Holiday Theme Party Outfit Ideas

Holiday Theme Party Outfit Ideas

Are you hosting or attending a holiday party this season? Or several? Part of the fun and festivities is showing up in a fabulous holiday-themed outfit! Keep the merriment alive with a colorful, stylish, and festive holiday outfit. If you don’t know where to begin or are feeling overwhelmed by all the choices, take a look at a few of the top holiday-themed outfits that are perfect for Christmas parties.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater

This list really wouldn’t be complete if we forgot to mention the iconic style of the ugly Christmas sweater. If you are attending or hosting an ugly Christmas sweater holiday party, then dressing up in an ugly Christmas sweater is a no-brainer. Just think of all the memorable photo-ops! Even if you aren’t attending an ugly Christmas sweater holiday party, there are plenty of Christmas sweaters that are actually quite stylish and festive and perfect for wearing to a regular holiday party. A cozy, festive Christmas sweater is a low-maintenance clothing piece that is easy to coordinate with other items like skirts, dresses, leggings, and pants for men and women.

Corduroy and a Dressy Blouse

Corduroy is a great fabric to wear during the holiday season or any other time throughout the cold fall and winter months. It’s unique in that it can be worn for both dressy and casual events. If you want to create a festive high-low look, pair corduroy leggings, pants, or a skirt with a dressy, colorful blouse. For example, a beautiful emerald green or burgundy satin button-down with a pair of neutral-toned corduroy bottoms is an elegant, yet understated outfit perfect for fancy holiday dinners and parties. You can add dimension to this outfit by styling it with stockings, chic boots, jewelry, and a dress scarf.

Fashion Statement Boots

Clothing pieces make up the majority of an outfit, but you cannot forget the importance of stylish footwear. The holiday season is a great time to debut a stylish, new pair of women’s boots. Long boots, ankle boots, mid-calf boots…all boots are welcome during the holiday season! If you are attending a formal holiday party that requires dressy attire, opt for a pair of trendy stiletto boots in a neutral tone or a bright, festive color. Prints are also a great option too! If you are hosting or attending a laid-back holiday party in someone’s home, equestrian boots are a great style, and they go well with everything from midi skirts to mini skirts to dresses to fitted pants.

Give it Some Shimmer

Incorporate pieces designed with sparkles, sequins, or metallic this holiday season. A flashy sequin mini dress is perfect for holiday parties and something you can wear for the New Year, too! Stick to jewel tones and classic holiday colors like red, green, blue, white, silver, and gold. Sparkly apparel is another popular choice for holiday parties. You can use sparkly pieces or accessories to accent the rest of your outfit or go all out with a sparkly dress or jumpsuit. Alternatively, pair a sparkly or sequin top with bottoms in a more conservative fabric to provide a stunning contrast. Metallic gold and silver are also fabulous choices, and they can make up your entire outfit or be used as accents, such as metallic footwear or metallic jewelry.

The Three Pillars of Holiday Elegance: Velvet, Satin, and Lace

Want to put together a timelessly elegant and chic outfit? Your best bet is to incorporate pieces constructed with fabrics like velvet, satin, and lace. Velvet is a beautiful fabric for the winter season, especially in rich, dramatic tones like royal blue, emerald green, and burgundy. An elegant velvet wrap dress in a darker tone is perfect for holiday dinners and formal holiday parties. If you want to combine materials, shop for velvet and lace blouses, dresses, and skirts. Satin and silk are equally popular choices that look fabulous against a snowy backdrop. To maintain warmth, be sure to layer additional pieces or opt for a pair of thick, wool leggings and boots to keep your legs warm.

Christmas PJs

Who says every holiday party has to be a dressy, ritzy occasion? If you and your best pals or some of your family members are planning a cozy holiday party in the comfort of your own home or a fun sleepover to drum up feelings of childhood nostalgia, you are going to need the right outfit: Christmas jammies! Sipping that cup of hot cocoa, munching on popcorn and cookies, and gearing up for a Christmas movie marathon wouldn’t feel right in a dressy Christmas outfit. Shop for plaid flannel PJ sets, cozy nightgowns, or plush robes in classic holiday colors instead.

Looking for more holiday party outfit inspiration? Ready to start shopping for and putting together a brand new holiday outfit that is sure to wow? Visit Lands’ End today to explore the best selection of holiday-themed outfits for men, women, and children!


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