Traditionally, holiday party dressing falls in one of two camps: jewel brights for the see-my-holiday-spirit types, and basic black for those less inclined to look like a Christmas ornament.
But recent years have seen a new contender making a strong move to become a holiday classic -- white.
It's been a springtime after-hours favorite for years. It looks clean, fresh and light, traits traditionally associated with warmer weather.
But central heat and air conditioning -- not to mention global warming -- have made seasons somewhat less distinct, at least when one is inside, which is where most holiday gatherings are held, after all.
And white -- along with its pale cousins, blush pink and coral -- makes for entrance-making outfits that aren't (yet) cliches.