https://www.nordstrom.com/blog/holiday-outfitsWithout a doubt, this is the most festive time of the year. The holidays are officially upon us, and with that comes invite after invite to parties. Whether you’re headed to a small get-together with friends or a glamorous black-tie event, you’ll definitely want to dress for the level of formality at each gathering. We’ve got you covered, so all you’ll have to do is RSVP. Keep scrolling to see four holiday party outfit ideas for women.
The black-tie gala
If you’ve snagged an invite to a black tie gala or fundraising event, first of all—cheers to you. This is your chance to go all-out and feel extra elegant. Pick a classic silhouette with timeless sophistication. We love a neutral-toned dress with strappy heels and a metallic bag for a hint of holiday-approved shine, and a faux-fur capelet for a touch of luxe.
The office party
If you’re going straight from work to the party, it can be tricky to plan a transitional look. Just stick to a few simple tips. Go for a statement pattern with coordinating accessories and one added pop of color. Fabrics like silk or velvet in rich jewel tones are a sophisticated way to upgrade the classics, while still being modern enough to go beyond your 9-to-5.
The dinner party
Whether you’re hosting or attending a dinner party, you’ll want to put together an elevated casual outfit—something that’s relaxed yet polished enough to match the intimate feel of a dinner party. We like an airy top paired with leather pants and a faux-fur jacket for a little bit of edge, with a sleek leather bag to tie the look together.
The statement sweater party
If we’re being honest, we look forward to a good sweater party all year long. This is the time to go for that outrageous print or texture you’ve been wanting to try—we especially love an oversized silhouette that combines multiple patterns. Build the rest of your outfit with playful pieces like drop earrings, frayed jeans, and block-heel booties.