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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    From a strapless sequin dress à la Kate Bosworth to a sexy LBD, courtesy of Kate Moss — click through to find out how to dress (and party) like your favorite celebrities!

     

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    Leigh Lezark

    Tip: Pastel Monochrome + Black Accessories

    On Lezark: Jonathan Saunders sweater and skirt

    Get The Look: ASOS Selected Valerie Angora Sweater ($100); Anna PU Vinyl Pencil Skirt ($31); Pour la Victoire Leather Marcelle Satchel ($275); Chinese Laundry Short Cuts ($60)

     

     

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    Dree Hemingway

    Tip: Printed Blouse + Winter White Trousers

    On Hemingway: Elder Statesman top and pants; Anndra Neen bag

    Get The Look: Diane Von Furstenberg Lorelei Blouse ($225); River Island White Kick Flare Smart Pants ($70)

     

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    Jessica Hart

    Tip: Prim Lace + Messy Side Part

    On Hart: Valentino dress; Charlotte Olympia shoes

    Get The Look: French Connection Lace A-Line Dress ($168)

     

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    Diane Kruger

    Tip: Embellished Dress + Strappy Sandals

    On Kruger: Chanel dress; Stuart Weitzman shoes

    Get The Look: Topshop Sweetie Embellished Dress ($360); ASOS Hampstead Heeled Sandals ($76)

     

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    Emily Browning

    Tip: Matching Separates + Metallic Clutch

    On Browning: Erdem Lanka Lace Top ($1165); Erdem Connelly Lace Trousers ($1685)

    Get The Look: Zara Printed Top ($100); Zara Printed Trousers ($100); Pieces Daniella Metallic Clutch Bag ($29)

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    Lily Aldridge

    Tip: Metallic Dress + Slick Back Hair

    On Aldridge: Veronica Beard Metallic Velvet Dress ($1375); Christian Louboutin So Kate Point-Toe Pumps ($567)

    Get The Look: Dorothy Perkins Gold Sequin Midi Dress ($89)

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    Ella Catliff

    Tip: Girly Midi + Sheer Tights

    On Catliff: Temperley London Jamila Dress ($1923); Roger Vivier clutch; Isabel Marant Poppy Pump ($720)

    Get The Look: River Island Blue Sequin Embellished Midi Dress ($80); Need Supply Trente Sheer Tights ($22)

     

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    Harley Viera Newton

    Tip: Oversized Coat + Red Lip

    On Newton: Club Monaco Georgia Plaid Wool Coat ($569); Club Monaco April Suede Pump ($249)

    Get The Look: H&M Coat ($70)

     

     

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    Keira Knightley

    Tip: Tulle Dress + Shearling Coat

    On Knightley: Chanel Haute Couture dress; Burberry coat

    Get The Look: Holly Lace And Mesh Tutu Dress ($30); Warehouse Long Bonded Faux Fur Coat ($180)

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    Alana Zimmer

    Tip: LBD + Sexy Pumps

    On Zimmer: Alice + Olivia Clover Lace Open-Back Dress ($396)

    Get The Look: LOFT Tall Scalloped Lace Dress ($98); Carvela Gosh Curved Strap Stiletto Sandals ($165)

     

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    Lauren Santo Domingo

    Tip: Red Dress + Crystal Earrings

    On Domingo: Nina Ricci dress

    Get The Look: ASOS Skater Dress ($32); Bauble Bar Ice Aztec Drops ($36)

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    Liya Kebede

    Tip: Dramatic Cut + Long Sleeves

    On Kibede: Proenza Schouler dress

    Get The Look: Reformation Muse Dress ($248)

     

     

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    Arizona Muse

    Tip: Feminine Frock + Faux Fur Coat

    Get The Look: Jill Jill Stuart Cobalt Sateen Bow Embellished Sweetheart Dress ($83); Sam Edelman Luci Chevron Faux Fur Coat ($210)

     

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    Evan Rachel Wood

    Tip: Metallic Blazer + All Black Separates

    Get The Look: Cameo Chances Are Metallic Blazer ($192); La Perla Dolce Sleeveless Silk Tank ($108); Express Studio Slim Leg Editor Pant ($42)

