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How to dress for the festive season?

How to dress for the festive season?

The arrival of the most festive time of the year has surely not escaped you. As December approaches, it's time to start thinking about your year-end look. After all, Christmas and New Year's Day are special occasions that call for equally special outfits. If you're not sure what to wear for the festive season, we've put together a guide to help you choose the right pieces, colors and accessories.

1. Choosing the right piece for your party outfit

The dress, a must-have for evening wear

Black sequin evening dress
Silver sequin evening dress
  • A long dress: For special occasions like Christmas or New Year's Eve, when you may want to adopt a more sophisticated look, a long dress may be an appropriate choice. It allows you to be both chic and festive. As a woman, for the festive season, we recommend you opt for shiny materials such as satin or silk.
  • A short black dress: The classic little black dress is also in. Add a belt and matching pumps to create a festive ensemble that's both distinguished and striking.

A suit for a chic holiday look

For a fuss-free Christmas outfit, a suit is the most classic choice. However, we'd still advise you to break with routine and innovate a little. If you're used to black or navy suits, why not opt for red? Try a new trend this winter: thin shoulder pads. They add just the right amount of structure to the upper body, and are ideal if you have an A-shaped body.

A leather skirt for a rock look

The leather skirt is a timeless classic for every occasion, and the festive season is no exception. Adopt a black leather skirt that can easily be paired with a festive top for a classy, modern look. You can also choose a red leather skirt to add a touch of pizzazz to your outfit.

Suit pants for your Christmas outfit

Suit pants aren't just for men - they can also be elegantly adapted to women. Choose loose-fitting, flowing pants that are both comfortable and flattering, and that simply complement your everyday style. Flared legs offer an elongated silhouette without restricting comfort, making them the ideal choice for staying comfortable throughout the party. For Christmas, dare a color a little more original than classic black or navy. Think burgundy, for example, or this year's trendy lilac. Complete your outfit with moderate-heeled ankle boots to enhance your look, a silk blouse for a touch of elegance if you wish, and you're all set.

Further information: How to wear suit pants every day?

Jumpsuits, the alternative to classic dresses

This is the new evening dress: the jumpsuit, combining undeniable comfort with striking elegance. It's best to choose a slim-fitting jumpsuit to enhance the silhouette, while avoiding an overly tight fit. The aim is to emphasize the shape without overdoing it, notably by belting your suit to accentuate the waist. In black, strapless or long-sleeved, simply add a pair of matching ankle boots, a colorful clutch and you're all set. To complete the look, blazers go perfectly with combis.

2. A festive and sparkling color

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Dare to add a metallic touch with glitter

Whether it's the sequined dress or the little top lamé, the choice depends entirely on your boldness. If you prefer the top, consider pairing it with a faux-leather midi skirt to create a look that's both original and festive. This is the perfect time to pull out your rhinestone or sequin pieces to shine all evening long. Jeans embellished with sequins or crystals, a trend we've seen on this year's catwalks, are positioning themselves as the best alternative to evening dresses.

Focus on key hues such as red, gold and silver

The selection of colors is very important when choosing your outfit for the end-of-year festivities. To round off your evening wear, opt for gold or silver shades, a must-have for the festive season. We also recommend red pieces. Not only does this hue illuminate your face, it also enhances your entire silhouette. Choose discreet accessories so as not to weigh down this style.

Feel free to play with patterns

Patterns and prints linked to end-of-year celebrations such as stars, baubles and snowflakes are very popular, but not always easy to wear without risking a fashion faux pas. On the other hand, stripes and checks can be adapted to the festive season for a more casual or formal look, depending on how they are highlighted. As previously stated, dresses, tops and accessories adorned with sequins and sequins are the perfect option for the occasion. These elements add a touch of glitz and glamour to the outfit without detracting from your style.

3. Focus on accessories

Isabel Marant belt bag
Sequin belt and pants

Choose a pair of shoes with heels

It's impossible to talk about evening without mentioning heels. They add a touch of elegance and sophistication to an outfit, which can be particularly appreciated on festive occasions. A pair of heels, such as pumps, can help you feel comfortable and at ease at festive events.

Go for maximalist jewelry

  • Earrings: This year, we're wearing chandelier-large earrings. Distinguished and imposing, they elegantly complement a variety of outfits, especially evening ensembles.
  • Bracelets: Want to wear a simple yet sophisticated outfit to your Christmas or New Year's party? Simply add a cuff and you'll see how it will transform the ensemble, whether the bracelets are silver, gold, shiny or matte. If you want to be at the cutting edge of the trend, don't hesitate to layer them by putting on several cuffs.

Accessorize your look with a clutch bag

Whether you choose a clutch adorned with pearls or sequins for a glamorous look, or a leather clutch for a more daring style, you're sure to catch everyone's eye. The secret to selecting the perfect clutch for an evening out lies in ensuring that it matches the mood of the event and complements your outfit.

4. What party outfit for what occasion?

Dressing for a family Christmas

For a family Christmas dinner, a jumpsuit is an elegant yet comfortable clothing option. Accessorize with subtle jewelry and matching shoes to complete the look. Not only does this piece offer a chic alternative to the traditional dress, it also allows you to stay comfortable while enjoying the delights of the festive family meal.

Dressing for Christmas with friends

This time we're going for a more casual look, but one that's just as classy. For Christmas dinner with friends, there's nothing better than pairing jeans with a blazer. Choose dark, well-fitted jeans for a sophisticated touch, and pair them with a blazer in a festive color like deep red, bottle green or navy blue. Complete the look with a refined shirt or camisole. For a festive feel, don't hesitate to add accessories such as a sequined handbag or a chunky pair of earrings.

Dressing for a company Christmas

For company parties, we keep things simple and don't try to stand out. An elegant black dress is a classic and appropriate choice for a corporate Christmas dinner. Opt for a black dress that aligns with the professional dress code while adding a festive touch. A sophisticated cut, such as a pencil or flared dress, can be adapted to the occasion. To add a festive note, choose subtle details such as delicate sequins, refined lace or festive patterns. The little black dress is a versatile option that embodies elegance while respecting the formal character of the professional environment.

Dressing for New Year's Eve

To ring in the New Year with glitz and glamour, a sequinned outfit is the perfect choice. Choose an all-sequin dress or ensemble to capture the essence of the party. We're particularly fond of pieces in metallic tones such as gold, silver or bronze. Pair your glittering outfit with simple accessories to avoid overpowering the look, such as matching booties and delicate jewelry. Whether you choose a slim fit to enhance your silhouette or a more fluid cut for an elegant look, a glittery outfit will let you shine brightly and start the New Year off with a bang.

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