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#HautePicks: The Christmas Dresses We’re Dolling Up In This Year

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As we’ve mentioned before, the #HauteSquad is a bunch of stylish girls who love all that’s fashion, beauty, and sassy. We’re constantly sharing our latest buys and obsessions with each other, and now, we’re letting you into our HQ too! Every week, Team Hauterfly will share its current obsession — and tell you where you can buy it too! #BFFGoals. 

If you’ve been ready Hauterfly, you know just *how* excited the #HauteSquad is about Christmas. As this story goes live, the entire team is decked up in red, as is our Hauterfly HQ. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and jolly we will be. With D-Day just a couple of days away, the team has been picking out their perfect Christmas dress for WEEKS. And the votes are finally in. Here’s what we’re wearing to the various shindigs we’re headed for this Sunday.

 

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Asos Premium Embroidered Cold-Shoulder Dress

“Christmas is all about spending time with your closest peeps, and my friends usually have some of the loveliest house parties at this time of the year. And frankly, I’m more inclined towards chilled- out home scenes rather than partying up a storm these days. So my idea of a perfect Christmas eve is relaxing with some great music, wine, and company in the confines of a cozy home. But just because it’s a house party, that doesn’t mean you have to dress down! And this gorgeous embroidered dress from Asos Premium hits all the right spots — a roomy silhouette, cold shoulders, and some nice details to amp up a boring black dress!”
— Zahra Khan, Editor-In-Chief

SHOP NOW: Asos Premium Embroidered Cold-Shoulder Dress (Rs 5,443 approx)

 

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Namrata Joshipura Metallica Cape Dress

“I know, I know, Christmas is all about red, white, and green, but for me, the festive season has always been about black and gold — it’s one of those classic combinations that you just can’t go wrong with. And this year, I’m heading for a Christmas dance with my peeps, so think lots of dancing, lots of giggles, and lots of photos. Which is why this sexy, subtle, elegant cape dress by Namrata Joshipura is perfect for the occasion. While it hugs my curves, it also hides my problem area (read: chubby, untoned arms) — what’s not to love? CanNOT wait to wear this one!”
— Baishali Chatterjee, Managing Editor

SHOP NOW: Namrata Joshipura Metallica Cape Dress (Rs 15,000)

 

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Nicobar Naos Chanderi Dress

“‘Tis the time to be merry and dress to the nines! I love this Chanderi A-line dress from Nicobar ’cause it’s got the right dash of glitz and the fluid silhouette is always something I inevitably steer towards. With the woven polka motif in gold, an easy V-neck, and button closure at the back, this is an easy-breezy dress that I’d totally wear to a Christmas party with my eyes closed. Team it with black gladiators to make a style statement.”
— Aindrila Mitra, Managing Editor, AskMen India

SHOP NOW: Naos Chanderi Dress (Rs 7,800)

 

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Boohoo Boutique Dana Sequin Wrap Skater Dress

“When it’s Christmas time in my household, we do not hold back — you either go big or you go home. The biggest trend of the season, shimmer and shine, is how I am going to be celebrating this Christmas. I like this particular dress as it has that perfect celebration vibe, yet the sequinned work is not jarring. And it is something I can wear for any other occasion too! What a perfect fit.”
— Tatiana Dias, Fashion & Beauty Writer

SHOP NOW: Boohoo Boutique Dana Sequin Wrap Skater Dress (Rs 2.517 approx)

 

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AND Monochrome Jacquard Shift Dress

“Christmas just takes me into my happy zone, no matter how grumpy I am — the last week of December can work magic on my mood. And to add to the joy is the absolutely necessary shopping that we indulge in! This year, I picked this gorgeous white shift dress from AND — the intricate detailing on the sleeves and hem is so in theme with the holiday. It is perfect for a brunch or for the Christmas party, and I am loving it!”
— Japleen Kaur, Lifestyle Writer

SHOP NOW: AND Monochrome Jacquard Shift Dress (Rs 2,999)

 

