with some black and silver chandelier drop earrings will add the perfect elegant touch.

4) Santa Baby

Santa's gonna want to hurry down the chimney tonight if he sees you in this outfit. A long sleeved red shift dress with a chestnut heel and a simple choker necklace is one way of making a statement, but keeping it simple! A red shift dress can be dressed up or down, so you can wear it more than once!

5) Under the Mistletoe


Lastly, you'll be caught under the mistletoe in this outfit quite a bit! The one thing I love about this simple dress is the fact that you can glam it up with a large gold statement necklace or even some chandelier earrings, or you can simply dress it down with a jean jacket or a sweater. Either way, it'll be super cute! A black heel is the choice of shoe for this particular outfit, or you could do a chestnut brown ankle boot or a taupe heel if need be!


That's all ladies! Hope I helped you a little!

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