What to Wear to Holiday Parties

Whether it's formal, themed or a pyjama party, we've got a holiday outfit for every event

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Dress your best this holiday season with these party outfits

You get invitation after invitation to various holiday parties. There are themed ones, fancy ones, ones with people you’ve never met – and you’re starting to run low on outfit choices.

But have no fear, because BCLiving has compiled an outfit for every type of holiday party. Flip through the slideshow and pick the outfit best suited for your next event.

Credit:  Club Monaco and H&M

The House Party

You’re probably going to attend more than one house party this season and besides remembering your potluck dish, you’ll want to arrive in style.

This cashmere sweater from Club Monaco hits the mark on comfortable chic. Pair it with these front-sequined pants from H&M to add some holiday glam to your look.

In this outfit, you’re sure to look great in the photos that will be plastered all over social media. 

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The Restaurant or Bar Office Party

Many companies rent out a section of a restaurant or bar for their annual parties. For this event, you’ll want to dress it up a bit more. Have some fun with it, but remain classy. (This is a work event after all.)

This royal blue jacket with leather detailing from Club Monaco fits the night scene perfectly. Rather than pants, wear the jacket with this pleated leather skirt from Artizia to show off a little leg.

The Banquet Hall Party

A big holiday party calls for a big venue. If the party you’re attending is taking place at a banquet hall, then chances are it’s a black-tie event.

Now, this doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a ball gown. This short white dress from BCBG Max Azria has fantastic cut-out detailing. The long sleeves and high neckline give this piece class, white the short hemline makes it less formal and more versatile.

Add a little sparkle with these earrings from J.Crew and you’re sure to impress the other guests.

The Pyjama Party

Yes, holiday pyjama parties do exist past the age of 30. These parties are usually hosted by your close friends and can be loads of fun. But just because you’re wearing pyjamas doesn’t mean style should get thrown out the window.

It’s a holiday party after all, so be festive and choose a pair of pyjamas that reflects the holidays, like these snowmen patterned ones from Old Navy.

And you’re going to need to some form of footwear, so choose from one of the many coloured slippers at Victoria’s Secret.

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The Ugly Sweater Party

The hardest event to dress for – the ugly sweater party – requires some effort. The best place to find the most hideous of holiday sweaters is at a second-hand store. You may have to visit a few in your area to find the cream of the crop, but it will be worth it to have the best (worst) outfit in the room.

If you’re completely stuck for ideas, H&M has a few holiday sweater options, like this festive red one and this grey one with a stitched-in reindeer, but they certainly won’t win you the prize for ugliest sweater.