The staple for dressing up during the holiday season is "The Little Black Dress." This is a perfect base for dressing up and looking stylish. A black dress can be dressed up with colorful jewelry, flashy heels, and a pretty scarf - or the basic black dress is ideal for the office with a classic jacket, flats, a belt and understated accessories.

The new up-to-date staple this holiday season is the winter white dress. Yes, white is actually okay after the Labor Day holiday. Throw that old idea out! This fall/winter season the high fashion lines are showing white wool coats, white fur, white suits, white pants, white shoes, white boots, white accessories, and even the winter white dress for the holidays. The popular winter white is slightly off-white and has a beautiful ivory tone. Bazaar and Vogue magazines both show many fashion lines sporting this winter white.

Like the black dress, the white dress can be easily accessorized, and to me it has a much fresher and brighter look. A really bright red graphic print scarf, or red jewelry gives this look a holiday touch without being overdone.

The basic red sheath dress is showing up a lot this holiday season instead of the black dress, and the winter white accessories or a white jacket are ideal with this as well. You do not have to spend a lot of money to achieve the look this year. Target has a beautiful red dress available in stores and online, and Land’s End has a lovely sleeveless red dress featured in their catalogue at a great price. Talbots also has a beautiful red dress in their collection this fall.

The tuxedo look is still in style for fall and winter for women, and the white tuxedo suit is a festive way to dress up for a holiday party. This look is both dressy and comfortable - and can easily be accented with a bright blouse or jewelry. The tuxedo jacket can be worn separately and adds a fun look to a wardrobe. A white satin jacket really gives a dressier vibe to an outfit.

The traditional leather biker jacket is showing up in white this season. BCBG-Max Azaria has a white biker jacket called the Alton Jacket that can be dressed up or down. BCBG also has a shorter white coat called the Samantha Jacket that is perfect for winter. BCBG is available locally at Jordan Creek in Dillard’s.

No matter what size you are (from petite to plus-size) - this winter white look is a super way to go for the holidays. Break the old Labor Day rule and have some festive fashion fun this holiday!