16 Style Tips For Holiday Party Outfits

Last updated on : November 03 2019

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It is November, and this means the fun part of the year is beginning—from Halloween to Christmas and New Year. The holiday season is upon us. Your friends and family are around with get-togethers and office events in the making. It is time to buckle down and get serious about your holiday style before the party invitations start rolling in.  

Planning your holiday party look is fun and will give you peace of mind. It helps to avoid the midday rush to the store or crazy prices on the internet.

The perfect look entails picking the right kind of holiday dress, the right colors. And an outfit that makes you look sexy without being unsuitable for family get-togethers.  

Holiday Dress and Style Ideas

Dressing for the holiday season requires an open mind and a hard look at your wardrobe. The chic styles you want will need every part of your closet, from boots to sweaters to earrings.

These are the style tips and insights that make you shine at every holiday party you attend this season - without giving up your sexy.

Wear Winter Whites

There is an outdated saying that you must avoid white after labor day. However, white works all year round, not just for Labor Day or spring. White is crisp and fresh and gives one vision of snowflakes and snow-capped hills.

Easily make white work for your holiday style by adding colors and accessories.

Try mixing and matching colors with a sexy white bandage dress, and accessorize with other colors. Embrace silver shoes and earrings for a snow goddess-inspired look. Or opt for a warmer look with a biscuit or deep neutral colored scarves and boots.

Nova white deep v bandage dress from the kewl shop

Wear white bandage dresses all year round

How About a Tuxedo?

The Guardian says the following about women in tuxedos, and we wholeheartedly agree.

Fashion trends are like relationships: Some are fun for a time while others are on-again, off-again. And then there are those rare connections that get better and better – like the tuxedo.

Watching feminine tuxedos hit runways should inspire you to give it a whirl. Consider wearing one to look elegant, stunning, and ooze sex appeal at the same time. Tuxedos are timeless and powerful.

Rather than going for the full tuxedo suit, try a pair of shorts or a flirty mini skirt as bottom wear for your tuxedo look. Add tights, super high stilettos, and a tailored blazer for a look nothing short of ravishing, bold, and determined.

Make Smart use of Turtlenecks.

Every woman has at least one turtleneck in her closet. They are fashion staples, after all.

This season, pair a knit turtleneck under one of your lovely summer dresses for a trendy fashion statement or with a long flowing skirt. Accessorize correctly, and you are set to stun everyone without even investing in a new dress. What's more, it looks good and provides excellent warmth for colder weather too.

Check out this article by Fashion Allure for the latest designer looks in turtlenecks. They include natural to copy sweater and skirt combinations or combinations with leather or linen pants.

Go Big on Bling

If the holiday party you are attending is a somewhat flashy, evening affair, then step out in a shiny, strapless number. We suggest making it holiday-specific with the color (consider greens, golds, and reds).

Our gold bandage dresses in all styles are perfect for holiday parties and bringing tasteful style and sex appeal. However, if it is a family event, cover up with a vintage-style jacket, a stylish scarf tied interestingly, or even a boyfriend cardigan.

Gold bandage dress from The Kewl Shop

Gold bandage dresses make perfect holiday party dresses.

Keep your LBD Collection Handy

If in style trouble, your little black dress is your savior this holiday season.

Use gold or silver accessories to give your look wings with a belt, a statement necklace, or a clutch. Pair it with opaque tights or combat boots for an edge and spice. If your LBD is strapless, add a blazer, oversized vest, or cashmere sweater to keep you warm and festive.

One shoulder black metallicbandage dress from the kewl shop

Try a textured little black dress for some party shine and sparkle.

Go Cool and Casual with a T-shirt Dress

A T-shirt dress works almost every time. Make it extra special for the holidays by wearing one in a more festive fabric such as silk or satin. Add a statement belt at the waist and nude heels to your feet.

This look is best for meeting up with friends or a casual holiday party.