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Tommy Hilfiger Silk Dress

“Christmas, for me, is all about tradition mixed with quirk. I usually go to a friend’s house where it’s customary for us to gorge on a super low-key lunch of dumplings and Thai curry! I think this gorgeous silk dress from the Tommy Hilfiger F/W16 Womenswear collection fits the bill. Paired with one of our favourite white sneakers, it’s perfect for a chilled-out day scene. I mean, don’t you love how the super kitsch motifs add a fun touch to your basic silk dress? Perfect for an afternoon of indulgence with my closest gal pals!”
— Farozan Dossani, Social Media Manager

SHOP NOW:  Tommy Hilfiger F/W16 Womenswear Silk Dress (Rs 6,999)*
*Available in-store

 

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Asos X River Island Embellished Playsuit

“It’s the festive season and what better way to feel festive than by wearing a dazzling embellished outfit? I mean, a beautiful embellished outfit adds just the right amount of glam and oomph, right? And since black has been my colour du jour, this ASOS x River Island dress has to be the bomb.”
— Snehal Fernandes, Head of Video Content

SHOP NOW: Asos X River Island Embellished Playsuit (Rs 5,873)

 

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Olio Stories Box Pleated Midi Dress

“I’ve been sea-starved for so long that I can’t wait for my New Year’s Eve chill sesh at the beach. We always stay close to the sea on New Year’s Eve, because is there really any place better? So obviously, unlike the city slickers who are dressed to the T, we obviously lean more toward what’s comfortable, and this 100% cotton cross back dress is puuuurfect. The midi length basically ensures that I’m not tugging at it throughout the night while I try to sit cross-legged on the sand and the box-pleats give it a cute girly touch. Finally, the cross back is casual and it shows off a little skin, owing to it being New Year’s and all.”
— Alisha Fernandes, Features Editor, AskMen India

SHOP NOW: Olio Stories Box Pleated Midi Dress (Rs 3,100)

 

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Forever New Cut-Out Prom Dress

“It’s my favourite time of the year and yes, I am drowning in the Christmas spirit. Like every year, I have a crazy house party planned and my outfit was chosen way ahead in time. (Yes, this is one thing I don’t procrastinate on). This Forever New dress has the cutest pastel shade and wait, how can you miss out on those cuts? I need to show off that I’ve been working out, right? Pump shoes and a stellar neckpiece is all I need to be in the spotlight! Can the weekend hit us soon enough, please?”
— Meghana Choraria, Social Media Executive

SHOP NOW: Forever New Cut-Out Prom Dress (Rs 6,800)

 

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Gauri & Nainika Halter-Neck Mesh Gown

“Christmas is one festival I really looked forward to and that goes for my outfit too! It was love at first sight with this Gauri & Nainika number. I mean, just look at the silhouette — the cut and the flair are perfect for my body type and will flatter my curves. Also, the plunging neckline is a total showstealer. Just a cute bauble from my jewellery case, and my look is sorted for the day. This backless gown will surely make heads turn, but hello, I am ready for all the attention?”
— Mansi Chouksey, Graphic Designer

SHOP NOW: Gauri & Nainika Halter-Neck Mesh Gown (Rs 6,500)

 

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Athena Printed Maxi Dress

“While I usually prefer slimming, dark colours, since it’s Christmas, I decided to dress out of the box, and what better way to get the celebrations started than with this gorgeous fuschia dress? The lightweight and super comfortable georgette fabric will ensure that I look like a million bucks, without any of the stress!  Ready to party? I sure am!”
— Pranita Sawant, Graphic Designer

SHOP NOW: Athena Printed Maxi Dress (Rs 1,995)

 

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Asos Lace Crop Top Midi Prom Dress

Girls, you can never go wrong with a good lace dress and this stunning piece from ASOS features the feminine grace of a classic lace dress, with a modern twist of a fun crop top detail. Doesn’t that sound like the best of both worlds? I especially love how adaptable this dress is, whether it’s a party or a simple dinner, it’ll be the perfect fit.
— Divya Wable, Junior Graphic Designer
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