Christmas party dresses can be hard to navigate—never mind Christmas party outfits. Whether you’re attending a casual office party or a fancy cocktail soirée, you want to be looking your best. From old money style drop waist dresses, to more classic red satin dresses, I’ve got your festive wear sorted for the holiday season.
What I love about this season is that the outfits always seem to be a little more fun and playful than your typical fashion. There’s something about the holidays that brings out our creative side and that means (for me at least) that you can start pulling out more colour. Reds, greens, metallics – they’re all a go.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Christmas party outfit without accessories. A statement pair of earrings, a classic hair bow and the shoes. We can’t forget about the shoes. Bows, sequins—the louder, the better. I’ve included a special section just for these. Now, on to the post!
The Classic Red Christmas Dress
Alright, so maybe it’s not so classic. Dark cherry is the colour of this season, so I couldn’t write this without finding a dress in it. Especially because red such a classic Christmas colour. This satin dress is the perfect addition to your Christmas party wardrobe if you want to add some depth and drama to your ensemble. It’s red (obviously), it’s classy and it will go with any heels you have already in your wardrobe.
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The Two-Piece Waistcoat and Skirt
This one isn’t ‘typical’ Christmas attire, but let’s be honest, there are many lunch and dinner parties that aren’t as formal. If you prefer a more trendy look, opt for a two-piece set that looks like this. Whether you pick a linen waistcoat and skirt or even mix it with a satin skirt, it’s still going to look classy. Throw on a pair of statement earrings, a sequin bag and bow heels like the above, and you’ll be a stand-out.
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The Halterneck Top and Trousers
If you’re after something even more casual than the above, you could opt for a pair of high-waisted pants and a satin halter top. It’s the perfect outfit for when you’ve had a little too much Christmas stuffing (we’ve all been there), and will still look dressy enough for a party. Add your classic black heels, clutch and you’re good to go.
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The Drop Waist Dress
The drop-waisted dress is making a resurgence this season and I am all for it. What I love about it is that it gives that old money fashion vibe with the two-tone, but is also, a little flirty. This dress is perfect for a fancy office party or even a family gathering. Add some gold accessories, and you’ve got yourself a golden outfit.
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The Little Black Maxi Dress
Of course, it wouldn’t be a party without mentioning a little black dress—a little black maxi dress to be precise. It’s elegant, it’s classy, and it’s everything you want from a black tie dress. This dress is perfect for a fancier Christmas party, but while remaining effortless. A true festive classic.
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The Pop Of Colour Dress
If there’s any time of the year that pulling out the colour is okay, it’s now. There are endless colourful dresses and styles to choose from and that’s what makes this so easy. Whether it be a glamorous pink satin dress or a baby blue satin outfit, that’s up to you. Have fun with it—after all, it’s holiday season.
The Asymmetric Bandeau Top and Maxi Skirt
A bandeau top and skirt is nothing new, but an asymmetric bandeau top is. There’s something about the unusual hemline that makes it look so much more chic and well put together. With this look, you can even bring out your linen pieces and still look like you’re going to a party. It’s all about keeping the look clean—from hair to heels.
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The Sequin Party Dress
It wouldn’t be a party without a sequin party dress. Earlier in the year you guys went crazy for my sequin skirt, so I thought it would be only fitting to give you some more sequin options for the holiday season. I do love a good embellished number, and this season there are so many colours and styles to choose from.
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The Feather Dress
This won’t be everyone’s favourite, but if you’re bold enough to try it, it’s a party must. Feather dresses, or skirts and tops, are so quintessentially Christmas that it hurts. There are so many beautiful pieces floating (literally) around at the moment, so I had to include it in this post.
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The Quiet Luxury Dress
It’s like quiet luxury style, but more youthful. New money maybe? I honestly have no idea what the style is called. Could be called off the shoulder or one shoulder, or even boat neck and asymmetric. Anyway, they’re all give the same rich, luxurious vibe. Whether you go maxi or mini is up to your personal preference.
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Christmas Party Outfit Accessories
Obviously, I have to mention the accessories. They truly change an outfit from a 0-10 in seconds flat. For a more formal event, opt for statement earrings or a necklace that will add some sparkle to your look. For a less formal outfit though, adding a festive hair accessory like a bow might be all you need. And of course, the shoes bring it all together. With that said, I’ve included my favourite Christmas party outfit accessories below.
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That’s all for the Christmas party outfit chat tonight. I’m off to watch Sex and the City for the hundredth time (it’s my version of a Christmas movie) and celebrate the holidays with some wine.