Finally, 15 Christmas Party Outfits That Don't Feel Totally Overdone

Not all Christmas parties require black-tie attire, but there's no doubt you'll want to wear something that feels a little more special than your everyday ensembles. Holiday gatherings have no set dress code—just show up in something festive (a given) and comfortable, and get ready to sip on some hot chocolate, listen to holiday tunes, and indulge in some sweet treats while surrounded by your closest friends and family.

If you need some advice on exactly what makes a great Christmas party outfit, let's break it down. As mentioned before, there are no set rules to follow, so allow yourself to get creative and wear something that's uniquely you. Of course, it never hurts to wear pieces rendered in two festive colors—red and green. 

Ahead, get some ideas of Christmas party outfits with our roundup of fashion girl–approved looks that are cool, festive, and, most importantly, super easy to emulate. 

Style Tip: Sport a classic wrap dress with a statement necklace and shoes to give it some extra glamour for the holidays.

Silk skirt and sweater outfit



Style Tip: Want to stay cozy for your Christmas parties? Wear a warm sweater and printed tights.

80s-inspired dress and tights for parties



Style Tip: If you're going to wear a classic LBD, wear a cool '80s-inspired style with textured tights.

Long sleeve party dress outfit



Style Tip: On the other hand, you could always add a touch of color with your accessories, like a pair of dark red heels.

Style Tip: If you have a more casual party to attend, sport a coordinated leather set.

Style Tip: You'll never go wrong with a classic slip dress. Just be sure to add a coat over your look to keep you warm.

Style Tip: Another way to style a dress for the holidays is with a statement top underneath.

Coordinated suit for cocktail parties



Style Tip: If you prefer to wear pants, you'll never go wrong with a coordinated suit—especially when it's in a festive color.

Slip dress and pearl necklace outfit



Style Tip: For anyone who wants to wear a vintage-inspired ensemble for the holidays, wear a textured slip dress with layered pearl necklaces.

Style Tip: A cool, textured top feels so unexpected while giving a cool polish to your ensembles.

Style Tip: If you're wearing a chic minidress, style it with a pair of tights to give it an elevated touch.

Style Tip: Swap out your standard trousers for a snake-print style instead. Then, finish off the look with a structured black jacket.

Sequin skirt and sweater outfit



Style Tip: For those who can't get enough sparkle during this time of year, style a sequin skirt with a graphic sweater to create the perfect balance of casual glitz.

Metallic dress for holiday parties outfit



Style Tip: You can also skip the sequins and go for a metallic dress with simple jewelry, too.

Style Tip: Of course, if you want a simple look that holds a ton of drama, you can always wear a ruffled dress with crystal-embellished sandals.

What are you wearing to your next Christmas party?

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Dale Chong.

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