If you’ve been so busy with gift shopping that you haven’t figured out your Christmas outfit yet, honestly, I get it. Friends and family come first this time of year and, while we love to spoil them, we also want to make sure our outfits are on point for when the cameras inevitably come out.
If you’re looking for the most stunning Christmas party dresses or want to know what to wear to a casual Christmas party, your search ends here. I’ve put together fool-proof looks for every kind of Christmas celebration you might be attending this year, so that you can focus on finalizing that gift list.
1. Christmas dinner
Toast your loved ones and celebrate the holidays in an outfit that looks as good as you feel. Bring winter favorites like silk and metallics out to play, and balance your look with neutral colors.
2. Christmas cocktail party
Christmas only happens once a year, so you might as well dress the part. Go all in on silks and gold and sparkles in a classic cocktail jumpsuit ensemble, featuring strappy heels, a clutch, and statement jewelry.
3. casual Christmas party
Layering a cozy Christmas sweater with cute trousers automatically makes it more casual, and you’ll likely be more comfortable, too. Flat sneakers make this a more laid-back look, while a red lip and statement earrings keep things festive.
4. Office holiday party
After a year of conservative-leaning outfits that we so often wear to the office, it’s time to let yourself show your bold side. Rich jewel tones and metallics bring the party, but your statement boots and celeb-loved bag show you have your finger on the pulse of fashion.
5. Christmas day
Christmas Day usually means being ultra-cozy exchanging gifts indoors — but you know there’s going to be photos, so it’s worth throwing on something a little nicer than just leggings and an old sleep tee. Snuggle up in a voluminous sweater and cold weather-plaid, plus a pair of boots in case you need to run outside for anything.