The Perfect Outfit for Every Kind of Holiday Party

Ahhh the holidays! Tis the season for getting together with the people you love while eating delicious food, sipping seasonal cocktails and listening to the best Christmas music. Before you skip off in festive bliss, have you thought about what you’re planning to wear to all of these events? We didn’t think so.

No need to panic, you can save that for meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time, we’ve scoured the Internet for the perfect outfit for every holiday party so you don’t have to. Be warned, there’s a lot of red and sparkles, but it is Christmas and time to get into the holiday spirit. Continue reading to see all of our top picks for the season!


The Office Party

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While it may seem like a good idea, the office party is not the place to show yourself off. We’re not saying don’t get dressed up and look nice, but remember who will be attending and that you have to see everyone Monday morning when the Christmas spirit has worn off. Choose a more conservative dress, if it’s on the plain side; jazz it up with a statement necklace and sparkly shoes. You’ll look like you’re ready to party while still being office appropriate.


Family Gathering

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If you need to look put together for family Christmas dinner, we suggest a stylish and comfortable shift dress. They make you look ultra chic, but feel like you didn’t take your pajamas off that morning. Another option is a trendy midi skirt with an oversized sweater. Both allow you to eat as much as you want while hiding your food baby.


Meeting the Parents

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Nothing brings a relationship together like getting the stamp of approval from your significant other’s family. While the evening is intended to be a fun time where everyone gets to know one another, his parents will never forget if you show up in something completely inappropriate. So tuck that strapless, sequin tube dress away for another time and choose something a little more classic. Trust us, you’ll feel much more comfortable and confident.



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Friendmas is a judgment free zone, mostly because it’s happening at a friend’s apartment and all photographic evidence should be kept between attendees. Since you’ll be staying in, opt for an outfit that’s trendy, but comfortable enough in case someone brings out the reindeer games. A sparkly A-line dress or a two-piece outfit brings the holiday cheer while allowing you move freely once you’re in party mode.


Night on the Town

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This is your moment to get with your gals and go a little crazy. Sequins, glitter, cutouts, you name it, they’re ALL acceptable. We say throw caution to the wind and have some fun with this party look. This is the time to pull out your favorite over-the-top dress (cue the sparkly tube dress we told you to put away earlier) and go as wild as you’re comfortable with. It is Christmas after all and anything goes.

There you have it, our guide to what to wear to any type of Christmas party. We’ve been trying out these looks at our holiday events and love the variety. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments and attach pics of your fun outfit!

If you need some hair inspiration to complete your holiday look, check out our hairstyles you need to try this holiday season post.

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