The Ultimate Christmas Party Outfit Guide
Stressed about the seemingly endless list of Christmas parties approaching? Find yourself staring into your wardrobe, realising you have nothing to wear? This season should be all about getting together with friends and family and having a festive time, not worrying. With so many options and trends, it can feel impossible to figure out what you should wear. However, here at Ivory Lane Boutique we have everything you need no matter the occasion. Casual, formal or just full-on glam, we’ll have you ready to go and looking good with our Christmas Party Outfit Guide.
The Office/Work Christmas Party Outfit
It’s hard trying to find the perfect balance between office-friendly and party-ready.
It’s even harder trying to find both and still look good. Luckily, we have an abundance of looks that strike that perfect in-between while also making you look and feel great. Our first look is right on trend – pairing a stunning cobalt blue with a luminous, satin sheen fabric, the Nümph Nuarina suit is our go to work party look this year. This conventional style is made glam thanks to its eye-catching shine, while staying conservative enough for the office.
Pair it with a simple white camisole to keep it low-key, or add on the glitz with the Luella Sequin Vest in Navy. You can even mix-and-match the blazer and trousers with other pieces for a variety of different looks. Pop on a pair of stilettos and grab a sparkling clutch and you’ll be ready to go!
The Casual Christmas Party Outfit
There’s nothing better than the easy-going, casual party with your friends, but you still want to feel dressed up and festive!
Or maybe you’re bringing the kids to Elf Town? You can’t get go wrong with a classic Christmas jumper and a pair of comfy jeans or supportive leggings. Casual and glam can go together, especially with the Classic Sequin Star Jumper from Luella. Comfy, warm and bringing the sparkle with its super cute star motif, this black jumper will have you on theme, on trend and feeling the Christmas spirit for sure!
Keep it smart-casual by pairing it with Pieszak’s Poline 360 jeans in Beyond Black, which will flatter your tummy and leave you feeling supported all day long. Then, complete this look with a pair of white runners or black boots.
The Family Christmas Get-Together Outfit
Christmas is all about spending quality time with friends and family, but we always like to put in that extra effort.
Getting dressed up around family members can be especially nerve-wracking, but thankfully it won’t be too hard to avoid any disapproving stares or looks this year. The kids have been to see Santa and now you have to go home to choose an outfit. You can’t go wrong with our super cute sequin jackets. Make this black blazer the statement piece for your outfit. Next, layer it up with a simple, colour-coordinating cami – like this Access Fashion Satin Blouse in Black. Alternatively you could add a pop of colour or even a long sleeve blouse. The options are limitless.
Pair with your favourite black jeans and add just a little bit of extra sparkle with the BOFU shoes from Lola Cruz. What’s more, you can even wear a dress or pencil skirt with this versatile little blazer, the options are endless!
The Formal Christmas Night-Out Outfit
Whether it’s for a formal dinner or a fancy cocktail evening, formal parties can be one of the most stressful.
We often feel like we need to put as much thought in to our looks as possible, but sometimes keeping it simple is better. A statement silhouette in one of the season’s trendiest colours can be all you need to elevate your outfit. We have just the thing! The Coster Copenhagen Jacquard print dress pairs voluminous sleeves with a pared back waist, cutting an feminine figure. Also keeping it trendy is its beautiful navy and blue animal print, one of the most popular colours this season.
Pair it with a simple heel – let the print do the hard work – and all that’s left to do is accessorise! Add some elegant jewelry and one of our stunning double sided clutches to finish your look.
The Christmas Eve Party Outfit
You’ve nearly made it, but you still want to have a glam evening before presents and dinner tomorrow.
We hear you! And of course you’re going to want to bring out your best look yet. We can think of nothing better than a sequin-embellished little black dress, and we have just the one. The Coster Copenahagen Wrap Dress will have you shining through the night, a pairing perfectly with a prosecco in hand. With long sleeves to keep you comfortable, and gentle layering to flatter your figure, you’ll be set to impress.
Add in some statement jewelry, a pretty clutch and stiletto boots or court shoes and you’ll be good to go! We like to wear it with the understated Lola Cruz BOFU shoes, letting the dress really shine.
This season is all about shimmer and glittering finishes. Therefore, we definitely recommend trying to work that in to any look you put together. Additionally, working in this season’s most popular colours will help you stay chic and stylish. We have a wide range of Christmas ready pieces to choose from, and hope our Christmas Party Outfit Guide has helped give you some inspiration. Feel free to mix and match any of the looks we’ve put together and browse our full range.
Remember! The most important thing about choosing any outfit this season is what makes you happy. Focus on feeling the festive spirit, spending quality time with your loved ones and let us handle the rest. Just call in to our boutique on Oranmore in Galway or Castletroy in Limerick, contact us online or give us a shout on the phone! We’re at the ready and here to help with all of your questions and styling needs.