From Casual Meals to Formal Sit-Downs, Here's What to Wear to Christmas Dinner

One thing that's more stressful than making the actual Christmas meal is, you guessed it, planning and executing an impeccable Christmas dinner outfit. But fret not—there's still ample time to prepare and perfect the evening menu and outfit, and we're here to explain how.

To help you get some ideas for chic, family-friendly Christmas dinner ensembles, we turned to our vast network of fashion girls to see what they've been wearing. And just as expected, their looks didn't disappoint. While some have a hint of red, others carry just the right amount of sparkle. All of them, of course, hold an air of elegance. From that fiery red satin dress to a slip skirt–and-sweater combo, these are the Christmas dinner outfits you'll want to re-create this holiday season. Read on to see the looks and shop key pieces. 

Style Tip: If you're looking for a chic and simple outfit, you can't go wrong with a printed midi dress and a wool coat.

Style Tip: If your family is the type to have a more formal sit-down dinner, another foolproof Christmas dinner look is a slip dress with a warm coat over your shoulders.

Style Tip: Want to master the look of casual polish? Wear a zip-up sweater with tailored pants in monochromatic hues.

Style Tip: If you want to take the black-and-white approach, you can always wear a two-tone jacket with a black miniskirt.

Style Tip: A cable-knit cardigan will give your ensemble the perfect touch of coziness for a family feast.

Style Tip: Feeling festive this year? Sport a rich, red dress with a pair of semi-sheer tights.

Style Tip: If you want to wear pants to your dinner, opt for a PVC pair and style it with a double-breasted blazer.

Style Tip: If you happen to be putting together an outfit at the last minute, a good combination to keep in your back pocket is an oversize silk shirt, fitted trousers, and mules.

Style Tip: Looking to stay casual and cool for your dinner? A graphic sweater with black jeans is all you need.

Style Tip: For the maximalist out there, style a tie-dye long-sleeve shirt underneath a silk slip dress. And if you need an added layer, throw a chunky knit cardigan over your look.

Style Tip: If you're having a simple meal with your immediate family, a classic sweater with sneakers in a similar shade will look put together without feeling over the top.

Style Tip: And if you're feeling bright, you can't go wrong with a colorful sweater and an equally colorful coat.

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