The New Dress Code: Bergen Holiday Attire Decoded

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, you used to receive invitations in the mail that clearly dictated what to wear (black tie = black tie; business casual = business casual; and “festive” meant a simple choice between your favorite holiday sweater and a string of blinking lights around your neck).

Now it’s anyone guess on how to dress. Where do you start in putting together an outfit for say, “cocktail cool” or “city chic?”

Sloane Hartly, owner of Hartly in Westwood, shows the beautiful and brainy Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor, Founder of Hygeia Gynecology in Englewood, Author and Busy, Fashionable Mama the best looks for holiday season. 

On Black Tie Dressing:  Sloane says, "Dramatic, Sophisticated and Glamorous. I love the classic long gown but with a novel twist for your next black tie occasion."

Regarding Black Tie Optional: Sloane says, "Shine at your next black tie optional affair with a short "all that glitters" number or throw on a fun fur shrug with that LBD!"

Dressing for Cocktail Cool: Sloane says, "I always suggest wearing a pop of color to your next cocktail party.  It's bright, festive and gives you that inner "shine". A sure standout."

City Chic Dress Code: Sloane says, "Play it cool with edgy-luxe accents.  For a city chic party, I love to add one or two accents to an outfit; a mongolian fur lamb vest, lace everywhere, all python clutch, sexy pencil skirt, and the hottest color, cobalt blue."

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