If your holiday event calendar isn’t already full, the invitations will likely start rolling in. From friends and family to work and volunteer groups, everyone wants to have their own holiday party to mark the season. The holidays are a great time to enjoy wearing a little extra sparkle and something special, even if it is casual. If you are ready to spruce up your holiday wardrobe, here are some local shops where you can find the dresses, suits and accessories that you will need to look spectacular at every event.
Occasions of Pittsburgh
6408 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
If you are in Squirrel Hill and find you need something formal or at least very special for your holiday party, take a look at Occasions of Pittsburgh. The Amsale collection features dresses for many occasions from short and wispy to all-out formal ball gowns. This family-owned dress shop offers attentive, but no-pressure service. The onsite professional seamstress can help you achieve just the fit you are looking for.
The Picket Fence
5425 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Located in the popular Walnut Street shopping area of Shadyside, The Picket Fence carries boutique clothing for women and kids. The Picket Fence offers sleek and professional styles by Langley Maryn and Lauren Moffatt for women, perfect for that office or lunch party. There are adorable styles from Room Seven and Appaman for the kids. There are also a number of elegant home accessories if you need to pick up a hostess gift while you are out shopping.
1903 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
If you want to get a little star struck while shopping for your holiday outfit, stop into Windy’s Boutique. It is owned by Winter Ramos, former host of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop.” Located in the South Side, this cozy boutique offers great clothing for many tastes and budgets. At Windy’s, you can find everything from a $35 dress to a statement pair of Louboutins. If you want something special for your holiday party, it’s likely waiting for you here. If you need some extra help, Windy’s boutique offers by-appointment styling so that you can look like you stepped off of the red carpet and into your holiday event.
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5850 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
With your new holiday outfit comes the need for some new holiday shoes. Little’s Shoes, located in Squirrel Hill, has a selection of shoes for the entire family. Little’s has a wide range of shoes from classic dress shoes to stylish boots for the ladies and girls. Guys can get a great pair of shiny oxfords or loafers to go with their holiday look. Little’s Shoes is a Squirrel Hill staple and known for its great selection and service, so you are sure to find something that suits your style here.
50 N. Main St.
Washington, PA 15301
Located in Washington, David’s Limited has been known for fine clothing and accessories since 1971. You can purchase the latest in classic and elegant party styles for women as well as custom men’s suits. There is a Brighton Jewelry shop within the store, so you can shop for beautiful pieces to offset your outfit. David’s Limited offers personalized service and a wide selection of clothing in a small town shop with a boutique feel.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.