These 14 Fashion Girl–Approved Christmas Eve Outfits Are So Good

Ah, Christmas, our favorite time of the year—gathering together with friends and family, singing Christmas carols next to the fire, and drinking hot chocolate are just a few of the many things we love about the holiday. Of course, being OOO (out of office), the insane shopping deals, and the fact that a new year is just around the corner are some other benefits add to the list. Now, what's your favorite thing about the merry season? If you said dressing up in festive attire, we're with you on that one, as well. 

But what makes for a proper holiday look? More specifically, what's the ideal Christmas Eve outfit to wear? Really, there are no set style rules, but a few elements we're always eager to rock excessively during this time of year are sparkles (we can't pass up a good Kira-Kira moment in front of the Christmas tree), lots of red and green pieces (no-brainers), and luxe velvet. Consider working one (or all) of the ideas below into your Christmas Eve and Day ensembles. 

Ahead, we've rounded up some great examples of Christmas Eve outfits that are comfortable, chic, and, most importantly, festive! Read on to see the looks and shop the key pieces.

Try an unusual hue.

Or go for classic green.

A red dress is a no-fail option.

Dress down a green two-piece suit with Converse.

Red and white is great for a Christmas look.

Add a pop of red with your shoes.

Opt for boho-chic Christmas Eve look.

Ground your all-red Christmas Eve outfit with sparkly boots.

Or, try a pair of lush purple velvet pants.

A red dress and a green handbag scream Christmas.

All-black looks chic and sleek.

As does all-red.

Stay cozy in an oversize scarf.

Go a more casual direction with your Christmas Eve outfit by wearing jeans and chunky knit.

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