If you don’t buy a new frock to wear to a Christmas party, did the holidays ever happen? In contrast to the rest of the year, December is the one time we may ditch the smart casual dress code and switch to festive dress attire options in favor of full-on velvet, satin, sequins, and outlandish color combinations.
Given the lackluster nature of recent years’ preparations, this is of paramount importance in 2022. If you spent all of last year moping around the house in your pajamas, you owe it to yourself to go out and buy the biggest size extra outfit you can find.
There’s only one thing stopping you from making that all-important purchase: the overwhelming amount of options and the unfamiliarity with social circumstances we’re all facing post-lockdown. The December issues of Cosmo have compiled a handy guide to slaying various dress codes so you don’t have to stress about looking your best.
How to dress for a Christmas party:
This one absolutely depends on the occasion. Dress to impress in a gorgeous gown or cutout dress if the occasion calls for black tie attire. If you’re attending a business party and have no idea what your coworkers will be wearing, it’s safest to stick to a pair of exquisite midis that can be dressed up or down.
Exciting evening? Always choose an item with embellishments or sequins. An easy slip dress is perfect for quiet evenings.
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This season’s party fashion is all about channeling your inner ’80s child. Mini dresses, off-the-shoulder tops, and fuchsia satin wrap styles are all favorites of ours. The multicolored sequin number is another item of fashion obsession for us
Dresses like this one are what the late 1980s lived for. In other words, we can’t help but be completely preoccupied. Put your hair up and accessorize with some big earrings for this year’s holiday party in one.
This sequined mini dress evokes retro ’60s splendor with its feather accents and shift silhouette. We believe this look is appropriate for any celebration, from holiday gatherings to birthday bashes to formal dinners.
This rose-gold fringing ensemble is perfect for holiday celebrations in the spirit of the flapper era.