- Julieta Censini

Outfit ideas for holiday parties

With Christmas less than a week away, it’s likely that you’ve already decided what you’ll be wearing when attending all those parties. Or haven’t you? Cause if you haven’t, then you’ve come to the right place: today we’re presenting you with some ideas on what you and your family could wear.

For women, you can easily get away with a nicely accessorised dress – whether it’s a simple dress worn with statement jewelry, or a busy and sparkly dress worn with delicate pieces, we’re sure you can pull it off! You can also go for a too and skirt combo, which allows you to use your imagination more when getting dressed and opens up the options a little. If the occasion is not so formal, you can go for pants or even jeans.

For men, you should also keep in mind the nature of the event: a formal one requires a light colored shirt, a tie and a blazer, while a casual one can accept a printed shirt, or a sweater and jeans even. Make sure you find out the dress code of the party before you decide on the outfit!

For children, you should pick something cute, but keep it comfortable. While a tutu dress might look pretty on your baby girl, the fabric might feel itchy and unpleasant. Same for boys – a bow tie is cute, but make sure it fits perfectly or your child might end up feeling strangled!

Holiday Party Wear

Let’s begin with something bold, for women. If you like to dress sexy, without revealing too much, then this outfit is for you! Elements of sex appeal: animal print, heels, sequins. They’re tamed but such elements as heart shaped jewelry, chiffon or apparent strapless-ness. We put together an outfit consisting of a sequin-bodice dress with a flowy skirt, a pair of gold sequin peep toes, and a nude and black clutch. On top, the leopard overcoat from House of Fraser will keep you warm. The jewelry is also in gold: earrings, a discreet pendant and a red ring – because red is the color of the holidays.

Silver outfit

If gold isn’t your color, maybe silver is? For a very Sex & the City look, you can go for a strapless silver dress, with a matching clutch and heels. Keep real warm with a short faux-fur, and pick delicate, but not necessarily small jewelry: earrings and a ring will have to do. Perfect for a snow-queen themed party!

Fashion: ladylike look

For a ladylike look with an edge, check out this one: a blush dress with tulle details, paired with studded heels. Everything else is nude or gold – a double breasted coat, drop earrings, a multi-layer bracelet and a simple, leather clutch. Your New Year’s Eve has never looked better!

Men's outfits for parties

Now, gentlemen, you can pick something that is equally elegant and comfortable to wear. We went for a Pull&Bear shirt, worn with a pair of Gap tailored trousers. On top, a Zara blazer and a checkered tie. As accessories, elegant eyeglasses and a watch will look classic. You can wear this to a fancy New Year’s Eve party, but also to your office party.

New Year’s Eve party clothing

Firsts are so important – and your first New Year’s Eve party without your parents is something to remember! For teenage girls or young-at-heart women, we picked this festive and cute outfit: a lace dress in silver/gray, with sequined heels and an electric blue clutch. You should wear delicate and feminine jewelry, like the bow earrings from Juicy Couture and the “fantasy” necklace – every new year means a new fantasy come true, right? Wear a pretty headband and a simple overcoat for the perfect look.

holiday clothes for kids

For kids, pick something adorable – you can have your pick from a variety of cute items from the high street stores. For girls, a shiny dress with sequin ballet flats will look cute as can be. If you add some colorful tights and a bow and heart necklace, your little one will the princess of the night.

As for your prince, dress him in pants and comfortable, but smart shoes, a light blue shirt and a tiny blazer. His accessory and chic weapon will be the colorful bow tie – a charming and timeless piece that he can wear along the years.