The holidays are just around the corner, and with that festive spirit comes a whirlwind of parties. Dresses are a feminine classic, a splendid way to stand out in the crowd. As Naples’, Florida’s go-to luxury shopping destination, Marilyn’s  is a specialty clothing boutique that carries exclusive, European fashion, an extensive collection of dresses, hats, blouses, fashion shoes, and everything you need to pull an elegant look together. Marilyn Hellman,owner, shares these fashion tips just in time for the holidays.

CONSIDER THE OCCASION
When choosing a dress, consider the party type. Some hints? For a casual affair, try printed fabric. If you plan to dance, wear a dress that allows plenty of movement below the waist, increasing your comfort out on the floor. For a black tie event, make sure that the dress has a touch of formality.No matter which occasion you’re attending, seek out a versatile, well-made ensemble. European fashion offers plenty of unique, one-of-a-kind designs this season. If the fit isn’t quite right, get the dress tailored to flatter your figure.

GET CREATIVE
Accessories boost any look, so get creative. Use a contrast of colors and styles to add interesting shoes and complimentary jewelry. One of the most convenient fashion tips? If you’re going sleeveless, seek out a one-of-a-kind scarf to cover your shoulders.

GO ALL OUT WITH COLOR
Red is all the rage this season, so be the “lady in red” and stand out from the crowd. Silver fashion shoes and a matching handbag make the perfect complements. If you want to go warm, choose a gold embellishment from head to toe. The holiday season is an opportune time to get dressed up and enjoy the fantasy of glamour, so don’t hesitate to go all out; this is your season to shine.