Winter holiday season is the time when department stores and boutiques offer a larger than usual selection of beautiful, luxurious loungewear and lingerie items. Many retailers make red lingerie available only for Christmas and Valentine's Day, so if red is your color, this is the time to get it. You will also find more elegant fabrics, such as velvet and cashmere, and glamorous color combinations, like black and silver. With the careful addition of a camisole, shrug, or lacy blouse, many of the gowns sold at this time of year can be worn as party dresses. The price is significantly lower than a "real" evening gown or cocktail dress and the fit is usually much more comfortable.
Special Hint: When you exchange gifts with your husband on Christmas Eve, consider adding a mischievous surprise by showing up in a cute Santa's Helper Costume.
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