The months of November and December are likely to entail many holiday parties to attend with your family, friends, and co-workers. Unless you’re going to a party where your ugliest Christmas sweater is your ticket of admission, you may need a perfect outfit to wear to such events.
Here’s a look at the latest and greatest holiday ensemble ideas for your next Christmas party.
- Make Sparkles the Focal Point
Day parties are perfect for comfortable outfits, but if you want to wow the other guests at a soirée, get a sparkly outfit and steal the show. When you see a sequined or glitter dress on the hanger, you might not think you can pull it off, but don’t dismiss the notion so easily. Try it on; you might love it.
Picture yourself in a golden, glittery dress with thick, black tights and four-inch pumps. Pair it with a black clutch that has a gold zipper and paint a smoky eye. You’ll be the star of the evening.
- Wear a Christmas Suit
Men can take their holiday style to the next level with an all-over Christmas suit. These three-piece suits, like the ones sold by the company Opposuits, are made from suit-fabric that’s printed with pine trees, snowflakes, reindeer, and other Christmas imagery.
This is one of the best ways to one-up everyone at your company’s ugly sweater Christmas party. Pair it with your most festive tie, socks, and suede shoes, and you’ll win the outfit contest for sure!
- Try Casual and Flirty
For more casual Christmas parties, try an informal and flirty ensemble. Flowing red, green, black, or white skirts printed with a Christmas-friendly pattern are dazzling when paired with a tight-fitting shirt in a neutral color. It’s the perfect casual outfit.
You’ll be comfortable as well as attractive — showing off your feminine side. Accessorize with your favorite pair of bow earrings, a pearl necklace, and/or an oversized clutch.
- Cozy in Plaid
Is there anything more Christmasy than red or green plaid? It’s not hard to find a plaid flannel shirt or coat to keep you warm and fashionable at a casual Christmas event.
There are also many options for scarves and wraps in the plaid variety. These printed options made of heavy material are best worn at parties that involve outdoor family photos or caroling. You’ll stay warm and cozy while preserving your high fashion sense.
- Try Graphic Long-Sleeve Tees on for Size
Go shopping at your favorite boutique for graphic long-sleeve T-shirts. Picture yourself in a red sweater that reads “Very Merry” or a green raglan tee with your favorite quote from The Grinch.
These are perfect for parties hosted by family or close friends where there’s no dress code. It can help you get into the Christmas spirit while spreading clever or cheerful holiday messages.
- Explore the Red Family
If red is your best color, Christmas is the best time to go shopping. The stores will be filled to the ceilings with red colors in every hue — from bright cherry red to deep burgundy.
Shop for full-red outfits like a floor-length dress and attractive sweaters that bring out your eyes. In the spirit of Christmas, look for holiday-themed patterns.
Play with candy-cane inspired prints, holly berry medleys, and other red-printed patterns. Pair them with neutral accessories to make them the star of your ensemble.
- Take a Stab at Bold Colors
Though red and green are the traditional Christmas colors, they’re not the only hues you can turn to in order to make a style splash at your holiday party. Think outside the box with a variety of bold colors.
For example, try pairing your black-and-white dress with bright pink accessories. You might also pair your red blouse with a yellow cardigan.
Bright colors are cheerful, even if they aren’t traditional, and you can create a great impression at any event you attend.