     

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    Alexa Chung

    Tip: Bustier Dress + Menswear Coat

    On Chung: Stella McCartney dress; Burberry shoes

    Get The Look: Zara Masculine Double Breasted Coat ($189); Alexia Admor Corset Dress ($73)

     

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    Olivia Palermo

    Tip: Sequin Separates + Animal Print Heels

    On Palermo: Whistles Naomi Sequin Top ($322); Whistles Naomi Sequin Skirt ($322); Stuart Weitzman Pipenouveau Calf Hair Pumps ($440)

    Get The Look: Aldo Madueno Leopard Pointed Heeled Court Shoes ($131)

     

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    Julia Restoin Roitfeld

    Tip: Floor-Length Dress + Printed Jacket

    Get The Look: Leith Long Sleeve Knit Maxi Dress ($68); Forever 21 Eclectic Print Jacket ($33)

     

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    Angela Lindvall

    Tip: Black Suit + Smokey Eye

    On Lindvall: Alberta Ferretti tuxedo

    Get The Look: Theory Icon Modern Suit Blazer ($515); Theory Icon High Waist Skinny Suit Pants ($315)

     

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    Kate Moss

    Tip: Sparkly LBD + Bold Coat

    On Moss: Marc Jacobs Rabbit Boatneck Coat ($4650); Marc Jacobs dress; Christian Louboutin shoes

    Get The Look: Gap Women’s Sequined Ponte-Knit Dress ($20); ASOS Stripe Fur Coat ($114)

     

     

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    Elisa Sednaoui

    Tip: A-Line Dress + Loose Waves

    On Sednaoui: Fendi dress

    Get The Look: Pixie Market Red Midi Dress ($99)

     

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    Sarah Ann Macklin

    Tip: Plaid Pencil Skirt + Carmel Booties

    Get The Look: Nasty Gal Old School Midi Skirt ($52); Bailen Ombre Heel Booties ($159)

     

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    Sienna Miller

    Tip: Off-The-Shoulder + Black Tights

    On Miller: Alexander McQueen dress; Givenchy Nightingale Bag ($1400); Acne shoes

    Get The Look: H&M Patterned Dress ($70); ModCloth Tights ($17)

     

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    Gillian Zinser

    Tip: Ladylike Dress + Cutout Heels

    On Zinser: Rochas dress; vintage clutch and shoes

    Get The Look: Nasty Gal Sweet Wish Dress ($110); Jeffrey Campbell Idina Cut-Out Heels ($130)

     

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    Laura Bailey

    Tip: Nude Lace + Loose Ponytail

    On Bailey: Dolce & Gabbana dress

    Get The Look: Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita Lace V-Back Dress ($325)

     

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    Karlie Kloss

    Tip: Textured Top + Leather Leggings

    On Kloss: Coach Rex Rabbit Sleevless Tunic ($1298); Coach Leather High Waisted Trousers ($1298); Coach Large Clutchable Bag ($458); Coach Leigh Heels ($258)

    Get The Look: Topshop Fluffy Crop Tee ($56); Blank Pussy Cat Faux-Leather Leggings ($98)

     

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    Karolina Kurkova

    Tip: Fit And Flair + White Pumps

    On Kurkova: David Koma Dress ($1925)

    Get The Look: French Connection Extended Sleeve Ponte Fit & Flare Dress ($168); Nine West Tatiana Pump ($79)

     

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    Jenna Lyons

    Tip: Metallic Trousers + Motorcycle Jacket

    On Lyons: J.Crew Collection Leather Motorcycle Jacket ($1200)

    Get The Look: Kenneth Cole New York Charcoal Felt And Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket ($119); 424 Fifth Lord & Taylor Cropped Fancy Pants ($79); 

     

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    Kate Bosworth

    Tip: Sequin Dress + Metallic Pumps

    On Bosworth: Fendi dress; H Stern earrings; Christian Louboutins shoes

    Get The Look: B. Darlin Cap-Sleeve Sequin Skater Dress ($89); J.Crew Everly Mirror Metallic Pumps ($198)

     

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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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