Halloween doesn’t always have to be about vampires, witches or conveying some semblance of a ghoulish creature. At MissesDressy.com, we’re taking a whole different route, channeling something much more chic and fashion-friendly, and a lot less spooky. With this is mind, why not dress like a true style icon for your festive Halloween bashes and use our chosen muses as a main source of inspiration? And the best part is…VERSATILITY! Don’t even bother hanging up that “costume” in your closet for the next year – with our picks for Halloween, you can certainly transform these looks for any of your occasions. Take a peek at our roundup of costume suggestions and read our little guide on how to capture these starry looks:
First up on our blessed list is the highly revered style goddess, Twiggy, who undoubtedly stands as the quintessential epitome of the ’60s fashion era. And with a mini shift dress, pair of Ferragamo bow shoes, some serious hair slicking to the side (a polished side-parted ponytail works if you don’t have a pixie haircut), some heavy flicks of volume-amplifying mascara to your lashes and VIOLA – you’re the gorgeous embodiment of Twiggy for a night!
And yes we know…the Marilyn Monroe look is pretty much used on heavy rotation every Halloween, especially with those many versions of her famed white halter dress from her film, “The Sever Year Itch.” So we decided to get a bit more interesting with our fabulous dress picks from La Femme and Nina Canacci. For accessory additions, a plush white fur shawl would give that extra Old Hollywood touch, along with some swipes of a super red lipstick, sparkly pumps with a good height and pearl drop earrings.
You’ll look like a lucky star if you opt for an ’80s-inspired Madonna look…and you’ll definitely shine bright amongst the crowd of monsters. For her look, it’s ideal to go for something black, sexy and perhaps a bit lacey or shiny. Here we’ve chosen cocktail and evening dresses from our trusty vixen-worthy designers, Jovani. Whether going short or long, these looks are very much on point, especially if coupled with a few generous stacks of silver bangles. Finish off with a pair of edgy heels (those Sam Edelman Lorissa pumps would do the trick) and a major dosage of hairspray (Big Sexy Spray and Play will bring your hair’s volume up many good notches and keep it there for the rest of the night).
To capture a true state of class and timeless style, it’s only fitting to choose the lovely beauty that is Jackie O! And these dresses from Carmen Marc Valvo are undoubtedly spot on. These beautiful and subdued A-line dresses are highly functional for both casual day and night occasions, depending on your choice of accessories. But for Halloween, we want to help you capture Jackie in all her style icon glory. So for this look, it’s crucial to opt for a pair of black platform peep toes with a slight chunky heel and some sweet pearly additions, like a multi-stranded pearl necklace and earrings to match. For the final touch, a pair of serious sunglasses with retro oval frames hits the spot!