I'm in Desperate Need of Holiday Party Pieces—Ref and Zara Came to the Rescue



If there is ever a time to have fun with your wardrobe, it's the holiday season. Sequins, velvet, feathers, bow motifs, red hues—all not only appropriate but encouraged. I always look forward to this time of year since I love to get all dressed up and celebrate, and I seldom meet a sequin outfit I don't like. With Halloween in the rearview mirror, all of my focus has shifted to full-on holiday mode. What better time than now to round up some affordable holiday-party-ready picks for all the upcoming festivities? I'm going to let you in on a little secret. When it comes to holiday party dressing, I turn to Zara and Reformation first. Neither of these retailers is playing around with its holiday 2023 pieces. I'm talking gorgeous velvet dresses, fun sparkly bags, sequin blazers, and bow-detailed shoes, just to name a few. These 30 picks from both Reformation and Zara caught my attention, and I absolutely had to share them with you. 

Keep scrolling to see which 30 holiday party picks from Zara and Reformation I can't get enough of.  

This top comes in red and black, but the red feels more festive to me. 

Satin slip dresses are the perfect holiday dress alternative. 

Style with a miniskirt and tights or with trousers and heels. 

If pants are more your thing, look no further. 

Dress up this sweater with a sequin skirt. 

I'd pair this skirt with the sweater above. 

Zara has quite the collection of pretty holiday dresses, but this one has my attention. 

Big fan of the little red dress for the holiday season. 

This dress comes in green as well, but there is something so elevated about this hue of deep navy. 

How perfect is this for the holiday season? 

 I wore this dress recently; trust me, it's a stunner. 

I can't believe these are only $150.

There is something about the combo of this cherry red paired with the velvet fabric that feels so luxe for holiday. 

Pair with the strapless top above, or wear this skirt on its own. 

A metallic dress that's on the sultry side, if that's your vibe.

This rhinestone poplin top is the textbook definition of a holiday party top. I'm ordering mine ASAP. 

Now this is giving me winter-party-in-Aspen vibes. I'm into it. 

The Alden dress from Reformation is incredibly flattering and comes in a few colorways. This sparkly one is a bit more holiday-season ready.

Pair with a sweater, blazer, or sparkly top.