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By Kimoy Leon Sing

Boxing Day is here and when it comes to fashion, the Express went to some popular clothing stores in downtown Port of Spain recently to see what's hot and what's not.

From December 25 to January 1 there would be tonnes of parties, dinners, luncheons and other social gatherings to attend. In this season of merriment, it is a time many people take the opportunity to freeze family gatherings; happy moments with relatives and friends they have not seen in a long time in the form of photographs.

On Boxing Day, December 26, when it comes to fashion it seems it is all about glitz and glamour said retailers in downtown Port of Spain. For that luncheon or dinner something with that little pop of sparkle might be the thing you need. From shimmery dresses, studded shoes and hairpins and your body covered in enough 'bling' you could be mistaken for a crystal ball. This year people are going for "full-on" glamour said retailers.

Terry Ann Cipriani, owner of Glam clothing store located inside Excellent City Centre in Port of Spain, said, "The traditional colours of red and green were very popular last year however that has changed a bit this year. While these are the traditional colours many often seem drawn to for the Christmas season, now as we head closer to the New Year, people are going for colours like gold and silver and dresses with lots of beading."

"The peplum style is another trend many women seem drawn to. Fun, short and fitted seems to work on almost any body type," Cipriani said.

"Last year sales were much better compared to now. Women bought dresses for their Christmas functions as early as November. This year it has been very slow and I think the reason for that stems from some companies opting not to have Christmas functions this year. Due to this significant drop of functions to attend some customers who have been invited by their friends to attend their Christmas function may feel the need to go "all-out" since it may be the only event they have carded for the Christmas season," she added.

Cipriani noted for Boxing Day having an outfit fun and flirty for a family luncheon will keep you comfortable and stylish but for the night kick your wardrobe up a notch and add some "bling", she said.

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