Young businesswomen celebrating Christmas at office wearing santa claus hat.

The season is here and if you’re anything like us, you haven’t planned for the big holiday party next week! Don’t worry, Georgetown has everything you need to look your best and impress that special someone.

The Dress:

We all like showing up in a brand new dress to every event, but with multiple parties during the month, it gets expensive. Rent the Runway on M street offers a solution. You can rent designer dresses for a fraction of the retail price. The store has well known designers like Badgley Mischka, Jill Scott and Monique Lhuillier. You can even order two sizes to see which one fits best. We love this $695 dress that you can rent for 3 days for just $75.

If you are looking to add to your personal collection, we suggest checking out the Karen Millen shop on Wisconsin Avenue. The London designer has sleek, vibrant styles that you can wear again and again.

The Hair:

For a simple, yet elegant look try a blow out from the Dry Bar. They can make even the curliest hair smooth and shiny for the big party. What’s even better, they offer you champagne while you’re getting your hair done to relax and enjoy the treatment in their bright, open salon. It can get crowded on weekends, so make sure to book your appointment ahead of time.

For a more involved up-do, check out David Rios Salon on Wisconsin Avenue. All of the stylists come highly recommended and can give you exactly what you’re looking for. The salon is elegant and modern with rich mahogany walls and wood floors that make you feel truly at home.

The Make-Up:

Conveniently located near the Graham, Sephora offers free makeup consultations when you make a purchase. Spend $50 and get a 45-min personalized look that highlights your color pallette and best attributes. You also have the option of a quick 15-minute session if you just need help with your smokey eyes or sultry lips.  

Next door to Sephora, Blue Mercury also offers one-on-one makeovers with a minimum purchase of $90. They have some of our favorite brands like NARS, Bobbi Brown, and Eyeko.

The Final Touches:

With your hair and makeup done and the perfect dress bought, it’s time for the icing on the cake. For cute clutches and all types of jewelry, head to Lou Lou’s on Wisconsin Avenue. This store has everything from simple, delicate rings to statement necklaces and you’re guaranteed to find the perfect pieces to round out your look. Now, all you have left to do, is sit back and enjoy the party!