1 Dress, 6 ways

By Janet Wilson Photographs by Ashley Fraser

Mixing is the name of the game this season and we’re not talking about festive cocktails. For the social butterfly fretting about how to extend her wardrobe throughout the holiday, the stress is over. The classic little black dress, a staple in every woman’s closet, can be dolled up dozens of ways. Updating the same outfit can be as simple as adding a smashing necklace, belt, jacket or velvet gloves. Mix up your hairstyle and makeup for added glamour. Here are six stylish ways to wear the same reversible Eva Varro dress, courtesy of Shepherd’s. >>


Glamour GalOoh-la-la! Fur is a hot trend this season. Take a page from the pitch-perfect period fashion of Mad Men with this Imperial faux-fur wrap, $110, and a pair of Otazu earrings, $150, and Otazu bracelet, $265. Available at Envied,513 Sussex Dr. All six photos feature the reversible Eva Varro dress, $240, at Shepherd’s, Rideau Centre and Bayshore Shopping Centre.


Va-Va-voomIf a special night on the town is in the cards, you can’t go wrong with this Nakamol pearl and crystal neckpiece, $280, Cleopatre feather evening bag with crystal latch, $140. Available at Three Wild Women.


You spin me right roundSwitch things up with a swanky round buckle tie belt, $42, by Eva Varro.The Escape gold oval dangle earring, $42, and brass CCB circle necklace, $48, add a fun retro vibe to the look. Find it all at Shepherd’s, Rideau Centre and Bayshore.


Fit for a partyBrighten any room with this fuchsia and grey floral pattern Samuel Dong jacket, $230, which can be worn open and tied either in the front or back. The Avant Garde grey and black crystal necklace, $225, looks like a work of art, Envied, 513 Sussex Dr.


Class actYou are sure to turn heads at any social gathering over the party season in this black feather and silk organza shawl, $180, and triple rhinestone necklace and earring set, $72, from Shepherd’s.


Funky, BabyWho says you have to stick to a neutral palette during the winter? In a nod to Mod Squad fashion, you are sure to grab attention with these multicoloured mesh leggings by FAConcept, $110, Kakie Paris lime green mesh shirt, $110, Landes black leather and elastic two-buckle belt, $40, and Luv black ankle boots featuring cut-out flowers and tiny studs. Find the look at Three Wild Women, 263 Richmond Rd.


Shot on location at Social Restaurant

Styling: Julie Beun hairstylist: Giovanni of Sawma haute coiffure & esthetics Makeup artist: Ariana Assadi Model: Jessica Amanda

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