There’s something about the holidays and the way they make people appreciate spending time with others more. Whether celebrating with work colleagues, friends, or relatives, holiday parties are going to be a bit different this year. With the pandemic changing the way we gather, the safest way to “party” is virtual.
If you’re invited to a virtual holiday party this year, don’t blow it off. Use the opportunity to socialize in the comfort of your home. You could even host one yourself! Since you’ll need something to wear, here are five fashion looks for your virtual holiday party this year.
Depending on whether you’ll be playing any virtual games and will be seen on webcam, it’s likely that your top will be the main attraction. And what’s more popular than a fun, bold Christmas sweater theme? It’s been around for a long time. People love it because it takes the pressure off of finding the perfect thing to wear. In other words, Christmas sweater parties embrace the eccentric and allow you to have fun with your attire. You can even buy Christmas sweaters with the goal of making it the most outrageous. Many parties even offer prizes for the most festive sweater. If you find a great Christmas sweater, pair it with something neutral like a pair of jeans, black pants, or leggings. That way, your sweater can be the star of the show without any other part of your wardrobe competing for attention.
Speaking of getting attention, if you can’t attend a party in person, it doesn’t mean you can’t glam yourself up a bit and be festive. When it comes to the holidays, it’s time to sparkle and shine, so wear something that dazzles and sets you apart from everyone else on that video call. A sequined top or dress that you’d wear to a traditional family holiday gathering or office party works for the virtual setting as well. Alternatively, you can stick with a nice cashmere turtleneck or sweater, and pair it with your best sparkly jewelry. If you’ve been cooped up at home all year, working or doing virtual learning with the kids, you need an excuse to dress up and make yourself feel special. So polish that jewelry, bring out the glitter, and have fun with your holiday party outfit.
Little black dresses, or LBDs, are a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. Of course, LBDs come in an endless amount of styles that fit a variety of settings. So if you have a black dress that's more glam, it might be best to save that for a virtual gathering with friends, like for New Year’s Eve. For the office party, you’ll want one that’s more work-friendly and professional. For the family, something that meets somewhere in the middle of those options works just fine. The best thing is that you won’t even have to worry about wearing heels with it — you’ll be able to hang out barefoot or even in slippers in your own home!
Blazers are great because you can always take them off when you get too warm or put them on when you’re chilly. They also look professional and put together while allowing you to wear something a bit more daring underneath, like a glittery tank top or camisole, for example. Even a basic white women’s T-shirt can look professional with a black blazer over it. When you don’t quite know if your preferred top will fit the theme of the party, or if you want a bit of flexibility, get the best of both worlds by playing it safe with a black blazer.
If you really want to have fun with your virtual holiday party, enlist the help of some fun accessories. We’re talking headbands with reindeer antlers, red Rudolph noses, Santa beards, jingly earrings, and whatever else you can think of. You’ll not only have fun wearing it, but you’ll put a smile on someone’s face. What’s more fashionable than that?
Don’t let this year’s holiday season go to waste. Instead, embrace it in whatever ways you can. Have fun and look good while doing so!