How To Nail Holiday Dressing

Hard to believe, but it’s almost the end of the year (gasp!), and we’re soon expecting an influx of holiday party invitations. While we can’t wait to gather with family and friends to feast and be merry and pop champagne, dressing for the occasion requires a bit of planning. For those who are tired of overplayed outfits (i.e., sequined minidresses), we’ve partnered with NET-A-PORTER to help you score the necessary pieces to build a super chic ensemble that’s equal parts elevated and fun. Nab our tips here on how to style this season’s holiday must-haves, and we guarantee you’ll turn heads (without looking like a disco ball).

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Holiday Style

For your go-to dress this holiday season, choose a head-turning floor-length number in a gorgeous festive red. The front draping, delicate straps, open back and fishtail hem all make for an elegant yet alluring result. Accessorize with drop earrings and black ankle-strap heels.

Ladylike slingbacks complement any ensemble. For the holidays, opt for a pair with sparkly embellishments for some glitz and glam. Wear with a shift dress or a turtleneck and metallic pleated midi skirt for added shine.

The metallic clutch is every fashion girl's secret to making a look party-ready in just one step. Let it shine against a chic black jumpsuit.

A military-inspired over-the-knee boot will bring a turtleneck sweater dress to high-fashion territory—the pairing feels sophisticated and of the moment.

The perfect party-dress alternative? A tailored jumpsuit. Choose one with feminine guipure lace details and a cropped wide leg. Complete with fun embellished heels.

Keep warm as you party-hop all season long with an elegant belted wool coat. It'll wear well over any outfit you choose, from a dress to a jumpsuit.

A sweet baby pink satin pump adorned with Art Deco hardware and crystals deserves to be the star of the night. Style it with an equally feminine A-line dress to make a statement at any soiree.

Craving an interesting alternative to the box clutch? Try a cylindrical bag with a ring handle to stow your essentials—the silhouette will add a cool, minimalist vibe to your ensemble.

Shake things up by opting for a sleek, sexy menswear-inspired look—team a cream-colored tuxedo blazer with a black cigarette trouser. Pointed-toe pumps and a bold red lip are final touches.