The style list

Special mention: ugly holiday sweaters are never acceptable. blogspot.com/photo

The Ghost of Christmas Past isn’t the only thing to be afraid of this holiday season. Pageant hair, super-cleavage, and other heinous holiday style blunders are much more terrifying than an old dude in chains. That’s right folks—’tis the seasons for style slipups. Slowly put down that extreme push-up bra and the glitter hairspray and follow these tips to avoid looking like a Christmas tree.

Open-toed shoes and stockings

If you can see your toes, you shouldn’t be wearing stockings. In a city like Toronto where it snows for about four months a year, it’s necessary to invest in a pair of pretty, closed-toe heels.

Pageant hair

If your hairstyle involves both a curling iron and a flat iron, a hundred bobby pins, and a full can of hairspray, you’ve got a bad case of pageant hair. Keep your hair simple and low-maintenance to accentuate your gorgeous eyes and perfect pout.

Super-cleavage

Taking fashion risks is one thing, but showing the whole party your personal holiday ornaments is another altogether. Enough said.

Disco-ballin’

It’s easy to overdo the glitter  during the holidays. Try to wear one item of sparkle at a time,  unless you want to look like Ke$ha.

“Too tight to move” dresses

There’s nothing more annoying than a dress that won’t let you move around comfortably. Don’t risk being compared to the stuffed turkey at the family Christmas dinner; instead, find a dress that’ll let you pack in a few (say, twenty or thirty) more hors d’oeuvres.