Make a Sweater Dress Work

For comfortable get-togethers around the holidays, sweater dresses are everything. Pick one in an earthy tone and use accessories to ramp it up (black stockings or printed leggings also work very well).

Sweater dresses are comfortable to wear. And durable if you plan to hang out with the younger ones in the family or help your mother-in-law cook dinner for a casual night indoors.

Sequin styled sweater dress

Try this sweater dress style made from sequins 

Think Nude

If you plan to attend a holiday party where everything is shiny and sparkling, op for a dress in nude hues like biscuit or sand, a nude-colored dress gives you soothing style that is warm and adaptable. 

Choose a strapless style for more formal occasions or occasions that need you sensual and feminine. 

Nude one shoulder bandage dress from The Kewl Shop

If it is a family affair, choose to keep either your arms or legs covered for a balanced look. Play around with your hair for a polished style that is chic and complete. 

Paint it Red

Dressing in all-red for a Christmas party makes sense. However, this year, avoid overdoing it and taper the look with matching colors.

Consider a red bandage dress that shows off your curves. The color is all holiday party outfit and the fit ensures you never give up your sexy.

Bright red dress for a holiday party

How to Layer Without Compromising Style

Dressing up during the holiday season is fun. But remember the weather is turning colder, and you need to keep warm and comfortable. Visible goosebumps and hunched shoulders do not spell sexy!

If you think wearing a coat might affect your style, you are mistaken. It's easy to layer up for warmth. Check out our articles on how to style a bandage dress and our ultimate guide to layering clothes for more in-depth information.  

For the best balance of coat and style, this year, consider these tips.

Tailored coat with a fitted dress

For an evening party, try wearing a fun, well-fitted frock in a bright color (metallic bandage dresses work great) and team it with a tailored men’s tuxedo jacket. With the right pair of heels and a stylish clutch, your look is effortlessly chic and decidedly more comfortable.

Coat with a ruffle dress

A fit-and-flare jacket works wonders when paired with a girly ruffled mini. The coat’s nip at the right place on your waist to show off your curves. This look is comfortable and versatile.

The ball gown-and-blazer look

Holiday parties often have a theme or need you to dress up as characters. This season, wear a Cinderella-type ball gown with a boyish blazer.

Try Layers with a long dress.

So it is not winter-cold yet, but the nip in the air is making you rethink your little slip dress? Enjoy the best of both worlds by pairing your floor-length slip dress with a light tuxedo jacket or a furry vest.

Makeup Ideas for Your Holiday Style

Your holiday look cannot be complete without the right makeup, especially when dressing up for a party. While striking red lips is the go-to holiday makeup look, it is not the only one.

Consider shaking up your makeup routine this season.

Go for exaggerated lashes.

Think Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian for a fun, flirty, yet intense eyelash look. This look is not challenging at all.

Either apply individual mascara lashes to the waterline of your eyes and go for false eyelashes for the upper line. Or use a heated eyelash curler first to curl the lashes and then apply a lengthening mascara.

Check out our inside scoop on false eyelashes and how to style them here.

Orange lip color

Try tangerine lip color as a close alternative to the holiday theme red. Bold and stylish, this shade uplifts your look without having to wear too much makeup.

For a shiny finish, add some gloss after applying the lipstick and use a tissue to blot it and reach your desired shade.

Check that tangerine suits your skin tone in our article on choosing the right lipstick color.  

Nude Gloss

To avoid making a no-makeup look appear too pale, go for a high-shine, creamy gloss in a neutral shade for your lips. It will not add color but definitely, add a bit of shine to the otherwise dull look. Also, enjoy the art of contouring and highlighting.


Planning and balance are critical when it comes to choosing your style for upcoming holiday parties with family, friends, or colleagues.

If you're up for it, include (sometimes ugly) holiday style staples for a festive finish. Like a Christmas sweater with your bandage dress or green and gold earrings. Just for the fun of it!

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