‘Tis the season to be jolly and dressed to the nines! We love any excuse to reach for our favorite party dress and rock a bold lip with high heels, and this time of year, it seems like every other night offers an opportunity to do so. So if you, too, are finding your schedule full of holiday parties and formal family gatherings, winter weddings and NYE soirées, read on!
Wardrobe consultant Rebecca Thompson selected stunning dresses and glam ensembles for ladies as well as dynamite duds for men. Whether you’re headed to the Symphony Ball, the Nashville Ballet’s Nutcracker or something in between, we’ve got your calendar — and closet — covered!
We shot on location at the new Thompson Hotel in the Gulch. Mollie Sansone and Jon Upleger of the Nashville Ballet modeled today’s gorgeous looks from Jamie, Oak Hall, Stacey Rhodes, The Oxford Shop and Two Old Hippies.
The Event: Symphony Ball
- Saturday December 10, 2016
- Fundraising event for Nashville Symphony and highlight of Nashville’s holiday social calendar
- Theme is black-and-white, in tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel.
- Co-chairs: Melissa Mahanes and Elizabeth Papel
- For more information, click here.
What to wear: A favorite Nashville social event, the Symphony Ball is the premier fundraising effort of the Nashville Symphony and your chance to get all dolled up this holiday season! Attire is white tie, (again, with an emphasis this year on black and white), so now is your chance to look extra sharp in a fantastic new gown. Men, we’re showing black tie here, for creative license (white tie doesn’t have the same fun options as black tie for men and we’ve gotten so many requests for updated tux options for weddings, New Year’s and such … so we wanted to use this segment to highlight both … knowing that, men, you know what white tie looks like!), please note that. Jamie and Oak Hall have the selection you need to update your favorite formal ensemble!
The Event: Nashville Ballet’s Nutcracker
- December 3-23, 2016
- An unforgettable performance filled with Christmas magic
- For tickets and more information, click here.
What to wear: Standard attire at Nashville Ballet performances is business casual, though you will often see couples and families making an evening of the occasion and dressed more formally. With the holiday spirit in mind, we encourage you to take things up a notch and go for more of a cocktail ensemble. We love these contemporary pieces from Two Old Hippies and Oak Hall that offer a look that is relaxed, yet chic.
The Event: Holiday Parties
- December & January
- Office parties, formal family gatherings, winter weddings or NYE with your beau!
- For more ideas on what to do this holiday season, click here.
What to wear: Whatever the called-for attire, December and January are your chance to get dolled up. Every occasion calls for luxe textures (we’ve seen velvet on the runways and across town!), sparkles and your favorite dancing shoes. Stacey Rhodes and The Oxford Shop are bursting at the seams with incredible apparel and accessories to have you feeling fabulous at every holiday event!
Happy Holidays, Nashville!
Special thanks to Nashville Ballet’s Mollie Sansone and Jon Upleger for being our models and to Rebecca Thompson for styling the shoot. And thank you to Leila Grossman of Grannis Photography for the beautiful photos!
If you have friends or family coming into town, as you can tell from today’s photos, Thompson Hotel is a gorgeous, luxurious place to stay. With floor to ceiling windows in each guest room, three John Besh restaurants, and a convenient location in the Gulch, it’s really a fabulous addition to a trip to Nashville (or a staycation!).