It’s no wonder that Christmas is the favorite holiday for many people, considering the time spent with family and closest friends, along with a nice food and a good atmosphere. If you think of yourself as the one of those, then you probably already started preparing for the holidays, especially if you’re hosting people. If that’s the case, you should think on the menu, decoration and setting the right mood, but if you have the privilege to be someone’s guest, then yours only task is to enjoy. Either way, you should also plan what you will wear for that festive evening. We’ll try to help you with some advice and unleash you at least one worry.
Dress for the occasion
The Christmas party is a special occasion, but you should be guided by the venue, in order to prevent ending up overdress or dressed too casually. The safest opt is to find the balance between a dressy and a relaxed outfit, but, whether you’ll be spending the evening with your family or mingling at some gala dinner, you should keep in mind that the comfort should be the most important feature of your combination. Avoid high heels (unless you feel completely natural in them) and too tight clothes, because you’ll probably be going to need some extra space to hide your “food-baby” after the delicious dinner.
Home sweet home
Family reunions tend to be fun and emotional, bringing the old stories and memories into life, making you feel safe and secure. So, don’t let the clothes hobble and skip a latest fashion geometrical creation and choose a comfortable combination instead, like a pair of jeans and your favorite Christmas sweater. Tunics and short casual dresses can also be a good opt, combined with tights or pants.
True holiday spirit
If you’re planning to spend this holiday with some of your dearest friends or going to meet the parents of your beau for the first time, choose some comfy, but a stylish combination that will be on point, express your personality and accent the celebration spirit. The best way to get the wanted result is to pick simpler ladies clothing pieces and lift it up with an unexpected twist, such as statement accessories, striking patterns or sparkling details. It’s not recommended to exaggerate with all of this if you don’t want parents to think that you’re a wacky, but feel free to experiment a little bit at the dinner party in the “safer” circumstances.
A classic’s chic with a twist
If you’re preparing for an elegant Christmas dinner, stick to the proven timeless party outfit, such as some of the sophisticated evening dresses – the choice you can’t go wrong with. Pick a simple model that isn’t too long (the best length is above your knees), preferably in some of the fall’s colors, like beige, deep green, plum or intense shades of red. Avoid all in white or gray, but if you’re a fan, add some colorful details into your combination, like a nice sash or conspicuous earrings. This is the only Thanksgiving occasion that requires heels. Stick to your favorite hairstyle and minimalistic makeup, or just accent lips with some dark shaded lipstick.
Following these tips, find the perfect party outfit in your wardrobe or, even better, take advantage of Christmas sales and treat yourself with some nice piece of clothes. After all, the holiday season is all about the giving, so make yourself happy, but don’t forget to surprise your closest people also. Whatever you do, remember that the most important thing is to spend some quality time with them and revive the true holiday spirit – the feeling of love and happiness.
Author: Peter Minkoff
Peter is an editor at HighStyleLife magazine in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a stylist for few fashion events in around AUS and UK. Beside fashion, he loves reading, making DIY cosmetics, redesign furniture and to travel around tropical destinations. He plans to create a fashion business for style advising.