What to Wear to a Christmas Party: 13 Festive Ideas
by Abby Gilman
The holiday season is great for many reasons. We love all the tinsel and traditions: cozying up by the fireplace, spending quality time with family, and holiday parties! We’ve rounded up our favorite festive blogger looks to give you ideas of what to wear to a Christmas party. Take a second for yourself to click through, and get shopping.
LBD + Sequin Blazer
Glamorize your classic LBD for the holidays by adding a sequin blazer. Alexandra of Lovely Pepa complemented her sequins with a gold necklace and a small gold clutch. Complete the look with a sultry smokey eye and messy low bun, and you’ll be the star of the party.
Silk + Lace Jump Suit
Grasie of Style Me Grasie is the epitome of chic in this silk-and-lace jump suit. (How beautiful is that rich hue?) It’s super-versatile—rock it to a cocktail gala or throw on a blazer for a dinner party—and shows just the right amount of skin. Team yours with a pair of matching pumps. Tip: The hem of the legs should hit right at the anklebone for the best effect.
Full Skirt + Lace
This full-body skirt in a bright red hue is one of our favorite looks for myriad Christmas gatherings. Dress yours up with a semi-sheer lace top, like Rachel’s of Pink Peonies. The nude color beautifully offsets the statement red and makes the look appropriate for day or night. Accessorize with simple stud earrings and a classic clutch.
Leather Trousers + Sheer Blouse
Danielle of We Wore What absolutely kills the holiday look in a loose-fitting pair of leather trousers and a sheer top. We love how she incorporated different textures into her all-black look. Overlay a long black coat to cover up, and throw on a pair of heeled booties to elongate your legs.
Pencil Skirt + Blouse
Heading to the annual office holiday party? Keep your look modest with a pencil skirt and sweater combo like Julia’s of Gal Meets Glam. Search for a skirt with a print and subtle sheen, and pair it with a simple blouse or sweater. Skip the tights, and opt for over-the-knee boots instead. Hint: Not into prints? Try a leather in a deep, rich color.
Embellished Mini + Sweater
Helena of Brooklyn Blonde paired an embellished mini skirt with a cable-knit sweater for an easy holiday look. It’s dressed up yet looks effortless, and we love the monochromatic color palette. Tip: Pair with nude heels to elongate your legs, and, if you must, throw on a pair of panty hose in a nude color to keep warm.
A dress is no-brainer when it comes to classic holiday attire. Cara of Cara Loren looks beautiful in her dusty blue dress. The embellishments on the shoulders and bust add fancy detail to the column silhouette. Throw your hair up in a chignon, and add a fur coat to keep you warm. Bonus: A maxi dress that hits the ground hides your shoes, so go ahead, wear those comfy flats.
Live in a warm climate? Switch up your holiday look with a bright red shorts suit, like Ashley’s of Ring My Bell. Throw on a simple tee or classic blouse, strappy heels, and dainty gold jewelry to round out the look. Really make a statement by swiping a matching pop of color on your lips.
Party Pants + Sweater
We love this dressed-up look by Annabelle of Viva Luxury. Perfect for a festive dinner party, the soft sweater offsets the metallic pattern on her pants. Take note of how she kept the tones in the same family. (Hint: When wearing silver, pair with cool tones; gold should be paired with warm tones.) Accessorize with icy jewels and a clutch with a pop of a complementary color.
Feathers + Lace
Add texture to an all-black outfit with feathers and lace, like Wendy’s of Wendy’s Lookbook. It’s a luxurious look that is perfect for a night of cocktails and conversation. Swipe on a classic red lipstick, and grab a matching clutch.
Pencil Dress + Statement Pumps
You can never go wrong with a classic black-and-white pencil dress. The time-honored color combination is the perfect canvas for showing off a pair of statement heels. Aimee, blogger behind Song of Style, teamed her plaid dress with bright red pumps with festive—and voluminous—bows.
Voluminous tulle skirts are super-romantic and perfect for the holiday season. Team with an embellished top for fancy occasions, or dress it down with a basic blouse and statement accessories, as Jessie of Seams For A Desire did. Toss on a leather jacket for extra edge, and always pair with pumps to avoid looking as if you have been swallowed up by the excess fabric.
Sequin Skirt + Crop Top
Sequins are a holiday staple, and this season we love them on billowing midi skirts. Ashley of SideSmile Style paired her silvery blue skirt with a modern, structured crop top. Metallic pumps elongate her legs, and we’re obsessed with the small bow detail on the toes.