The Best Holiday Beauty and Fashion Looks

This season, don’t just deck the halls. Turn yourself out in festive clothing and makeup that’s equally merry and bright.

Party Perfect

Timeless Red Lipsticks

A vibrant red mouth is classic yet current, and never fails to look downright amazing. 

3 Ways to Dress Up Your Eyes

These three looks are equal parts chic and easy and take mere minutes to achieve.

3 Easy Holiday Hairstyles

These pretty yet simple styles, perfect for a holiday party, were created exclusively for Real Simple by Kate Bryan, the woman behind the popular Small Things Blog—and our model here.

How to Care for Clothing With Pleats or Ruffles

You can wash and iron clothing with tricky details like beads and poufs. Here’s how.


Beauty Helpers

Flattering Little Black Dresses for Every Shape

Play up your figure’s best asset—your waist? your legs?—in this holiday party staple.

A Short History of the Little Black Dress

Its silhouette has changed over the years, but the LBD remains supremely chic.

10 Undergarments Every Woman Should Own

Make sure your closet is stocked with the perfect outfit-completing underpinnings. Jenny Altman, lingerie consultant and founder of the style website,, shares her favorites.