Our Mother of Dragons was Mother of Holiday Cheer at the premiere of her upcoming film Last Christmas this week. Emilia Clarke may have traded in her crown at the end of Game of Thrones but her time ruling the red carpet is long from being over. Her look was fit for royalty as she sparkled in a deep purple gown by Valentino with matching nails purple sparkling nails and slicked back mid-parted hair.
The look has inspired a new take on holiday-appropriate color schemes. While deep reds and greens and gold are all safe bets for various holiday parties, a deep royal purple is sure to land you on the best-dressed list for your office Christmas party.
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@lastchristmasthemovie not only did you give me an excuse to dress like a christmas bauble (thank you @maisonvalentino) but you gave me a red carpet cuddle attack with the fiercest most fabulous women in the bizz.. (Dame Emma Thompson aka my spirit mamma and @michelleyeoh_official aka my elf task master in couture) but then you give me a winter wonderland sofa to lounge on like the true diva I am? YAS!!!! Dream tram got me on fleek…. @earlsimms2 @brigittemakeup @petraflannery YOU HAVE MY WHOLE HEART AND FACE AND SPANX #🔥 #🥳 #ohweBROUGHTthefestivespiritbaby #☃️
But finding the right shade of purple can be difficult; the opulent color can come off tacky at times or blend too much into other colors. Follow in the steps of Clarks with holiday purple endeavors and opt for a color with more deep red undertones as opposed to blue—this will keep the purple feeling cozy and winter-esque as opposed to bright and springtime merry.
Allow the color to stand alone; avoid mixing in any other pieces that may fight for attention with the star. If you can, go coatless (or opt for black) and pair clear heels and a crystal bag with the dress to capitalize on the regal nature.
In the wise words of Emilia Clarke, the dress oozed “Christmas bauble” vibes, and channeling it for your upcoming parties will give you the same effect.