Don't Wear an LBD to Your Next Holiday Party—Wear This Instead

This holiday season, if you find yourself reaching for last year's gold shimmy dress and LBD, stop right there. At Who What Wear HQ, we firmly believe that if you can't break out of your cliche comfort zone in the holidays, then when can you? To help inspire you to reach into that extra side of your sartorial personality, we headed to THE OUTNET.COM to find bold, daring options for everything on your festive itinerary.

From the best printed coats to head-to-toe color, the looks we have in mind are good, and best of all, since they're all from THE OUTNET, you can get your shopping done in one swift checkout. Ready to proactively put together the best party looks of the season? We're all for preparedness here. 

Want a bit of festive shimmer and shine that you can wear into the new year? Enter: the metallic pleated skirt. While we think it's versatile for a number of occasions, for a holiday cocktail party, we love pairing it with a black tuxedo blazer for a touch of unexpected menswear-inspired sophistication. Finish off the look with black and gold accessories to stick to your dual-tone palette. As for what you wear under the blazer, try something that's just a bit more interesting than your go-to silk tank, like a graphic T-shirt, bralette, or turtleneck.

It's so easy to fall back on black attire, especially for evening dressing, which is why we love that this jewel tone ensemble doesn't feature even a stitch of it. Instead of toning down the bright orange hue of this midi dress, we're taking the opportunity to pull out all of the on-trend burgundy accessories we've been accumulating. To avoid veering into clown territory (it happens to the best of us), we'd suggest a neutral gray coat to soften the look.

It turns out that being best dressed at a holiday party doesn't actually require wearing a dress. A slick black jumpsuit with an interesting neckline is just as likely to cause a few jaws to drop, especially when paired with dangly earrings and a head-turning pink fur. Opting for a bold faux-fur jacket (the winter topper to invest in) adds a dose of personality. Not that you're fishing for compliments, but you'll get plenty of them.

Just dipping your toes into the bold holiday outfit pool? Try a glamorous midi dress with some added flair, like the deep V-neck and ruffled sleeves of this emerald-tone one. From there, play with textures: Platform heels and a cropped military-style jacket in velvet look super luxe when paired with the satin material of this dress.

Ready to push that LBD to the side? Head to THE OUTNET to finish shopping for all your party-ready outfits.