The Ultimate Holiday Party Outfit Guide

The task of creating a holiday party outfit is not to be taken lightly. After all, there are countless things to consider: cocktail dress vs. skirt and blouse, tights vs. no tights, an updo vs. luscious curls — and we’re only scratching the surface! Luckily, we’ve gathered 28 jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring holiday party outfits that are sure to cure any pre-party ensemble anxiety you might have. 

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Short Cuts

Short Cuts

Chinese Laundry, $60
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Selected Valerie Angora Sweater

Selected Valerie Angora Sweater

ASOS, $100
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Leather Marcelle Satchel

Leather Marcelle Satchel

Pour la Victoire, $219
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PU Vinyl Pencil Skirt

PU Vinyl Pencil Skirt

Anna, $31
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Lorelei Blouse

Lorelei Blouse

Diane Von Furstenberg, $225
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White Kick Flare Smart Pants

White Kick Flare Smart Pants

River Island, $70
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Lace A-Line Dress

Lace A-Line Dress

French Connection, $168
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Sweetie Embellished Dress

Sweetie Embellished Dress

Topshop, $360
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Hampstead Heeled Sandals

Hampstead Heeled Sandals

ASOS, $76
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Lanka Lace Top

Lanka Lace Top

Erdem, $1165
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Connelly Lace Trousers

Connelly Lace Trousers

Erdem, $1685
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Printed Top

Printed Top

Zara, $100
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Printed Trousers

Printed Trousers

Zara, $100
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Daniella Metallic Clutch Bag

Daniella Metallic Clutch Bag

Pieces, $29
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Blue Sequin Embellished Midi Dress

Blue Sequin Embellished Midi Dress

River Island, $80
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Trente Sheer Tights

Trente Sheer Tights

Need Supply, $22
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Georgia Plaid Wool Coat

Georgia Plaid Wool Coat

Club Monaco, $569
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April Suede Pump

April Suede Pump

Club Monaco, $249
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Coat

Coat

H&M, $70
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Jamila Dress

Jamila Dress

Temperley London, $1923
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Poppy Pump

Poppy Pump

Isabel Marant, $720
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Lace And Mesh Tutu Dress

Lace And Mesh Tutu Dress

Holly, $30
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Long Bonded Faux Fur Coat

Long Bonded Faux Fur Coat

Warehouse, $180
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Metallic Velvet Dress

Metallic Velvet Dress

Veronica Beard, $1375
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So Kate Point-Toe Pumps

So Kate Point-Toe Pumps

Christian Louboutin, $567
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Gold Sequin Midi Dress

Gold Sequin Midi Dress

Dorothy Perkins, $89
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Clover Lace Open-Back Dress

Clover Lace Open-Back Dress

Alice + Olivia, $396
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Tall Scalloped Lace Dress

Tall Scalloped Lace Dress

LOFT, $98
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Gosh Curved Strap Stiletto Sandals

Gosh Curved Strap Stiletto Sandals

Carvela, $165
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Skater Dress

Skater Dress

ASOS, $32
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Ice Aztec Drops

Ice Aztec Drops

Bauble Bar, $36
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Muse Dress

Muse Dress

Reformation, $248
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Cobalt Sateen Bow Embellished Sweetheart Dress

Cobalt Sateen Bow Embellished Sweetheart Dress

Jill Jill Stuart, $83
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Luci Chevron Faux Fur Coat

Luci Chevron Faux Fur Coat

Sam Edelman, $210
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Chances Are Metallic Blazer

Chances Are Metallic Blazer

Cameo, $192
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Dolce Sleeveless Silk Tank

Dolce Sleeveless Silk Tank

La Perla, $108
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Studio Slim Leg Editor Pant

Studio Slim Leg Editor Pant

Express, $42
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Masculine Double Breasted Coat

Masculine Double Breasted Coat

Zara, $189
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Corset  Dress

Corset Dress

Alexia Admor, $73
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Naomi Sequin Top

Naomi Sequin Top

Whistles, $322
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Naomi Sequin Skirt

Naomi Sequin Skirt

Whistles, $322
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Pipenouveau Calf Hair Pumps

Pipenouveau Calf Hair Pumps

Stuart Weitzman, $440
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Madueno Leopard Pointed Heeled Court Shoes

Madueno Leopard Pointed Heeled Court Shoes

Aldo, $131
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Long Sleeve Knit Maxi Dress

Long Sleeve Knit Maxi Dress

Leith, $68
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Eclectic Print Jacket

Eclectic Print Jacket

Forever 21, $33
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Modern Suit Blazer

Modern Suit Blazer

Theory Icon, $515
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High Waist Skinny Suit Pants

High Waist Skinny Suit Pants

Theory Icon, $315
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Rabbit Boatneck Coat

Rabbit Boatneck Coat

Marc Jacobs, $4650
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Women’s Sequined Ponte-Knit Dress

Women’s Sequined Ponte-Knit Dress

Gap, $20
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Red Midi Dress

Red Midi Dress

Pixie Market, $99
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Old School Midi Skirt

Old School Midi Skirt

Nasty Gal, $52
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Nightingale Bag

Nightingale Bag

Givenchy, $1400
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Patterned Dress

Patterned Dress

H&M, $70
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Tights

Tights

ModCloth, $17
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Sweet Wish Dress

Sweet Wish Dress

Nasty Gal, $110
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IIdina Cut-Out Heels

IIdina Cut-Out Heels

Jeffrey Campbell, $130
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Zarita Lace V-Back Dress

Zarita Lace V-Back Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg, $325
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Rex Rabbit Sleevless Tunic

Rex Rabbit Sleevless Tunic

Coach, $1298
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Leather High Waisted Trousers

Leather High Waisted Trousers

Coach, $1298
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Large Clutchable Bag

Large Clutchable Bag

Coach, $458
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Leigh Heels

Leigh Heels

Coach, $258
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Fluffy Crop Tee

Fluffy Crop Tee

Topshop, $56
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Pussy Cat Faux-Leather Leggings

Pussy Cat Faux-Leather Leggings

Blank, $98
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Dress

Dress

David Koma, $1925
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Extended Sleeve Ponte Fit & Flare Dress

Extended Sleeve Ponte Fit & Flare Dress

French Connection, $168
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Tatiana Pump

Tatiana Pump

Nine West, $79
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Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Leather Motorcycle Jacket

J.Crew Collection, $1200
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Cropped Fancy Pants

Cropped Fancy Pants

424 Fifth Lord & Taylor, $79
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New York Charcoal Felt And Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket

New York Charcoal Felt And Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Kenneth Cole, $119
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Cap-Sleeve Sequin Skater Dress

Cap-Sleeve Sequin Skater Dress

B. Darlin, $89
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Everly Mirror Metallic Pumps

Everly Mirror Metallic Pumps

J.Crew, $198
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Ombre Heel Booties

Ombre Heel Booties

Bailen, $159
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