How To Dress Up Your Leggings For Holiday Parties

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During winter, leggings are a necessary part of the equation, yet planning a party outfit around the stay-warm staples can be a challenge. Their inherent casualness can be offset, however, with the help of luxe fabrics, thoughtful layering and festive accessories. Here, three ensembles fit for a variety of merry occasions.

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Look Party-Perfect In Leggings

Casual Chic

Laid back can still read polished—try stirrup leggings over classic suede pumps to temper a voluminous red sweater. A checked coat with a faux-fur accent lends a luxe touch.

Stirrup Leggings

$50

H&M

Balloon Sleeve Roll Neck Jumper

$75

Topshop

Faux Fur Collar

$60

Ann Taylor

Checkered Wool-Blend Coat

$130

Mango

Emerald-Cut White Diamond Stud Earrings

$2,650

Nak Armstrong

Falone Pumps

$396

La Canadienne

Full-On Glamour

Sparkle and shine is cool with simple cotton leggings. A metallic wrap dress, bedecked velvet mules, feather-adorned pouch and dramatic drop earrings dress things up.

Prima Donna Crystal Drop Earrings

$36

BaubleBar

Drawstring Pouch

$175

Barneys New York

Debbie Crystal-Embellished Velvet Mules

$508

Attico

Dylan Long Leggings

$10

Cotton On

Pleated Dress

$70

Zara

Menswear-Inspired

Embrace tailoring with a gleaming blazer over high-waist leggings. A dazzling clutch, velvet pumps and delicate drop earrings are festive accents with a bit of restraint.

Floating Threads

$575

Lizzie Mandler

Black Velvet Bow Back Pumps

$90

River Island

Apakoara Bag

$65

Aldo

Toni Mauve Metallic Jacquard Blazer

$495

Rachel Zoe

Look at Me Now’ Seamless Leggings

$68

Spanx