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.)
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?
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.