The holiday season is upon us, and with it the wave of parties and events will soon be in full swing. The weather might be cooler, but there’s no need to hide behind hundreds of layers! Check out these beautiful and timeless outfit ideas to wear to each type of holiday party that you could be attending this Christmas & New Years Eve.
Pre-Christmas Party: The Little Black Dress with a Twist
Who doesn’t love a little black dress? It works perfectly for occasions throughout the year, but now the festive season is here and it’s time to take things up a notch. Black is fine for the holidays, but it’s always better with the addition of something a little special. A touch of glitter or sequins perhaps? A simple cocktail dress can be made festive with the addition of sparkly gold or silver statement jewelry… and don’t forget to complete the look with the perfect festive eye glitter!
Christmas Eve: The Evening Gown
The evening before the big day, you’ll want to be looking your best. This is the time to slip into a floor-length evening gown. You’ll wow everyone in the room, and you can never look overdressed for a holiday party! Choose festive colors like deep burgundy and pine green. Also opt for timeless, romantic cuts such as bardot and sweetheart necklines to show a little skin while still being suitably dressed for the weather. Drape a shimmering shrug around your shoulders and accessorize with a sparkly purse to complete the look.
Christmas Day: The Chic but Cozy Sweater
For many of us, Christmas day is the time for indulgence, but that doesn’t mean you have to slack on looking your best. If your Christmas is generally a day of eating, drinking and lounging around on the couch, you’ll need something loose-fitting and comfortable. A chic sweater in a festive hue can be used in all kinds of looks. Such as a skater skirt and festive pantyhose, over a t-shirt dress, or accessorized with a tartan scarf.
New Year’s Eve: The Showstopper
Kick off the New Year with a bang, and stun the room by choosing an absolute showstopper look. Many of us will buy an outfit specifically for NYE, so it’s important that you choose the perfect piece for you. If you want to showcase your assets, opt for a gold or silver dress with a plunging neckline, and add a playful twist with sparkly tights. You can never have too much sparkle at New Year! The more glitter, sequins and light-reflective materials you can incorporate, the better. There are no rules – be yourself and be fabulous, and you’ll feel as good as you look.
Whatever you’re up to for the holiday season, it’s a great excuse to dress up and feel your best, as well as try out styles you might not wear at other times of year. From everyone at Ellis James Designs, we wish you a wonderful festive period and a very Happy New Year!
Which outfit idea do you like the best? Let us know in the comments section below.