We're Fashion Editors With Busy Holiday Schedules—7 Party Looks We Approve Of


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Following an especially low-key holiday season last year, December 2021 is shaping up to be anything but chill. Or at least, that's what our editors are saying. Between work events, last-minute dinner parties before break, and, of course, New Year's Eve soirées, things are about to get busy—and that's before you take into consideration the sartorial component of each event. 

To help lessen the load just a little bit, our fashion editors shared the party looks from Who What Wear Collection that they're planning on wearing throughout the holiday season, be it for low-key meetups with old friends or impromptu get-togethers that call for a semiformal getup. And after perusing our selections, we can say with certainty that getting dressed for your holiday plans won't be nearly as stressful as actually attending them. You're welcome.


"I love printed skirts for parties because you can pair them with basic black pieces, and you'll look stylish with minimal effort. Here, I'm wearing a beautiful marble-print Who What Wear Collection skirt with a crop top and sheer cardigan along with some pointy-toe kitten heels. Easy peasy."


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What You'll Need: Sheer Cardigan + Crop Top + Printed Midi Skirt

Shop Erin's look:


"Dressing up like a layered cake was on my to-do list for this holiday season, and this dress pulled through. Whenever December begins to creep up on me, I know I need to be prepared for unexpected holiday festivities. I ordered this dress a few weeks before the holidays kicked off without any specific event lined up on my calendar. It certainly came in handy a few nights ago when I dressed it up for a star-studded event that had all of the holiday vibes."


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What You'll Need: Tiered Midi Dress + Shoulder Bag + Knee-High Boots


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Shop Sierra's look:


"Holiday partywear that feels like pajamas? Count me in! Plissé (aka pleated) material is truly the best. It never wrinkles and looks so ridiculously luxe. I also love that you can wear each of these pieces alone as well for day or evening. It's the epitome of versatility.


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What You'll Need: Plissé Set + Heeled Sandals

Shop Kat's look:


"I'm so glad I purchased the Janelle Sweater when I did instead of waiting to get it as a holiday gift. I can't wait to wear it for my casual family holidays at home. It is cozy enough for dinner by the fireplace but also stylish enough to be worthy of a special meal. I am going to pair it with a black turtleneck, black jeans, and black lug-sole loafers and add a little sparkle with simple pearl earrings and a necklace. TL;DR: Don't sleep on the versatile Janelle Sweater! 


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What You'll Need: Ribbed Sweater + Black Jeans + Lug-Sole Loafers + Pearl Jewelry

Shop Drew's look:


"There's nothing I love more than an eye-catching top. This ruched, long-sleeve option is what I plan on getting the most wear out of this holiday season. It's easy to dress up with a pair of faux-leather pants but can look so effortlessly cool styled casually with jeans and kitten heels."


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What You'll Need: Ruched Top + Faux-Leather Pants + Statement Heels


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Shop Lauren's look:


"I like my holiday outfits to be elegant but also a little bit trendy, which is why the Stella Dress is a key piece in my rotation right now. It's the right intersection of comfortable and versatile, and really, it's all about how you style it. I'll give you an example: I wore it to a casual Friendsgiving get-together with chunky boots and some gold earrings, but it's also special enough that I plan to wear it with strappy heels and a mini bag to a cocktail hour."


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What You'll Need: Long-Sleeved Dress + Animal-Print Boots


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Shop Anna's look:


"Whenever I can get away with wearing jeans to a holiday party, I do. This velvet top (plus jeans and a pair of amazing heels) would make for a look that's chic and fancy enough for a celebration."

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.