In perusing the internet for ideas, I found that one of fall's RTW 2012 trends would make the perfect holiday outfit: brocade!
There was tons of beautiful brocade outfits on the runways for the fall 2012 RTW collections. It seemed everyone had a little embellishment, but of course they were all also showing holiday pieces. There's something about the gorgeous woven embellishments and the gold or metallic threads that really feel like holiday glamour. Even if they do kind of remind me of a tapestry I'd would be happy to wear any one of these pieces to dinner. My parents know me well enough to expect me to be throughly overdressed. So I did a little holiday dress hunting and found some brocade inspiration for when I actually go shopping for that perfect dress. Be warned: some of these finds are budget friendly, some are definitely not.