What to Wear to Holiday Parties: Your Complete Guide

‘Tis the season to dress up and party! If you follow our outfit guide, you’ll be perfectly dressed for every occasion. Whether it’s a family gathering or a New Year’s rager, we’ve picked out the cutest outfits for any type of party!

Family Gathering

The type of family gathering you’ll be going to influences the type of outfit you’ll be picking out.  If your family is laid back and easygoing, choose a sweater and skinny jeans combo that’s comfortable and simple.  Throw on a pair of black boots and you’ll be good to go!

Sweater: American Eagle, $29.97

Jeans: American Eagle, $29.99

Shoes: Gap, $99.95

If your family party is bigger and involves some of your extended family, it would probably be better to dress up more.  A simple black dress is ideal for this occasion, but a skirt and dressy top combination will work perfectly, too.

Dress: Gap, $59.99

Top: Forever 21, $24.80

Skirt: Banana Republic, $89.50

Meeting the Parents

If you’re meeting your boyfriend’s family for the first time or attending their holiday party, you might want to dress up a little more than you usually would for your own family. While you want to make a good impression, don’t compromise your sense of style. Wear something modest and respectable, but spice it up with some cool statement jewelry.

Dress: Forever 21, $12.80

Top Necklace: Forever 21, $7.80

Bottom Necklace: Anthropologie, $68