Holiday Season: Top Party Outfits to Buy RIGHT NOW!

COVER STORY / 2019-12-04

It’s officially time when party season is about to knock on your door. The holidays are notoriously full of events to attend, and can sometimes get you panicky thinking- ‘what to wear?’ before you even realize it. It’s the perfect time to have fun with holiday fashion trends 2019, and take a more sartorial approach this year. Forget the little black dress and throw that wrap skirt out the window, because this season is all about drama. So, turn a cold shoulder towards sequins (and we’re talking about plenty here!), eye-catching colors, extra volume, velvet, and other luxe fabrics. From high street treats to high-end gowns, get ready to party like it's 1999 all over again. Whether you’re looking for something to wear to your work do, drinks with friends or for Christmas Eve, these four trends are perfect for any party this year.

The ‘SeQUEEN’

There's no better occasion to wear something bedazzled in sequins than the Christmas party outfit. Opt for sequin pants and pair with neutrals for a whimsical and fun twist on the sparkly cocktail outfit. For weekend parties, a colorful chevron patterned sequin cami dress is great. Throwing a blazer would give extra structure and coverage and make the ensemble suitable for a professional setting. We reckon that this pairing would be good for casual Fridays as well to take you from the office to the bar. There, we have decoded our first look for Holiday Season 2019! Keep reading for more style tips on sequins.

  1. For music festival outfits, a sequined jumper is a great wardrobe staple and totally lit item. Pair the jumper with a trusty mini skirt and finish this look with silver mules.
  2. A t-shirt/top and high-waisted pants combination work great whether it’s for work or for the casual weekend brunch look. On slouchy weekends, opt for a sequined halter top to give your shoulders a little tan while you sparkle in the sunlight.
  3. For date night, rely on the bejeweled quality of a sequined blouse and create contrast against a boxy tweed jacket.

In Tailored, We Trust

If you really want to try something different this year, there’s nothing better than a classic and high-impact tailored suit. With holiday fashion 2019 officially here, there are plenty of new trends and styles to try now. Serving up some empowering Working Girl vibes, the power suit is back with full force for holiday style 2019. Add a modern twist to the classic pantsuit by mixing and matching contrasting jackets and trousers. For an ultra-sexy going-out look, style a suit with a lace bralette instead of a top. You can also try the '80s-inspired check blazer with solid gold jewelry, or go for an ultra-feminine pink pantsuit, with a contrasting bold red lip. Either way, you’re gonna turn the heat up as you step into the room. 

IRO Tetys Metallic Tweed Cropped Blazer

Colors, hotter than peppers

Bold, fiery shades are everywhere since the spring-summer collections of 2019 came out. The same is staying back for holidays looks as well. Breathe some bright colors into your fall wardrobe and take a fresh approach on color for the season. Replace the standard jewel tones that always reappear at this time of the year. Look for warm colors like orange, yellow, red, and fuschia that instantly make a statement. Two of the best hues to try right now are detailed below.

SALONI Alena Ruched Sleeve Silk Jacquard Floral Midi Dress

Bold and big: Sleeves

Exaggerated silhouettes are truly one of ’80s most celebrated opulence. From puffy sleeves and statement earrings to crystal buckles and ruffled necklines, ’80s-inspired designs will be in full effect for the Christmas party outfits 2019. Think of these items as the ultimate party pieces right now. Scroll down to read about our top two statement-making sleeves styles.

GANNI Blakely Leopard Silk-blend Cropped Top

Balloon sleeves:

The extra-long sleeves of balloon sleeves are stretched out, while the cuffs are puffed up to be short and wide, much like the shape of a semi-deflated balloon. This unique sleeve plays with proportion in a way that’s different from all the other statement sleeves, which is why you need it. The voluminous design looks great when paired with a fitted bodice and worn with cropped, straight or wide-leg pants.

Bishop sleeves:

Bishop sleeves appear soft and feminine as opposed to the look sleek and chic bell sleeves. Most commonly spotted on dresses and jumpsuits, bishop sleeves complement the outfits to which they belong while remaining a standout feature in their own right. This style balloons out toward the lower arm before gathering into a cuff at the wrist, and looks best in sheer fabrics such as chiffon and lace designs. Embraces the relaxed, bohemian aesthetic of the sleeves, or choose a bishop sleeve outfit with a sharp design and clean fabrics to keep the look modern and more tailored.

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