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December, 9, 2014

The Holiday Statement Dress…

white-flocked-christmas-tree david-yurman-bracelet-nordstrom christmas-tree-decorating-ideas1920s-glam-curls-holiday-hairchristian-louboutin-pigalle-120-mm christmas-red-holiday-party-dress Dress: Felicity & Coco | Heels: Christian Louboutin (similar style) | Earrings: BHLDN, old (similar style) | Bracelets: David Yurman (here, here), Nordstrom | Lips: Liner-Cherry by MAC, Lipstick- YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

Today I’m sharing another holiday ready look that would be perfect for either hosting or attending a Christmas party! I love how simple yet striking this dress from Nordstrom is. The bold red hue paired with the fitted silhouette instantly makes a statement when you walk into a room. Drew doesn’t usually comment on my outfit choices but he gave this dress two thumbs up ;)!

In my recent posts I’ve had a lot of reader questions about which pieces I’m wearing are maternity so for those wanting to know, this dress is not a maternity dress but still totally works with or without a bump.

Happy Tuesday, have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Nordstrom.

Photos by Emily Egan.

  1. I love the whole post, it’s the prettiest, most festive thing!

  2. Enn Franco says:

    Gosh, this is the best Christmas tree ever! Very veeeery inspiring shots, thanks so much for them!)

  3. IRENE says:

    love the pictures! you are so cute rach!


  4. Red Reticule says:

    The dress looks gorgeous on you! I love the simple cut. Very elegant and sophisticated.
    Red Reticule

  5. You look beautiful. Lovely outfit too.

  6. Lily says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful shade of red, and such a flattering cut (and I think it looks even better with the baby bump!).
    And that tree is so beautiful – mine feels a bit bare in comparison!


  7. Natali says:

    Such a beautiful and festive photos, you look absolutely breathtaking!!

  8. Chottie says:

    LOVE the dress, especially against the tree!

  9. Mel says:

    I love this dress! The zipper detail on the back is just perfect! Gorgeous setting for the photos

  10. Love that this dress is so simple yet makes such a big statement. That Christmas tree is amazing, too! xx

    Audrey |

  11. Sarah says:

    Love these photos! Your red dress is gorgeous – love how it pops in front of the white Christmas tree!

    x Sarah

  12. Grace says:

    This look is SO lovely! And I love how you pulled back your hair! So sweet!

  13. Federica says:

    Wow, this dress is gorgeous and perfect for Xmas!

  14. Shauni says:

    You are so making me want to go out and find a red dress for upcoming holiday parties! Once again I love this look! Thanks for Sharing. also on scale of 1-10 how comfortable are your Louboutins?

  15. SO beautiful! Love it! Congrats, Rachel!

  16. Caro says:

    Such a beautiful and holiday appropriate dress and the christmas tree looks amazing :-)

  17. Emily says:

    You look stunning! Love the red on you.. and that tree is AMAZING!!

  18. Liz says:

    I love this holiday look! I always love a great red dress! Especially the gold zipper detail in the back- it’s amazing!


  19. Danielle says:

    your tree is stunning! and i’m loving this dress, the pregnancy glow is beautiful on you

  20. Amanda says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous! In love with your tree!!!

  21. Sara Kelsey says:

    Love your wrapping paper! I’m a sucker for that butcher paper style. Where did you get it? So chic.

  22. Krista says:

    Red looks so stunning on you! Such a great dress! And your home looks so festive! Love it.

  23. Catherine says:

    Wow! This dress is stunning and even more so since it’s not a maternity dress. Absolutely love it.

    Catherine x

  24. kelsey says:

    i just went the same holiday party red-dress route! love the stunning effect red can have in a room of all black!
    ladies in navy

  25. Adrienne says:

    Love this dress!
    Super flattering for your little bump! :)
    -Adrienne. xo

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  26. Carly says:

    Beautiful holiday outfit!
    The Doctor Diva

  27. vera sawicki says:

    You look amazing, I really love this dress.

  28. Eva says:

    You look beautiful and these photos are so cozy. Love it xx

  29. Laura says:

    What a simple and chic dress! Love the zipper detail in the back!

