Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Holiday Party Attire

The ending of the Thanksgiving weekend always seems to act as a single that the Holiday parties can officially begin. I always love this time of year for the sole reason that everything is just so festive and fun and each holiday party that there is to attend has its own unique feel, theme, and dress code. For me personally it is always easiest for me to dress for the traditional tacky sweater Christmas party and the formal Christmas Party, the in between is always where it gets a little tricky for me.
Let’s face facts, it is like ten times easier for a guy to get for pretty much any event: casual = kaki pants and button down, business attire = slacks & a nice button down or a suit, and the infamous black tie = a tux. Now with The Black Tux offering online suit and tuxedo rentals it is even easier for any gentlemen to look their best at every occasion!

While we’re on the topic of dress code can I just say how much I love this Holiday Party Style Guide for Men’s and Women’s!
Casual parties are always the hardest for me to dress for “casual” can mean so many things and there are different levels of casual. If you know the people that are going to be there it is pretty easy to predict what the dress code will be. I’m a little cheesy around the holidays and usually wear a Fair Isle sweater like this one {which I love!}, a pair of jeans or a nice pair of pants, and some over the knee boots to make the look a little more chic.  

For men I would say that slacks and a nice button down are always acceptable and if the party were on the upper end of casual I would definitely add a blazer to the ensemble.

The Professional Christmas parties are more about making a good impression, coming across as put together, confident, and fun. For these type of parties I always go for a nice sweater dress {this one from Anthropologie is completely on point} conservative pumps, tights if the dress calls for them, a nice clutch, and understated jewelry.

For the man I would say to wear a suit unless it has been specified that the dress code is casual – in that case I would suggest dress slacks, a fun tie, and a nice blazer.

The Formal Christmas parties are my most favorite! Honestly I can never resist the opportunity to dress up, maybe buy a new dress, and feel a little extra special for the evening.  Plus, there is no such thing as too much sparkle and too many bows for the evening and this Camilyn Beth dress would be absolutely stunning for any formal Holiday gathering!

For the men I would say rent a suit or tux from this Party Ready Collection


  1. Thanks for the helpful guide!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    1. Any time! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far!

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    1. Happy to see you enjoyed these holiday party attire! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far!