The Best Holiday Party Outfit Ideas

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Here are some ideas on what to wear to a holiday party.

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This post is all about what to wear to holiday parties.

It’s that time of the year.

You may also have a few parties to attend—from the annual office party to your best friend’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

Holiday parties can have a special feel, as though anything could happen. It’s great to wear an outfit that captures the magic of the holiday season.

It can also be a good idea to have a few outfits in mind, so that you’re ready to attend a party at a moment’s notice.

Winter is a great time to bring out amazing clothes and accessories, like jewel tone coats or statement jewelry.

Finish off your outfit with a holiday makeup look. A bit of sparkling makeup can give you a subtle, festive look.

Or, to get a more dramatic look, go for perfect red lips and richly colored nail polish.

Here are some ideas on what to wear this holiday season.

Holiday Party Outfit Ideas and Inspiration

1—Party Top

One of the easiest holiday party outfits is to match a fancy party top with a pair of black pants. Look for dressy tops, like a silky, puffed-sleeve blouse, a peplum top, or a frilly bandeau top. Bright colors are in, and they make you shine at a holiday party. A peplum top is on trend for the season, as are embellished turtleneck sweaters. A long tunic top is perfect for pairing with tights or leggings for a casual, comfortable look.

2—Crop Top

Cropped tops are having a moment, and they can be a surprising and fun look to wear to a holiday party or gathering with your friends. Pair the top with high waisted, wide leg pants and a great blazer.

3—Black Pants

A pair of black pants makes the perfect, easy foundation piece for creating the perfect holiday look. Simply pair the pants with one of your favorite elegant tops for special occasions and a pair of sassy heels or boots, and you have a great outfit for going out. Accessorize with statement jewelry or statement hair accessories, like star barrettes.

4—Dressy Pants

You can also mix things up a little with a pair of pants in a bright color or a pair of sequined pants. Match your top to your pants for a unique, monochromatic look this winter, or contrast statement pants with a demure top or sweater that allows the statement pants to shine. Great statement pants of the moment include embellished leggings and sequined leggings.


Throw a blazer on over a dressy top with a pair of pants and heels (or boots) for your next office party. Or wear a blazer over a cocktail dress for extra warmth this season. Blazers are great because they are versatile, and can give you just enough polish to look good for almost any occasion.

6—Cocktail Dress

A little black dress is the perfect go-to dress for holiday parties and other occasions. But this season is all about color, so you could also step out in a great dress in a brilliant color that shines.

Fringed midi dresses add a fun and flirty touch to a holiday party outfit.

A sequined mini dress, covered in sparkling pailettes, is an easy go-to party dress—you only need a great pair of heels and you’re ready to go. This style of dress is great for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties. If dresses aren’t your thing, then you could wear a sequin tunic top with pants or leggings for a similar effect.

7—Turtleneck Sweater

Turtleneck sweaters are one of the biggest trends this fall and winter. The look is perfect to wear with flashy sequins and Lamé Pants.

8—Hair Accessories

Statement hair accessories are the perfect way to update any outfit. Festive holiday favorites include star barrettes and satin or velvet headbands.

9—Sequined Midi Skirt

A sequined midi skirt is the perfect look for a holiday celebration. Wear the skirt with a great sweater, tights, and heels or boots.


Polka dot tights add a unique look to an outfit, plus they help to keep your legs warm.

11—Sandals, Shoes, and Boots

Dressy sandals are a classic look to wear with cocktail dresses.

During the colder months, you may wish to wear a boot or bootie for more warmth and coverage. A pair of velvet ankle boots is the perfect look for a holiday party outfit when you’re looking for a pair of dressy boots.

Or, go for a monochromatic winter outfit and add a surprising touch like embellished pumps and bow pumps.

12—Statement Jewelry

Drop earrings are trending this season, and a pair of crystal drop earrings will dress up any outfit—from a simple blazer and pants to a frilly cocktail dress.A pair of embellished stud earrings would also do the trick.

This post was all about holiday outfit ideas.

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