Holiday Dress Suggestions from Fernanda Carneiro

Fernanda Carneiro

I aimed my Fall/Holiday collection to the fashionably wise woman who wants to stand out in a classy way. The collection highlights retro geometric designs and recognizably classic tailoring.  This combination of fine lines and beautiful tailoring make for the perfect pieces to wear to those family or office holiday parties.


To illustrate this, I’m choosing three dress styles to share with you. The first dress is black and gray and can be worn with a thin pearl necklace for a classic look, or spiced up with a gold high-fashion necklace (as shown on the model).  This dress is great to wear to a fun holiday party with some gold pumps or even go a little out of the box and pair it with some blue heels.  The top of the dress is designed with a geometric cut that fits and flatters any bust-size. This is the perfect little black dress with a twist for this holiday!


The second dress is an electric blue strapless that is sexy, classy, and comfortable. This dress is perfect for a New Year’s party! The color is original and will make you stand out from the usual black and white crowd. The top of the dress is designed with a flirty accent at the bust and the pockets really make this a great fit. Combine with some silver bangle bracelets and strappy sandals and you’re ready to go. (See how actress Julie Benz from Dexter styled it in the “press” section of my website).


The final dress is a black and lavender color-blocked sleeveless dress. It is utterly sophisticated. The vertical lines on the top and the horizontal lines on the bottom fit the petite body well and accentuate the feminine form. This dress can be worn to any holiday occasion. Throw on silver flats for a simple dinner, silver pumps for your New Year’s party, or black pumps and a black chic blazer for the office party.

I hope my recommendations inspire great holiday fashion ideas! If you have seen anything you like please visit my website at and feel free to contact me. Be classy, sexy, and sophisticated, but most of all have fun this holiday season!

Prospere Magazine Webitor’s Note: Some of Fernanda’s styles can be purchased online at Couture Candy!


  1. Fernanda Carneiro’s dresses are great for women who are on the petite side!