Holiday Party Outfit Ideas That Aren’t A Shiny Dress


It’s officially “let’s get dressed up and drink champagne!” season, and for many (myself included), that means slipping into a sparkly dress, throwing on a dramatic coat, and heading out the door. But what if I told you that you didn’t have to conform and could wear something other than a holiday-esque dress? (Gasp!)

 

If you’re hoping to break from the traditionally glittery holiday attire in favor of a sleeker (and more comfortable) look, then you’re in luck. I’ve scoured the net in search of the perfect “real adult” party girl outfits and I think you’re going to be pretty impressed. (Think: Silk, velvet,  and textured prints.)

 

From pajama suits to festive blazers to jumpsuits, here are 18 holiday party outfit ideas that don’t involve a shiny, over-the-top dress. 

 

The Velvet Blazer 

There’s no doubt velvet will making an appearance this season. (I mean, can you honestly remember a time when velvet wasn’t a part of at least one of the holiday parties you went to?) Instead of following in tow with a velvet clutch, why not opt for a perfectly tailored blazer? The velvet blazer is classic-chic, versatile, and can transition from workwear to clubwear with a few accessory changes. (The lace bra and blazer combo is still my all-time favorite look.) 

ENDLESS ROSE

Velvet Blazer

$110

SMYTHE

Peak Lapel Velvet Blazer

$795

GIBSON

X Hi Sugarplum! Holiday Mimi Velvet Blazer

$118

1.STATE

Velvet Ruched Sleeve Blazer

$149

VINCE

Velvet Blazer

$495

MADEWELL

Velvet Caldwell Double-Breasted Blazer

$168$119.99

 

 

Silk Everything 

Remember when Em Rata wore that impeccably stylish silk suit? Well, I’m still not over it. (As a self-proclaimed stylish sloth baby, I literally LOVE a silk suit.) Who would have thought that an overnight outfit could be office-appropriate? 

NILI LOTAN

Mireu Silk Jacket

$945

KATHARINE HAMNETT LONDON

Eleanor Silk Boiler Suit

$484$363

LANVIN

Satin Sable Suit

$2982.64$835.14

L’AGENCE

Rannah Tie-Waist Silk Jumpsuit

$580$406

JOSEPH

Jack Silk-Satin Trousers

$439.97

RAG & BONE

Rochelle Satin Jumpsuit

$595

 

 

Leather Pants 

You know looks even sexier than a slinky dress? Leather pants. Whether they’re tight-fitting (AKA made for curves) or are loose, comfy, and chic (a la Kelly Ripa), you can never go wrong with a stylish pair of leather pants. 

L’ACADEMIE

Delaney Leather Pants

$498

THE ROW

Jodphur Shiny Stretch Leather Pants

$2790

BARDOT

Faux Leather Cargo Pants

$109

DODO BAR OR

Magen Wide-Leg Leather Pants – Black – Size 44 (8)

$798$478.8

MOTHER

The Insider High Waist Crop Bootcut Faux Leather Pants

$218

PROENZA SCHOULER

Black Faux-Leather Trousers

$495$337

 

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