18 NOVEMBER 2021 | BY LOREN DESBRUSLAIS • 5 min read
Are you wondering what to wear to your Christmas party? We have plenty of Christmas outfit ideas to choose from. From office Christmas party to cocktails with friends, we have the best new looks for every festive season.
The holiday season is the ultimate excuse to get glammed up in a fun Christmas party outfit and after another year of wearing athleisure, we think you deserve a new piece to add to your wardrobe.
What is a good christmas party outfit?
The best Christmas party outfit is one that adheres to the dress code but lets your natural style and personality shine through! When choosing an outfit, take note of the venue and guest list! Is it a lunch with friends? A casual Christmas party outfit is the way to go. Work party? We have a range of work Christmas party outfits that will impress your boss.
What are the types of dress codes?
We’ve broken our guide down to four main dress codes to help you choose the right outfit, including:
1. Smart Casual
When we see this dress code we usually think of the workplace, evening drinks or a birthday celebration. For the holiday season it’s the perfect dress code for a festive BBQ, dinner with friends or Christmas day. The key? Find an outfit that is neat, polished but not overdressed! This is your chance to really put your own style and personality into your look. Don’t vibe a dress? Throw on a dressy top and pant combo! If you're in doubt, dress like you're going to a fancy restaurant or café lunch. This usually involves something nice and simple, nothing to showy or flashy!
The sweet spot between casual and formal, a cocktail dress code requires something a little more fancy but not full glam! Usually a mini or midi, a cocktail dress can take you from evening drinks to night out! It’s likely that your work Christmas party will require this level of dress. Elevate a simple silhouette with heels, jewellery and a clutch and you’ll be dressed to impress!
If the invite says festive, then you get to have some fun with your look! Pick an outfit that suits a cocktail or semi-formal dress code but remember to get something that has a holiday twist to it. This could be as simple as a red dress or Christmas-themed earrings. The more effort you put into your festive attire, the more you'll stand out!
How To Style A Christmas Party Outfit
Now it's the time to be brave with your accessories. You can wear the same dress that you have worn to half a dozen parties and make it look totally different with the accessories you choose. A strappy heel can add an elegant touch, while statement earrings are always a plus! Don't forget a handbag or clutch to finish the look.