This year has been about dressing for joy, and the trend will continue as we approach one of the most joyous times of the year: The Holiday Season! It’s time to start planning your holiday outfits to make room for nailing the look and enjoying all the season offers. The inspiration below is perfect for an array of holiday events. There’s a look for various occasions and styles, so let’s get into it!
A classic maxi-length gown offers coverage for those in cooler temps during the holidays. With a slip dress-like effect, the square neckline elevates the look along with the floral beading. Add a cape for more warmth, or wear it as-is if you are in a warmer area. The fabric offers simplicity with a bit of glamour for a balanced look.
Wrapped in Gold
Again, the color is another holiday favorite, but the color isn’t the only showstopping point in this look. A shawl to wrap up in adds so much drama, and it’s practical for cool temperatures. The base can be as simple as a strapless mini-dress—Just let the shawl do the work. Capes and shawls are continuing to pop up this fall, so a holiday party is a perfect time to try one out to see how you fare.
The poinsettia red in this dress is stunning and perfect for the season. From Christmas to New Year’s parties, I love the modest length. It lends chic style with the ability to move freely as a guest or even a hostess who still looks put together. A dress with this much movement is also perfect for dancing the night away. Try the Lennox dress sewing pattern for a similar look.
Business Meets Party
Don’t underestimate the power of a good blazer dress, especially during the holiday season. A blazer dress doesn’t have to be totally structured (although it totally can be). The beauty of a blazer is that it can be as fitted or relaxed as you desire. This one is quite fitted at the waist, revealing a cinched waistline, but if a totally masculine fit is more your speed, let the waistline remain relaxed or add a belt for a little more control.
A statement top, like the Evanthe Crop Top, free sewing pattern with tailored trousers, can be done in numerous ways. A holiday dress isn’t everyone’s speed, and that’s fine. Every event doesn’t warrant a grand outfit. To achieve a polished yet holiday-appropriate look that has more depth, don’t count out a good blouse and trouser combo.
The holidays often become so busy that outfits are left as afterthoughts, so stay ahead of the hustle and bustle and get started now. Chances are your future self will thank you, trust me. When my outfit is ready to go, it’s one less thing to stress over, and we could all use a little more of that. It doesn’t matter if you’re designing a look from scratch or trying to decide what look to purchase, the looks above are a great starting point.
What do you like to wear to holiday parties? Leave a comment below!