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

H&M

Balloon Sleeve Roll Neck Jumper

Topshop

Faux Fur Collar

Ann Taylor

Checkered Wool-Blend Coat

Mango

Emerald-Cut White Diamond Stud Earrings

Nak Armstrong

Falone Pumps

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

BaubleBar

Drawstring Pouch

Barneys New York

Debbie Crystal-Embellished Velvet Mules

Attico

Dylan Long Leggings

Cotton On

Pleated Dress

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

Lizzie Mandler

Black Velvet Bow Back Pumps

River Island

Apakoara Bag

Aldo

Toni Mauve Metallic Jacquard Blazer

Rachel Zoe

Look at Me Now’ Seamless Leggings

Spanx