5 Festive Looks for the Holidays

Suit up in style for all your holiday gatherings with these fashionable looks designed for festive fun

From Christmas casual to fancy formal, here are five looks that’ll bring the style to any holiday gathering

Don’t let all the holiday soirees, family gatherings, and Christmas or New Year’s Eve parties leave you so stressed out about what to wear that you start drinking straight rum sans eggnog.

These five looks are perfect for the party circuit or any festive get-together, from cute ‘n’ casual to full-on fancy.


Going from your desk to a friends’ drop-in do? Wear one of these Joe Fresh tops to work, and bring a skirt to change into. Done.
Left: Faux fur capelet $39, stripe tee $16, paillette skirt $29
Right: Stripe sweater $19, paillette skirt $29

Banana Republic

Inspired by the new Anna Karenina movie, Banana Republic has launched its 2012 holiday collection with a standout black monogram woven lace dress, $185, faux fur scarf, $95, chandelier earrings, and ring, each $55, velvet beaded clutch, $15, and ankle strap pump, $128.

The combination is perfect for a romantic Christmas Eve dinner.

J. Crew

Winter white is always city-chic, and this look is ideal for Christmas Day with the in-laws. In J. Crew tux pants you can be dressed up without a dress!

Quilted vest in herringbone, $160; Italian cashmere turtleneck, $230; café capri in reverse tuxedo, $348; Tartine tote, $362, and metallic-trim pumps, $318.


Bootlegger‘s new house-line, Temperance, has a roaring ’20s vibe, plus feminine, vintage-y details like hand beading – fitting for a New Years Eve cocktail party?

The Leslie dress, $69.50, is a three-foiled lace with a sexy one-shouldered silhouette.

The Bay

For big-night-out glam, no designer does it quite like Canada’s own Wayne Clark. If New Year’s Eve calls for a gown, this is it.

Wayne Clark’s strapless and stunning mermaid gown, $3,595, from The Room.