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Dazzling holiday looks

A black woman with curly hair, in a blue velvet high-low jacket, a white top with a designer silver necklace, and gray pant.

Food, friends and family are some of the best parts of the holiday season, but there’s one more beloved tradition on everyone’s list: holiday parties. Whether you’re attending a cookie swap at the office or dancing the night away on New Year’s Eve, there’s a fabulous outfit for every occasion. Check out the following trends and incorporate them into your style for an amazing holiday look:

Metallics will dazzle the eye

The holiday season is one of the few times a year where daytime metallics are perfectly OK, so go nuts! Throw on a brocade skirt with gold thread detail or a silver wrap dress and a statement necklace.

You can also wear metallics on your feet for a more subtle look. Try a pair of silver dress heels or strappy sandals paired with a dress and warm stockings or a women’s dress suit. Or, you can opt for elegant costume jewelry with lots of gems or a sparkly statement necklace.

A woman with long auburn hair, wearing a silver jacket dress with a flounced hem, and satin trim on the jacket.

Velvet embodies luxury

Want something lush, rich, even luxurious for your next party? Choose velvet. This fabric is not only warm, but it also creates a stunning outfit every time. It also looks great in every holiday color. Throw on a ruby-red velvet special occasion dress for a night at the ballet or an evergreen velvet top underneath a blazer for an after-work party.

A black woman with curly hair, in a blue velvet high-low jacket, a white top with a designer silver necklace, and gray pant.

Tuxedos make you sleek and sharp

Tuxedos are probably the most flattering garment available, so a tux-inspired look is a great option for the season. These outfits tend to be a little more upscale, so they’re great for black-tie events like fundraising dinners and opulent get-togethers. Try a tuxedo suit or pant set for a simple, chic look – one inspired by great menswear yet still flatters your feminine curves. Throw a shawl or cape on to change up the silhouette, or accessorize with fur-trimmed outwear, gloves and a hat for warmth.

A black woman with curly hair, in a white pant set with a black collar, black sandals, with a little dog by her feet.

Florals put a twist on the holidays

Floral outfits are usually saved for spring, but a lot of celebrities have worn them with a winter twist. Choose muted colors like cranberry and hunter’s green over bright pink and lime to make them more seasonally appropriate. Also, go for outfits with a limited color palette – perhaps one with an analogous color scheme (which simply means different shades of the same hue) rather than a complementary one.

These holiday trends will help any woman make a statement at her next holiday party.

A brunette woman in a sheer, full-skirted black and magenta floral print dress, with beaded accents on neckline and waist.

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Published on Dec 01 2017

Last Updated on Nov 17 2020

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