Holiday Party Outfits: What to Wear to a Holiday Party

Red and yellow dresses as holiday party outfits

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are a time for family, friends, togetherness and some of the years’ best fashion. From office parties to holiday balls, November through January is filled with opportunities to experiment with styles, colors and patterns, offering countless opportunities to bring your best and most stylish self to every event you attend. 

With so many events and so many style options to choose from, it can be easy to find yourself asking “What do I wear to a holiday party?” The short answer is anything that makes you feel good. The longer answer...well, you’ve come to the right place. 

An Outfit for Every Occasion

One of the best parts of the holiday season is that there is usually a diverse range of events to celebrate with the many different groups of people that shape your world. From co-workers to friends and family, holiday parties are something that many of us look forward to all year long. 

Now, like most things in life, different holiday parties call for different holiday party outfits. We have taken the liberty of creating a short guide to decode some of the most common holiday party outfit dress codes.

Office Holiday Parties

Stray away from going too bold or too extreme at work holiday parties. While office parties call for a shift in behavior and dress from what you would normally bring to the office, these are still professional environments. We suggest going with something fun, classic and mid-length. Think a gorgeous red mid-length dress with a dramatic bowtie neck or a velvet, ruffled masterpiece. Avoid pieces that are too tight, too revealing or too extravagant. Moderation, but make it fashion. 

Charity Galas and Holiday Balls

Holiday galas and balls tend to be breathtaking in their aesthetic and execution and they typically call for more formal looks that uphold the elegance and glamour of the evening. We love a classic holiday party jumpsuit or this flowing, high-necked number. A longer dress adds to the ambiance of the evening and classic holiday colors (dark reds, greens and golds) create a stunning evening palette.

Family and Friend Holiday Events

Your family and friends know you better than anyone, so when it comes to these functions you can relax a little. Now, don’t go too casual...these are still parties after all. 

Family Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas party outfit ideas could range from sophisticated flowy pants look to a more dramatic ruffled look. Like with work events, you don’t want to go too tight or too revealing, but you do have more room to experiment with bolder colors and patterns.Though holiday parties typically call for a mid-length dress, events hosted by friends tend to allow more room to play around with length and style. 

Be The Belle of the Holiday Ball With Fame and Partners 

No matter what holiday party outfit you're looking for, Fame and Partners is your ultimate collaborator for all things holiday. Our customisable dresses and clothing are designed to bring out your best, giving you the freedom to find the looks, styles and cuts that work best for you. Holiday cheer has never looked, or felt, better.