Well, it seems that the holiday party season is officially upon us! Invites have been rolling in (and out) and our weekends booked up fast! You’re probably already mentally pulling outfits and deciding which shoes go best. In fact, you’ve probably already gone to a few parties and are tempted to scan future guest lists to see whether you can pull off the same outfit twice without anyone noticing. Because once you find an outfit you feel great in, it becomes your go-to.
After all, has there ever really been a better excuse to dress up – and we mean truly dress up – than a good ol’ holiday party? Glittery cocktail dresses, sleek LBDs, and long, glamourous gowns all look equally at home this time of year. We have seen people with the simplest of styles go suddenly (spectacularly!) glam in all-over sequins, for no other reason than, “Well, it’s the holidays!”
Perfectly sound reasoning, if you ask us!
Here are our top ten picks for what to wear to your holiday parties this year!
1. The A-Little-Bit-Different LBD
The little black dress is a staple; every season, every event, every closet seems to have space for a LBD. Sometimes we forget that the simplest designs can be the most flattering or the most fun. We like this modern take on the little black dress.
2. The “You Could Even Say She Glowed” Dress
Bright, shiny, and sequined – this dress is everything we love about holiday party dresses! It’s not often you have an excuse to wear fuchsia sparkles, so take advantage and shine brightly!
3. The Modern Classic
This dress is simple, sleek, and yet a total stand out! We think it would be perfectly paired with metallic accents while watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve.
4. The Perfect Combo
Sometimes you can’t pick just one piece – so you pick two and make them work fantastically together! Try a mix-and-match approach and see how many outfits you can get out of only a few pieces.
5. The Long and Short of It
The long sleeves make it seasonally appropriate, but the mini skirt and bold graphic sequins (yes, there is a glittery pattern emerging) keep it totally cool. This is a great dress for dancing the night away, whether it’s with your coworkers at a staff party or with your best friends at midnight.
6. The Pretty Pattern
Maybe sequins aren’t really your thing, but maybe neither is a basic black. Try for a pattern – yes, even a floral! The oversized pattern of this dress gives it a great colour pop without feeling summery. The structured bell shape of the skirt keeps it from being casual.
7. The Not-a-Dress
Who said pants were out of the question? This look has quickly climbed our list of best holiday attire and now sits proudly as one of our favourites! Pair it with a great pair of heels (or flats, if you prefer), some fabulous statement jewelry and the confidence that comes sewn in, it seems, to a jumpsuit, and you’ve got a winning look.
8. The Capelet
We don’t need to explain why this look is great, do we? Capes have been everywhere this past fall and there’s no reason to put them away for a party. The capelet is one of our favourite vintage looks this year; it is at once demure and bold – and we are all over that.
9. The Flapper
Ring in a new year in this flapper-style dress. Short, sweet, sassy, and stylish, it’s a great choice, even if your party isn’t a Gatsby-themed event.
10. The Total Package
This dress is everything a holiday party could ask for! It is glamorous, modern, fun, sparkly and sleek all in one. If there were ever a time to wear a gold gown, we are very, very certain that this is it!
Whatever you choose to wear, however you choose to wear it, and wherever you may end up in it, make sure to enjoy yourself fully (and responsibly). If you happen to wear an outfit that is a bit more difficult to clean (i.e., has sequins all over it or is made of something delicate, like silk), remember that you have trusty clothing care specialists nearby!