  30. Katy says:

    You are rocking that dress!! I love the color, looks stunning on you! :)

    xo, Katy

  31. such a beautiful dress!! you look amazing!!


  32. Amanda Ellis says:

    Obsessed with everything about these pictures! Absolutely beautiful.

  33. It’s the best time of year for red dresses!! They are my favorite replacement for the LBD during the holidays, and look good whether you are blonde, brunette, tanned, or pale!! Also – love that you’re sporting a regular dress with your bump. I hope I never have to wear maternity and can keep wearing my regular wardroe when I decide to have kids! <3
    Champagne for Everyday – A San Francisco Based Lifestyle and Fashion Blog

  34. kendall says:

    amazing dress- love the red! x

    dipped in yellow

  35. Courtney says:

    This look is amazing!! Could I ask where you got your Christmas tree from? We are building a house with lots of white & grey accents, I would love a Christmas tree like this!
    Thank you so much!

  36. nat says:

    your christmas tree looks amazing!
    you look radiant

  37. Jen says:

    Love this look and how it matches your tree and wrapped presents perfectly! xx

  38. Cayli says:

    So cute! I love that your wrapping paper even coordinates!
    Mine look like christmas threw up under my tree ;)

  39. Emma N. says:

    Everything about this is perfect, including that tree!

    Emma N.

  40. Beautiful dress! I love the bold color and the silhouette.

  41. I love this dress!! Looks gorgeous on you!!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  42. You look amazing in red. I give this dress two thumbs up too! That tree is gorgeous

  43. Rachel says:

    This dress is perfect, and so are you! So lovely… your tree is beautiful as well!

  44. Bogi Vrg says:

    Amazing photos! I love the red dress. Your belly is really cute!

  45. Red is definitely your color! You look stunning! I love how you paired your dress with nude pumps. Love, love love your tree!


  46. kiely says:

    i absolutely love how vibrant the dress is! i hope i have a cute bump like yours when i’m pregnant! so so cute.

    xoxo, kiely

  47. barry818 says:

    you’re glowing! you look absolutely amazing in that dress!

    xx, Sydney

  48. Zuma says:

    Oh, Rach! You look beautiful! Loved how you paired red bright dress with nude pumps. Just beautiful.

  49. You are so beautiful Rach! Love this dress & the bump xo

  50. Amy pugmire says:

    Beautiful! Love your tree. Can you post about where you got it and the decos?

  51. Hi Rachel! What a beautiful tree you have :) the dress is also gorgeous!

    xoxo from Miami – Jessy

  52. Ada C. says:

    You look stunning! You’re going to be such a stylish mommy! :)

  53. Very beautiful photo serie! Red fits you :)

    With best,
    Terje /

  54. Lex says:

    Definitely look to some of the other fashion bloggers who have been pregnant. It’s always seen as putting your hands above and below your belly as a fear of looking fat when you are pregnant. There isn’t any need for it. Everybody knows you’re pregnant and not fat, your legs and arms would give it away. So experiment!

  55. Meagan says:

    That Christmas tree is gorgeous!

  56. nikki says:

    what a gorgeous photoshoot!

    xx nikki

  57. mary latuch says:

    Beautiful! Love your style

    xo, Mary

  58. Dani says:

    Red looks fabulous on you! You look stunning!
    xx, Dani

  59. Kate says:

    Beautiful! I love the red, and that Christmas tree looks so perfect!

  60. Absolutely beautiful, Rach! I was just looking at this dress the other day on the Nordstroms website…but now that I can see a more “real life” style – I am sold! I am sure you would be turning heads in this ensemble! ;) Xo, Alison

  61. Ana says:

    You look beautiful! This look is just perfect, so classy and festive!

  62. Jillian says:

    I used plaid ribbon on my tree this year too, love it!

  63. Love this simple and chic holiday dress! Red is a favorite of mine because it’s so festive and cheerful . You look gorgeous :)

  64. Sam says:

    Seriously stunning! You look so beautiful, and so happy!

  65. Ally & Emma says:

    One of our favorite holiday looks yet! You look absolute exquisite!

    XO Ally & Emma

  66. Carrie says:

    This is just so picture perfect! Lovely holiday editorial.

