Holiday fashion trends: Jumpsuits, minis and maxis are in for women; French cuffs and gray for men
by Diana Cavagnaro
Dec 02, 2010 | 3133 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mini dresses such as this from BritBoy Fashions at Industry Showroom make a big splash once again for holiday celebrations.	 Photo by Diana Cavagnaro
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As downtown neighborhoods begin to take on a seasonal look for the holidays, so should the fashion-conscious who want to make a proper impression at this season’s big events. Whether it be a work party, a holiday dinner or a big New Year’s Eve night out, no one wants to be left in the cold when it comes to personal appearance in the city.

Fortunately, downtown has more than its share of stores with both trend-setting styles and well-informed fashionistas willing to offer advice. Here is what they have to say:

Maxi dresses with bright prints, the little black dress and jumpsuits will be popular for women.

Collarless shirts with French cuffs will be a hit for the holidays for men. Try adding a jacket and you are ready to go celebrate a New Year’s Eve party. such as this from

Brian Terry

BritBoy Fashions

Industry Showroom

345 Sixth Ave.

The trend for men will be to dress with more layers during the holidays. Gray is the new black and all shades of gray are in fashion. New York sets the tone and lots of accessories are what you will see, including scarves and hats.

Robert Salazar

5&A Dime haberdashery

701 Eighth Ave.

“Old glamour” with long dresses and fur are a trend for the holidays this season. Short or mini dresses are always popular and jumpsuits with shoulder bags are growing in popularity.

Mariela Torres

Bubbles Boutique

226 Fifth Ave.

You can take a cocktail dress and jazz it up with a coat and accessories to make it festive. Use a stunning piece of jewelry, a choker or two bracelets to dress it up. These bracelets or armbands are the next new trend.

Gordana Gehlhausen

GOGA by Gordana

401 Market St.

Customers want comfort and chic, so short babydoll dresses and tunics are big right now. Customers are now more choosey with their selection and are looking in their closet and creating a new look with accessories.

Zari Godwin

Lady Asher Boutique

435 J St.

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