  67. Paige says:

    That dress is absolutely stunning!

  68. Vesna B says:

    That dress is the perfect holiday look. And your tree is absolutely stunning. You go girl!

  69. Ann-Louise says:

    You look stunning in these photos! Love the red dress, so perfect for this time of the year!

  70. Miss Pippi says:

    Your Christmas tree is stunning! And so is your look!

  71. Brenda Kelly says:

    So lovely! Congrats on the little bundle. You look radiant and the whole shoot is stunning!


  72. Janina says:

    Nordstrom always has the best holiday outfits :) and your Christmas tree is insanely gorgeous!
    XO Janina

  73. Victoria says:

    You look absolutely stunning! Love that dress!


  74. This is a beautiful look for Christmas (also, can we talk about that tree – OH my goshie it’s amazing!!)

    Gorgeous as always Rach – take care of yourself!!


  75. Everything looks amazing!! Loving these colors.


  76. Kristina says:

    Very pretty on you! I love the color and back zip detail, and of course your bump!

    Kristina does the Internets

  77. Jeanne says:

    Stunning outfit! So inspiring!


  78. Stephanie says:

    Everything you post is picture perfect! The dress looks great on your growing bump!


  79. This dress is stunning and I love the zipper in the back!

  80. Pamela Gonzalez says:

    I’m loving your baby bump, Congrats! And thaat dress is truly beautiful xx

  81. Carolyn says:

    you and your house look so festive!

  82. Liz says:

    damn…your tree is beautiful! and you look amazing

  83. Rach, Really pretty and wonderful with your coloring! And your bump is the perfect Christmas present! All the best, Rié

  84. Tiffany says:

    Love this dress! It’s sold out in my size but luckily I found one exactly like this on Lulu’s!

  85. Rachel says:

    I love the red and your bump! Super cute :)
    Blonde with a Chanse

  86. Prudence Yeo says:

    You look absolutely amazing in stunning red! And love the gold and silver accents from the accessories, they are perfect for the festive season!


  87. Absolutely love these photos – the red dress and the shoes complement each other perfectly! xx

  88. Leanne says:

    What a beautiful dress Rach! I love how you’ve decorated your Christmas tree too!

    Love from South Africa

  89. miri says:

    Your Christmas tree is so beautiful! You looks stunning, Rachel!

  90. Cait Christy says:

    That baby bump looks so adorable on you. :) Gorgeous in that dress too, I hope you feel as beautiful as you look!


  91. Lauren says:

    You look absolutly stunning! Can’t post that enough here. And that christmas tree! Wouldn’t mind having it in my own home
    x Lauren

  92. Christina says:

    Gorgeous dress! Red is absolutely my fav color for the holiday season.

    I have an outfit with a red skirt as well:

  93. Cassandra says:

    You’re perfect in red! I hope to look at the very least HALF as gorgeous as you when I’m with child. You’re beautiful. Xx

  94. Beautiful festive post! Love your tree and you look gorgeous :)

    New post:

  95. Nonny says:

    hey rach,

    I really love your holiday dress you look stunning in it. Great pictures.*_*

    xo Nonny

  96. Brooke says:

    You look amazing! Happy Holidays!

    Brooke du jour

  97. Jodi says:

    You look stunning, really cute christmas dress.
    xx, Jodi

  98. Adele says:

    You look stunning Rach! Red really is your colour. What an amazing Christmas tree too, so beautifully decorated.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  99. I love the colour co-ordination of the whole set up – some beautiful wrapping!

  100. eva says:

    the first picture is soooo beautiful! You look amazing and the tree is a dream! Love itt <3


  101. emily says:

    loving this dress! you look fab! xo

  102. Heather says:

    Can you be any cuter!!!

  103. Mariam says:

    Agreed! that red dress is a winner and looks so comfy too!

  104. That dress looks absolutely stunning on you!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  105. Andrea says:

    This red dress is beautiful and so flattering on your bump!


  106. You are the most darling pregnant lady, and that dress is gorgeous! Happy holidays, Rachel :) xx

  107. LabellaLuxe Boutique says:

    Very cute and chic!

  108. laura parke says:

    where did you get the brown craft paper wrap with the gold dots? so cute!

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!